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Never before has an industrial sector been affected by a regulatory requirement that dramatically shifts the petroleum sector’s entire supply chain.

The IMO MARPOL Annex VI is the biggest change and greatest uncertainty that will create vast business opportunities and tremendous exposures for refiners, blenders, terminal operators and ship owners/operators. Forward thinking refiners are in a unique position to capitalize on the market shift as the compliance date of January 1, 2020 approaches. Come learn how to navigate the future bunker fuel spec changes as well as: 

  • Evaluate how blending the lower sulfur fuel may be achieved
  • Gain an understanding as to its implications for the light/heavy spreads that are sure to widen
  • Understand when will this impact begin and how wide and long will the price spreads be impacted
  • Analyze what crude run selection and flexibility are available to refiners and how will they be incentivized
  • Discuss where will the high sulfur resid go that will no longer meet the sulfur specification as a bunker fuel
  • Assess if ship owners will make investments in exhaust stack scrubbers to help alleviate the fuel dislocation

Register today for the Argus Marpol Strategy Summit to join industry experts and other market participants facing these critical issues related to this unprecedented, quickly approaching market disruptor. Join 200 industry colleagues and take advantage of 8+ hours of scheduled networking activities.

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2018 Confirmed Speaker Faculty:

  • Jason Breslaw, Marpol Lead for 0.5% Marine Fuels Development, BP Products North America
  • Jarl Pedersen, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Corpus Christi Authority
  • Mikhail Shapiro, Head of Marine Fuels and IMO 2020, Glencore
  • Vivek Srivastava, Director of Tanker Research, SSY Consultancy & Research
  • Gary Morgan, Director, Market Analysis, Deep Sea Tankers, Clarksons Platou Shipping Services USA LLC 
  • Lana Piterova, Senior Bunker & Lubricant Trader, Arte Bunkering LLC
  • Mike Moore, CEO, Founding Partner, Rigby Refining LLC
  • Tim Smith, Director, Oil and Tanker Markets, MSI
  • Mel Larson, Principal Consultant, KBC Advanced Technologies
  • Brendan Collins, Environment & Natural Resources Partner, Ballard Spahr LLP
  • Jack Wittels, Deputy Editor, Argus
  • Stefka Wechsler, Marine Fuel Editor and Pricing Analyst, Argus
  • Steve Weber, Vice-President, Petrochemical and Refining Consulting, Argus
  • Edward Arnold, Consulting – Americas, Argus
  • ‎Stephen Jones Senior Vice President, Business Development, Argus

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    Topics to be addressed include:

    • A detailed explanation of the IMO sulfur regulation including compliance, specifications, enforcement and other points of interest
    • An evaluation of the most likely scenarios for refiners and how this will changes the refining landscape and alters supply, demand and prices for a variety of petroleum products globally
    • How ship owners are preparing for the tremendous changes in their operations 
    • Insights on the overall pricing and trade impacts on sweet vs. sour crudes
    • The details on the ISO spec changes that impact quality standards for both heavy bunker fuel and marine distillates
    • The end use considerations for marine vessels, asphalt fundamentals, petcoke disposition and prices and power generation

Who should attend?

Managers, Directors, Vice Presidents and C-Suite market participants, including:

  • Refiners
  • Fuel suppliers, traders and brokers
  • Ship owners and ship charterers
  • Heavy product producers and blenders

Register now before rates increase. 

We look forward to seeing you in Houston

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