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Argus Canadian NGL and Petrochemical Summit

Wednesday, May 2
17:00 - 20:00
Canada Week Industry Reception
Thursday, May 3
07:30 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Session 1: Canadian NGL Market Dynamics
  • Global supply/demand dynamics: With the increasing availability of NGLs out of Canada, the US and other regions, where is incremental demand growing and is growth sustainable over the coming years?
  • Alberta shale development: Canadian liquids production is increasing in the Montney and Duvernay fields. Understand production estimates, costs and how well connected these plays can bring supply to market. Understand how much Canadian diluent will be consumed for Alberta’s bitumen, the logistics to bring it to market and what this will mean for US demand
  • Far East demand: Asia is the fastest growing demand center for global LPG. Export terminals from Canada mean a new outlet for Canadian propane and a very competitive option to US Gulf coast supply on a delivered basis. Understand how global trade flows will determine pricing for Canadian propane in the year ahead
Nick Black, Principal LPG, Argus
Dean Setoguchi, SVP Liquids Business Unit, Keyera 
Amy Strahan, Editor Petrochemicals, Argus
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: West Coast Infrastructure
  • British Colombia: Hear the latest updates on Ridley Island propane export terminal
  • US west coast: Get insight into propane and butane exports out of Ferndale
Jamie Fisher, Director Energy Exports, AltaGas
Additional speaker to be announced
12:00 - 14:00 Lunch
14:00 - 15:00 Session 3: Seaborne Market and Asian Demand
  • What is India’s appetite for Canadian NGLs when new west coast export terminals come online?
  • What is the outlook for the VLGC freight market, shipping demand and freight rates?

Chandra Dev Singh, Head of Derivatives Risk Management and International Trade, Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd
Deacon Shorr, President, Libra Fearnley

15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:00 Presentation: Natural Gas Strategy
  • How can Canada continue competing in the North American market? How have production of natural gas and NGLs shifted geographically over the years? What might this mean for existing processing infrastructure and connectivity?
Ajey Chandra, Vice President, Managing Director, Muse Stancil
16:00- 16:45 Presentation: Mexico’s Demand for Canadian Propane
  • Understand the strategy for imports and pricing in Mexico and how the distribution system is working with current infrastructure and storage capacity challenges
Luis Landeros, President, LPGas Distributors Association

16:45 - 18:00 Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 4
07:30 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 10:00 Session 4: Alberta's Petrochemical Powerhouse
  • Extending the Alberta advantage: Understand Alberta’s competitive advantage in petrochemicals and how Alberta can compete with the US in light of recent China-US investments announcement
  • Pembina project update: What is the outlook for Alberta’s petrochemical supply/demand balance for western Canadian propane?   What might additional petrochemical and export demand mean for propane prices in western Canada?

Paige Morse, VP Propylene and Derivatives, Argus
Additional speaker to be announced

10:00 - 10:30 Presentation: Rail Capacity for Propane and Polymers
  • What are the latest projects to bring western Canadian propane and polymers to market?

James Cairns
, VP Petroleum and Chemicals, CN Rail

10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 5: Petrochemical Projects and Regional Outlook for NGLs
  • New projects: Case study of Canada's first integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene complex
  • Competitive economics: What is the outlook for domestic and international petrochemical demand and netbacks from different markets?
  • Ethane demand: What is the outlook for ethane demand and ethylene supply for eastern Canada?
Representative from Inter Pipeline
Steve Weber
, VP Petrochemicals, Argus
Dave Tulk, Partner, Gas Processing Management Inc.
12:30 Conference Concludes

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