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January 19, 2017  - Argus Olefins Markets Seminar

This post-conference seminar will provide an in-depth analysis of global olefins markets from the vantage point of NGL feedstocks.


14:00 - 14:30
Ethylene landscape for 2017 and beyond

In this presentation, Argus's Jimmy Levine will explore how the near- and long-term olefins markets impact NGL/LPG pricing trends. His presentation will also explore how organizations should navigate the new dynamics of the ever-growing olefins markets.

Jimmy Levine, Vice President, Olefins - Ethylene, Argus

14:30 - 15:00
Growing NGL demand for olefin production in North America

Dynamic defines propylene markets these days as the variety of production processes grows and regional trends diverge. Access to NGL feedstocks is a key factor in this activity, ensuring the competitive advantage to maintain the strong growth of propylene derivatives. North America has become the new battleground as US and Canadian producers vie for the next big capacity expansion.

Paige Marie Morse, PhD, Vice President, Propylene and Derivatives, Argus
15:00 - 15:30
Outlook for the largest olefin derivatives: polyethylene and polypropylene

With the US polyethylene market looking ahead to new capacity additions and imports rapidly upending traditional polypropylene supply dynamics, 2016 was full of surprises for the US polyolefins markets. Join Argus's US polymers editor Michelle Klump as she presents views on the current market dynamics for olefins and polyolefins, and what to expect going forward into 2017.

This presentation will cover:
  • Argus’ near-term outlook for the US polyethylene and polypropylene markets
  • The impact of olefin feedstock dynamics on the polymer markets.
  • New North American PE capacity, and how it will impact contract pricing and export markets
  • How imports have changed the US polypropylene market, and what is expected in terms of additional capacity expansion
Michelle Klump, Editor, US Polymers, Argus
 15:30 - 16:00
Integration of new feedstock dynamics for olefins production

Steve Weber, Vice President, Petrochemical Consulting, Argus

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