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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 - 08:30 Registration and Breakfast

08:30 - 08:45 Welcome and Opening Remarks
08:45 - 10:00 Session 1: Canadian NGL Market Dynamics

  • Canada’s energy future: Understand the long-term analysis for Canadian NGL production estimates, pipelines, outlook for price and future exports 
  • Asian demand centers: Asia is the fastest growing demand center for global LPG. Export terminals from Canada mean a new outlet for Canadian propane. For Asian buyers, Canada is a very competitive option to USGC supply on a delivered basis. Understand how global trade flows will determine pricing for Canadian propane in the year ahead 
  • Diluent market: Canada is increasingly making more diluent in the Montney and Duvernay fields. How much diluent will be consumed for Alberta’s bitumen and what are the logistics to bring it to market? And how might increasing Canadian production impact demand in the US?
10:00 - 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 - 12:00 Session 2: West Coast Exports

This session will address the latest export projects and outlets for Canadian NGLs on the west coast including:
  • Key demand drivers from residential to petrochemical use
  • Building the case for market liquidity and price transparency
  • Canada’s competitive advantage to USGC supplies
  • Opportunities for WCSB producers and netback improvements
  • Future of US west coast exports when propane exports from British Columbia ramp up
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Session 3: Transportation and Logistics for Canadian NGLs

  • Exports from Markus Hook: Mariner East 2 is scheduled to come online in 2018. What impact will this have on Eastern Canadian propane/butane?
  • Rail capacity: What are the latest projects to bring western Canadian propane to market?
  • VLGC freight market: What is the outlook for shipping demand and freight rates?
15:00 - 15:30 Networking Break
15:30 - 16:30 Session 4: Mexico’s Demand for Canadian Propane

  • LPG distribution in Mexico: Understand the strategy for imports and pricing in Mexico and how the distribution system is working with current infrastructure and storage capacity challenges
  • Exporting propane to Mexico: Understand the demand dynamics for Edmonton propane in the Mexican market
16:30 - 17:30 Cocktail Reception
Friday, May 4
08:00 - 08:45 Registration and Breakfast

08:45 - 09:00

Opening Remarks
09:00 - 10:30 Session 5: Petrochemical Feedstocks – What’s Driving Demand?

  • Extending the Alberta advantage: Understand the opportunities in petrochemicals and Alberta’s competitive advantage
  • Pembina project update: What is the outlook for Alberta’s petrochemical supply/demand balance for western Canadian propane? When will final investment decision be made for the PDH/PP facility? What might additional petrochemical and export demand mean for propane prices in western Canada?
  • Competitive economics: How are petrochemical producers optimizing feedslates to remain competitive?
10:30 - 11:00 Networking Break 
11:00 - 12:00 Session 6: Ethane Demand and Ethylene Production

  • Rise of ethane projects: What are the implications of US ethane crackers and ethylene export terminals coming online? 
  • Nova’s Corunna all-ethane conversion: Impact on propane/butane market in eastern Canada 
12:00 Conference Concludes

* Program subject to change


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