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Argus Canadian NGL Markets

*topics, speakers and session timing are subject to change
Tuesday, May 2
17:00 - 20:00
Argus Canada Week Cocktail Reception
Ruth's Chris Steak House

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Wednesday, May 3
07:30 - 09:00 Registration and Breakfast
09:00 - 10:30 Session 1: North American NGL Production
  • Canadian west propane exports: What is the outlook for Canadian propane exports? How much can the US absorb? How do propane exports out of Canada stack up against exports out of the US Gulf coast?
  • Ethane exports: Will there be enough ethane cracker capacity to solve the US supply overhang? 
  • Mont Belvieu market dynamics: Phillips 66 has opened its Mont Belvieu export terminal and Enterprise Products has started exporting ethane from its Morgans Point terminal. What is the capability for exports out of US terminals like Cherry Point and Marcus Hook? 
Speakers:
Ajey Chandra, Managing Director, Muse, Stancil & Co
Peter Kaestner,
Vice President - Feedstocks, Reliance Holdings USA
Amy Strahan, Editor, NGL and Petrochemicals, Argus
10:30 - 11:00 Break 
11:00 - 12:00 Session 2: Global Demand   
  • Asian demand: What are the opportunities for Canadian supply in the Asian market?
  • Opportunities in Mexico: What are the opportunities for North American propane in the Mexican market? How economic is it to ship western Canadian propane by rail? How does Mexico's LPG distribution infrastructure work?
Speakers:
Shigeo Ishikawa, Executive Vice President, ENEOS Globe Corporation
Luis Landeros,
President, LPGas Distributors Association
12:00 - 13:30  Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 3: North American Demand 
  • C5 demand: What might new technology developments mean for production of wet gas in the Duvernay and Montney plays? Can we see more domestic production of C5? What might that mean for diluent demand?
  • Eastern Canadian demand: How much propane is used in eastern Canada? How much is coming from western Canada and how much is coming from the Marcellus-Utica? Could we see potential propane price spikes? What have we learned from the new TransCanada mainline open season?
  • Petrochemical demand: What new PDH projects are developing in the US Gulf coast and in western Canada? How well-connected are these plants to global markets? What might that mean for propylene demand?
Speakers:
Amy Strahan,
Editor, NGL and Petrochemicals, Argus
Marko Ljuboja, NGL Business Manager, LUKOIL
Paige Morse, Vice President, Propylene and Derivatives, Argus
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 16:30 Session 4: Politics and the Changing North American Landscape
  • US tax reform and the border adjustment tax: Prospects and potential impact on the energy industry 
  • Energy and the Alberta government: As partners in resource development, both government and industry in Alberta know the future of energy is not going to look like the past. The relevance of Alberta’s land-locked resources is being challenged by an era of energy abundance and technological innovation. Acknowledging this new reality, the Alberta government is working with industry through various initiatives to ensure Alberta’s energy resources play a role in meeting global energy demand.
Speakers:
Alex Holtan,
Senior Associate, Eversheds Sutherland (US) LLP
Matthew Foss
, Chief Energy Economist, Department of Energy, Government of Alberta
16:30 Reception
Thursday, May 4
07:30 - 09:00 Breakfast and Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Session 5: Infrastructure Projects to Bring Canadian Supply to Market
  • Mexican infrastructure: Who's investing in the midstream to bring western Canadian NGLs to Mexico? What are the permit challenges and how long are the lead times?
  • Shipping outlook: What are the changes taking place in LPG trading and how does that impact VLGC?
  • Ridley Island export capacity: The AltaGas propane export terminal will ship up to 1.2 million tons of propane per year. What are the opportunities for Canadian NGLs to supply the global market? 
Speakers:
Allan Roach,
Senior Vice President, Business Development, Watco Companies
Reidar A. Sundvor
, Managing Partner, ViaMar AS
Jamie Fisher, Director – Energy Exports, AltaGas
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 Session 6: Canadian Project Challenges, Constraints and Strategies for Development
  • Transitioning from turbulence to opportunity: Alberta's Value- Added Energy Future: Persistent low oil prices have resulted in dramatic changes to global energy markets with profound impacts on the Alberta economy. Coupled with policy changes from the federal and provincial governments, market access issues and increasing competition for capital investment, there is concern for Alberta's ability to rebound in these turbulent times. Despite challenges, there is optimism and growth opportunity for value-added energy development in Alberta. Low feedstock prices, skilled local labor, global energy demands and value-added policy decisions provide an opportunity for sustainable development. Join us for an informative look at the current economic situation in Alberta, the competitive factors that we face in the petrochemical energy sector and where opportunities exist for job creation and economic investments in Alberta including those in Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
  • Strategies to develop Canada's liquids markets: Western Canadian hydrocarbon production is constrained by limited domestic demand and an inability to develop the necessary infrastructure to support exports to new markets. Meanwhile, other jurisdictions, especially on the U.S. Gulf Coast, aggressively pursue industrial development with substantial incentives. What are some potential strategies that industry and government can pursue to capture future economic opportunities in the natural gas and NGL industries?
Speakers: 
Pamela Cholak, Director, Stakeholder Relations, Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association
Gerry Goobie, 
Principal, Gas Processing Management
12:00 Conference Concludes


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