12 setembro - 14 setembro 2022
In-person: Houston, Texas, US & Online Access

Argus Methanol Forum

Agenda

The Argus Methanol Forum agenda will cover global market trends for the methanol sector with a specific focus on global trade flows, the markets for key derivatives and traditional uses of methanol as well as the latest developments in low-carbon methanol production and the growth in new sectors such as marine fuel and how these developments could potentially affect the overall demand for methanol in the next 20-30 years.

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Key topics on the agenda include:

Rising commodity prices due partly to the Russian Ukraine conflict are pushing inflation up in various countries, ultimately calling for a change in energy policy. Governments are realising how dependent they are on Russian oil and gas and as a result are increasingly more determined to become energy independent. How will Europe adjust with the push for independence from Russia and will the US follow?

Petrochemicals

With feedstock prices doubling and inflation affecting project economics, how will plants recover? What are the impacts of the pandemic and the Russia Ukraine conflict on plant economics? And how will this affect the future of methanol plants?

Developments in producing methanol in a more sustainable way have been gaining momentum in recent years. From bio-methanol to renewable methanol, numerous companies are exploring, or already producing methanol that has a lower environmental impact than traditional methods. Hear from experts across the value chain on how this will develop, including the costs, technical processes, and demand in the coming years. And how will this affect traditional methanol production?

Transportation

The shipping industry has been mandated to reduce its environmental impact. Amongst various initiatives is the commitment to switch to more sustainable fuels of which methanol is one of the options. The key question for shipowners and throughout the sector is which solution is the most practical, economically viable and ensures they meet their sustainability goals in the short and medium term?

With Asia dominating the global market share and accounting for the most consumption of methanol over the last 10 years, get an understanding of developments across Asia, China more specifically. With a focus on China’s energy transition, understand whether we are witnessing a shift from coal to natural gas as feedstock for methanol and how this will impact the global economy.