28 августа - 30 августа 2019
Mexico City, Mexico

Argus Mexico Fuel Markets Summit

Preconference day

Start End
  • 14:30
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  • 15:00
  • Registration
  • 15:00
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  • 17:00
  • Pre-conference workshop- Mexico's Tax system & fuels imports: customs, IEPS, and other critical topics
  • Understanding IEPS taxes and the most important concepts around it 
  • Dealing with customs : types of import options, finished vs unfinished gasoline
  • Recommendations related to taxation and paperwork when importing fuels into Mexico
  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Reception

Conference day 1

Start End
  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and breakfast
  • 09:00
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  • 09:10
  • Opening remarks
  • 09:10
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  • 10:00

 

  • Main aspects of energy policy for fuels: How SENER participates in the Mexican fuel's sector, and the main initiatives they focus on
  • The refining system: Revamping current refineries and investing in a new plant
  • Optimizing the current national infrastructure, supply challenges, minimum storage policy and other important initiatives the government has envisioned
  • 10:00
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  • 10:45
  • The current fuels regulatory framework and implications on market participants
  • A description of CRE’s functions for this sector and main activities it regulates on the fuels market
  • Fuel specifications: Main topics related to NOM-016, USLD diesel quality, blending components vs finished gasoline
  • Permits: requesting and renewals for retail, transportation, commercialization
  • Additional topics to consider for participating in the fuels market
  • 10:45
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  • 11:30
  • Morning networking break
  • 11:30
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  • 12:30
  • Session 1: The role of international suppliers: Refiners and traders focusing on Mexico
  • Supplying north and central Mexico – How are USGC refiners supplying Mexico’s market? What is the future of fuels supply from the US gulf coast? What are the main routes in providing fuels to north and central Mexico?
  • Supplying Mexico’s pacific coast – How are US west coast refiners capitalizing supply opportunities in the Mexican Pacific? How has limited marine infrastructure impacted traditional supply sources and what can we expect in the future?

  • 12:30
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  • 14:00
  • Networking lunch
  • 14:00
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  • 15:30
  • On-stage interview: Mexico’s jet fuel market
  • How has the regulatory and competitive environment changed the jet fuel sector?
  • What are the future infrastructure and logistics opportunities for jet fuel in the country?
  • 15:30
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  • 16:00
  • Afternoon networking break
  • 16:00
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  • 17:00
  • Session 2: Fuels transportation economics and overcoming logistical hurdles
  • Fuels supply by tanker trucks –What role will trucking play in cross border and inland transport of fuels? How are fuel shortages and pipeline shutdowns impacting the sector and how is the market preparing for their future trucking needs?
  • PEMEX logistics – pipeline risks and rewards - What are the pros and cons of transporting fuel via pipelines in Mexico? What are the major risks that pipelines face in the Mexican market? How have theft concerns shifted pipeline use to other means of transport, and what impacts has it had on investments? What are companies doing to combat concerns? How can current infrastructure be improved?
  • Rail infrastructure and connecting Mexico’s markets - What challenges does rail face in the Mexican market? What are the barriers to entry? What investments are going to infrastructure development and how many miles of new tacks are in the plans to improve access?

  • 17:00
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  • 19:00
  • Networking reception

Conference day 2

Start End
  • 07:30
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  • 09:00
  • Registration and breakfast
  • 09:00
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  • 10:00
  • Session 3: Panel discussion – An overview of Mexico’s retail sector
  • How has Mexico’s retail sector evolved since the beginning of the Energy Reform?
  • What are the biggest challenges and opportunities in the sector?
  • How do US retailers view Mexico’s market and what best practices can we learn?

 

  • 10:00
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  • 11:30
  • Networking break
  • 10:30
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  • 11:00
  • On-stage interview: Investment and financing opportunities
  • How do financial entities view opportunities in Mexico?
  • What regions or sectors of the supply chain are they focused on?
  • Who has invested in the sector and what can we learn?

  • 11:00
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  • 12:00
  • Session 5: Terminal developments
  • Marine-focused terminals- What developments have been made in marine infrastructure and how will these terminals connect with the downstream and regional markets?
  • Terminal development in Central Mexico- Who is investing in the region and what are their current capacities and expansion plans? What markets do they serve?
  • 12:00
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  • 13:00
  • Session 6: Closing panel – A cleaner future: oxygenates and alternative fuels
  • Ethanol- The future of ethanol as an alternate oxidant in Mexico. What is the outlook of the outlook for an ethanol supply chain into Mexico?
  • MTBE- How will MTBE compete with ethanol in the long term as global MTBE production increases? What is the value of blending MTBE and ethanol versus importing finished gasoline? 
  • Alternative fuels- What is the projected demand for alternative motor fuels such as natural gas, electric and hybrid vehicles in the next 10-15 years? How could this impact gasoline and diesel demand in the long term?
  • 13:00
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  • Conference concludes