03 12月 - 04 12月 2019
Houston, Texas, US

Argus US LPG and Petrochemical Feedstocks

Supply and Demand | Pricing | Midstream Investments

Start End
  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Morning coffee and registration
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks Ross Allen - Vice President, Business Development, Argus

Unravelling the current LPG market and exploring key industry drivers

Start End
  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Keynote speech: Assessing the role of the US NGL industry in the global energy markets Josh McCall - Head of Long-Term Fundamental Analytics, BP
  • US supply trends and risks over the next 12-24 months
  • US LPG export trends and impact to the global market
  • Competing fuels: How are natural gas and crude trends impacting LPG?

  • 09:40
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  • 10:20
  • Live polling - Leaders panel discussion: Where will products go? Exploring global supply demand trends and emerging trading routes with interrelated markets - Equinor, AmeriGas Propane

This panel will bring together players from the domestic and global markets of various industries to explore opportunities and drivers for LPG consumption

  • How much new LPG production can be soaked up by the domestic market?
  • What are the main drivers shaping demand for autogas, power generation, marine and cooking?
  • What investments are essential to truly deliver to a global marketplace?
  • How is the supply chain structured and how important is it to build sustainable partnerships?

Panellists:

Stein-Erling Brekke, Trading Manager LPG & Light Ends, Equinor 

Bill Marks, Director of Supply Strategy and Risk Management, AmeriGas Propane  

  • 10:20
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  • 10:40
  • Speed networking
A quick-fire exercise where you'll be introduced to everyone in the room in 20 minutes. A great ice-breaker and opportunity to set up conversations for later on in the show. Don't forget to bring lots of business cards!
  • 10:40
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  • 11:10
  • Morning coffee and refreshments
  • 11:10
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  • 11:40
  • Insights into EIA’s methodologies and directions in the petrochemical market Warren Wilczewski - Industry Economist, EIA
  • Movements in US propane, ethane and butanes
  • Exploring new methodologies for the US LPG market
  • EIA’s improved representation of the petrochemical industry in long-term projections
  • 11:40
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  • 12:10
  • A spotlight on Canada: Understanding LPG business strategies and changing supply dynamics Melanie Stogran - Senior Supply Analyst, Energy Supply, National Energy Board, Canada
  • How is the Canadian LPG supply landscape changing and what new routes are there to market?
  • Understanding domestic demand versus global export potential
  • Looking at new midstream investments and timelines for projects
  • 12:10
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  • 13:40
  • Networking lunch

Exploring global main import markets

Start End
  • 13:40
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  • 14:10
  • A spotlight on Mexico: LPG demand increasing and opportunities to import from the US Luis Landeros - President, ADG
  • Looking at Mexico’s current and future LPG demand
  • How are governments incentivizing US LPG through permits – which companies are making use of these?
  • A look at infrastructure and what is required to successful import LPG from the US
  • 14:10
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  • 14:50
  • Reviewing new regulations in Brazil to increase opportunities for imports of US LPG Marcos Paulo Ferraz - National Supply and Purchasing Manager, Copagaz
  • Investing in a gas cracker and world-scale PDH plant for polymer production
  • How will this affect global supply and demand dynamics?
  • Using cutting-edge technologies to give a competitive and sustainable cost base

LPG pricing and trading platforms

Start End
  • 14:50
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  • 15:30
  • Afternoon coffee and networking
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Asian LPG prices and market and their global impact David Appleton - Senior Analyst, Argus
  • Why is Asian pricing so important?
  • How will the Asian market evolve in the coming years?
  • Market trends in Asia and the Middle East and what to expect in the coming year
  • 16:00
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  • 16:30
  • IT and analytic infrastructure that aid LPG traders maximize margins and increase productivity Senior Representative - ZE Power
  • Gain a competitive advantage through better decision making
  • How new software can maximize profits for LPG trades
  • Putting data on the cloud – overcoming risks and understanding the benefits of an integrated platform
  • 16:30
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  • 16:40
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks Ross Allen - Vice President, Business Development, Argus
  • 16:40
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  • Happy hour cocktails followed by networking drinks reception
Join us and event attendees for a celebratory drink and your opportunity to extend your networking into the evening

Midstream investment strategies to take advantage of LPG and NGLs

Terminal Capacity | Petrochemicals | Transport

Start End
  • 08:00
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  • 09:00
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Chairperson’s opening remarks

Building infrastructure in the hub for export

Start End
  • 09:10
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  • 09:40
  • Terminal expansions to increase the ability to export LPG Jeff Pinter - Executive Vice President, NGL Liquids, NGL Energy Partners
  • Exploring investments at the terminals including processing units, infrastructure and storage
  • Investigating new export routes to ship inexpensive LPG feedstock
  • Overcoming the major bottlenecks at terminals
  • 09:40
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  • 10:10
  • Panel discussion: Building infrastructure to support LPG exports from the US Gulf coast - NGL Energy Partners, Ultragaz, Argus, Copagaz

Experts will review the current infrastructure, including terminals, pipelines, trucks, shipping and storage – and will explore the key strategies needed to overcome the main hurdles in supplying LPG into international markets

  • What new investments in pipelines and trucking are needed to improve the supply chain from a supply and demand perspective?
  • How can we improve visibility at terminals, including with shipping and docking space?
  • Where are the major infrastructure bottlenecks?

Moderator:

Vanessa Viola, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Argus

Panellists:

Jeff Pinter, Executive Vice President, NGL Liquids, NGL Energy Partners

Karin Krugner Constantino Moran, Supply Chain and Logistics Manager, Ultragaz 

Agnaldo Inojosa, Operational Director (COO), Copagaz

Exploring global petrochemical demand

Start End
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • The changing petrochemical feedstock landscape: Naphtha versus LPG competitiveness Steve Weber - Vice President, Petrochemical and Refining Consulting, Argus
  • How is the energy transition impacting feedstock switches globally towards favoring LPG?
  • Reviewing pricing structures for petrochemical feedstocks — how do propane, ethane and naphtha compare?
  • A focus on propylene and ethylene: Pricing and supply/demand dynamics
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • China case study: Exploring growth in the region and petrochemical demand coming online David Wang - Trader, Oriental Energy
  • Examining demand and growth expectations due to new PDH capacity in China
  • How is the Chinese-US trade war impacting trade flows and tariffs?
  • Assessing the trading landscape and current freight
  • 12:00
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  • 12:10
  • Chairperson’s closing remarks
  • 12:10
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • Close of conference