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Argus Consulting RFS and RINs Training

Join Argus Consulting for a full day of A to Z training on the RFS and RINs market!

June 21st

Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77056

Topics to be discussed

  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-through: The ugly truth
  • Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts
  • RFS risk factors and related biofuels policy forecasts
  • Influences from policy (CAFE, blender tax credit, LCFS, state incentives)
  • Buyer practices in an unhedged market
  • Long and short term strategies driving the market

Presented by:

Paul Niznik
Paul Niznik,
Manager, Biofuels & Environment, Argus Consulting Services
phone icon 713 855 4009
email icon paul.niznik@argusmedia.com


  






Agenda
09:00 - 09:30  Registration and Coffee
09:30 - 11:00  Session One
  • An overview of Renewable Fuels Standard
  • RINs types and rules for using RINs for compliance
  • Examining how the rules have shaped the “unusual” behavior of the RINs and biofuels markets. (D6-D4 Spreads)
  • How Cellulosic Waiver Credits set cellulosic RINs prices
  • Understanding RINS price risk factors, part 1
11:00 - 11:15  Break
11:15 - 12:30 Session Two
  • Biofuel blending: economics and drivers
  • How the “blendwall” chose the future biofuels for the RFS
  • The lynchpin RIN: commodity-driven D4 RIN economics
  • Understanding more of the factors in RINs and biofuels prices
  • Influences from policy (CAFE, blender tax credit, LCFS, state incentives)
  • Interpreting the Argus RINs annual price forecasts
  • RINs price forecasting 101
12:30 - 1:30  Lunch
1:30 - 3:30  Session Three
  • Annual rulemakings and Renewable Volume Obligations.
  • RVO costs to refiners and effects on fuels markets.
  • Product costs and RINs price pass-thorough: The ugly truth.
  • Strategic action by obligated parties.
  • Suggestions on“Hedging” strategies in unhedgeable markets.
  • Risks and rewards from compliance strategies.
  • US biofuels market, opportunities and constraints.


3:30 - 4:00  Summary and Discussion 
  • After-talk: RINS price risks, part 2: Near Term factors
  • After-talk: Long and short-term strategic thinking.



June 21, 2017

Hilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77056

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Registration Pricing

 
Standard Registration $1295

*Fees include participation in all sessions, conference luncheon/reception, coffee breaks, continental breakfast and one set of conference documentation per person. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.

Terms and Conditions

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Antitrust Compliance Reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust laws seriously. The conference sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately, and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.

Hotel Accommodation and Visa Application

Delegates are responsible for their hotel, travel and visa arrangements. Event room rates are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Disclaimer

The organizers will not accept liability for non-approval of visas, individual transport de­lays and transport disruption. In such circumstances, our normal cancellation rules and penalties apply. Where matters beyond the reasonable control of the organizers impair or prevent the organizers from being able to perform any activities relating to this event, each delegate releases the organizers from any liability, relating to such events.



Hilton Post Oak HotelHilton Houston Post Oak
2001 Post Oak Blvd., Houston, TX 77056

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