06 4月 - 07 4月 2020
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Argus Global Gasoline Conference

  • 08:20
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  • 09:20
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:20
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  • 09:30
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder Chris Judge - Vice-President Crude and Products, Argus
  • 10:00
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  • 10:45
  • Panel discussion: The initial to medium-term impact of IMO 2020 regulations on gasoline and other fuel markets — what has changed?

Topics to be addressed include:

  • How have global refiners adapted to IMO 2020 regulations? 
  • What is the initial to medium-term impact on gasoline quality, output and contract structure in light of energy transition?
  • Is investing in chemicals more appealing to major oil companies today?
  • What are the key trends in mega-integrated refining and petrochemical capacity?
  • Beyond 2020 — compliance, regulation and possible effects on the new gasoline supply

Panel discussion participants include:

  • Gergely Toth, Fuel Quality and Portfolio Management, MOL Group

  • Kanwar Ratra, Chief Executive Officer, Ultimate Oil and Gas

  • Francis Osborne, Head of Forecasting, Argus

  • Additional panelists to be announce
  • 10:45
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee and networking
  • 11:30
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  • 12:00
  • Gasoline production, new growth prospects, policy and trade flows in the Middle East Senior representative - Kuwait Petroleum Corporation (KPC)
  • What are the lucrative opportunities and challenges in an evolving market? 
  • The potential impact of geopolitics vs geo-economics on the gasoline market
  • 12:00
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  • 12:30
  • Where will US gasoline go in 2020-21? Sean Hill - Industry Economist, US Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
  • What are the repercussions of Philadelphia’s refinery capacity closures on US markets and beyond?
  • How will Europe plug the gap caused by the decrease in imports from the US?
  • How will changing regulations, including the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), affect US gasoline demand?
  • Assessing trade flows, pricing and the trends for gasoline within and outside of the US 
  • 12:30
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  • 13:00
  • European gasoline market update Elliot Radley - Editor, European Products, Argus
  • What are the latest trends in European gasoline?
  • How are trade flows changing?
  • How is the E10 rollout in Europe progressing?
  • 13:00
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  • 13:30
  • On-stage interview — the outlook for the financing environment, and how bankers can help gasoline trading Anthony van Vliet - Global Lead Trade & Commodity Finance, Head of TCF Netherlands, ING Bank
 
  • 13:30
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  • 15:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 15:00
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  • 15:30
  • What is driving gasoline demand in Nigeria? A leading market player from the west Africa region

Watch out for the exclusive announcement closer to the event. 

Topics to be addressed include:

  • Assessing trade flows and trends for gasoline in Nigeria
  • Nigeria’s Dangote refinery — what is the expected timeline? How much domestic demand will the refinery cover?
  • Nigeria’s fuel specification landscape — will the Dangote refinery push spec tightening on sulphur and benzene?
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • What are the lucrative opportunities and challenges in other west African countries? Emmanuel Kotei - Head of Operations, Chase Petroleum Ghana
  • Gasoline demand growth? What significant specification changes can be expected?
  • What are the gasoline supply and demand projections for the coming 5-10 years?
  • 16:00
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  • 16:20
  • Panel discussion: What is driving gasoline demand in west Africa? Ultimate Oil and Gas and Chase Petroleum Ghana

Panel discussion participants include:

  • Kanwar Ratra, Chief Executive Officer, Ultimate Oil and Gas
  • Emmanuel Kotei, Head of Operations, Chase Petroleum Ghana
  • A leading market player from west Africa region. The name will be announced closer to the event.
  • Additional panelists to be announced.
 
  • 16:20
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  • 16:50
  • Afternoon coffee break and networking
  • 16:50
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  • 17:20
  • Delving into gasoline demand in Indonesia and assessing lucrative opportunities
  • Assessing trade flows, pricing and trends for gasoline in Indonesia
  • How is Indonesian capacity changing regional and global trade flows? 
  • 17:20
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  • 17:50
  • The latest developments regarding facility upgrades at the Port of Amsterdam Gasoline storage and infrastructure
  • 17:50
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  • 18:00
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; close of day one
  • 18:00
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  • 20:00
  • Evening networking cocktail reception in the hotel
Network with your fellow conference attendees to recap on the key issues of the day.

Please note these drinks are open for conference attendees and speakers only. 
  • 08:50
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  • 09:50
  • Morning registration and networking
  • 09:50
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  • 10:00
  • Chairman’s opening remarks and antitrust reminder Chris Judge - Vice-President Crude and Products, Argus
  • 10:00
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  • 10:15
  • Ethanol’s role in meeting 2020-30 climate and energy targets Victor Bernabeu - Technical and Regulatory Affairs Manager, ePURE - European renewable ethanol
  • Progress to date
  • Overview of the 2020 objectives — RED, FQD and Efforts Sharing targets
  • Outlook towards 2030 — How ethanol could help bridge the gap
  • 10:15
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  • 10:30
  • Challenges and opportunities of higher ethanol blends for gasoline in Europe Dr. Andreas Kolbeck - Technology Expert, Shell Global Solutions (Deutschland)
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • The evolving transportation market — demand drivers, policy impact and the role of European gasoline in the transport mix Neil Watt - Crude and Refined Products Strategist, BB Energy
  • Liquid fuels — assessing current trends and scope for future
  • What impact will alternative fuels have on the gasoline industry?
  • How are the evolving transportation market and the regulatory landscape impacting demand for biofuels?
  • Where will gasoline find demand in an environment where electric cars play a bigger role?
  • 11:00
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  • 11:30
  • Morning coffee break and networking
  • 11:30
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  • 12:30
  • Strategic leaders’ discussion, part 1 ANP, IPIA, and Argus
Topics to be addressed include:
  • What new regulations and policies do we see today and what will be coming into force in the foreseeable future? 
  • Global developments, including
    - Brazilian minimum stocks regulation – RenovaBio
    - US specification changes — the effect of tier 3 and benzene on octanes
  • How are refineries and blenders adapting to new policies on blending?
  • Outlook for advanced biofuels — what alternative blending could happen?

Moderator: Josefine Ahlstrom, Vice-President, Business Development, Argus

Session panelists include:

  • Pietro Mendes, Advisor to the General Director, ANP (the Brazilian National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels

  • Kevin McPartlan, Chief Executive Officer, Irish Petroleum Industry Association

  • Additional panelists to be announced.
  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 14:30
  • Winning strategies for achieving optimal gasoline blending to improve margins
  • Discussing global blending component production, new growth prospects, policy and trade dynamics
  • What investments need to be made to adapt units and technologies for blending?
  • Best practice with calculating economics and effective decision-making
  • Understanding growing demand for blended products
  • 14:30
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  • 15:15
  • Strategic leaders’ discussion, part 2 LyondellBasell Industries, European Fuel Oxygenates Association, and Argus

Topics to be addressed include:

  • What drives the choice of products used for blending?
  • What to consider when choosing your blend
  • Are there any other ways to increase the octane number of gasoline?
  • What are the potential challenges in transitioning to a high-octane gasoline market? How do you address them?
  • How to optimise blending infrastructure for local demand and export demand
  • Consumer affordability of competing blending products

Moderator: Josefine Ahlstrom, Vice-President, Business Development, Argus

 

Session panelists include:

  • Dr. Walter Mirabella, Business Development Manager for Technological Support and Advocacy, LyondellBasell Industries and Chairman, Global Fuels Team, European Fuel Oxygenates Association (EFOA)
  • Additional panelists to be announced.
  • 15:15
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  • 15:30
  • Chairman’s closing remarks; close of the Argus Global Gasoline conference