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Argus China and Global Oil 2017

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Argus China and Global Oil will be back in Beijing on 30-31 March 2017

The global oil supply glut continues to take its toll on producers, one of the most positive notes to emerge in 2016 has been the spike in China’s crude consumption. Further demand growth from independent refiners could help support imports next year.

Meanwhile, China’s domestic crude production fell by more than 280,000 b/d in 2016 and may shrink by the same degree next year — potentially boosting imports further. China is also expected to import more crude from the Americas, with Unipec already showing strong interest in US-origin crudes.

In Argus China and Global Oil 2017, the key topics of debate will include:

  • China’s market liberalization may raise the number of crude importers to more than 30 firms. How will import dynamics evolve?
  • As part of its diversification strategy, China is increasingly looking to the Americas for its future crude imports. What will be the impact on trade flows?
  • Opec continues to attempt to rebalance the market. Will this provide a silver bullet for the oil supply glut?
  • China’s pipelines, ports and storage tanks are quickly expanding, while investment in global infrastructure expansions is rising in anticipation of increasing oil flows. What opportunities are available?
  • US crude export deregulation, combined with Donald’s Trump's pro-drilling stance, may pave the way for more shipments of US oil to China. Unipec has already shown strong interest in US-origin crude. What about other buyers in China

2017 Featured Speakers

Jim Teague
Bill Briggs, Director, Waterborne NGL Origination, Phillips 66
Matt Marshall, NGL Analyst, Cargill
Craig Whitley, President, World Energy Consultants
Chen Bo

Zhang Liu Cheng     

Shandong Dongming
Petrochemical Group

Chai Qin Hu
China Merchants

M. Hameed Siddiqui
Energy Consulting

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Do not miss the networking opportunities

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Argus China and Russia Oil and Gas 2016
attracted almost 140 participants from across the globe, with strong involvement from China’s teakettle refineries, global producers and traders. The 2017 event will continue our commitment to providing a high-quality platform, sharing the most timely market intelligence and helping drive the success of this crucial market.

For more information, please contact us:

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Day 1 |30 March (Thursday)
08:30 - 09:30
Registration and Refreshments
09:30 - 09:35

Welcome Address by Argus

Session 1: US-Origin Crudes and China’s Diversification Strategy

 09:35 – 09:50

China Looks to the Americas: New Trends in China’s Crude Oil Imports

Chen Bo, President, Unipec
 09:50 - 10:05 Outlook for US Shale Exports to Asia
 10:05 - 10:15 Q&A
 10:15 - 10:45 The Dynamics of the US Shale Oil Business — Technical Achievements, Economic Challenges and Future Trends

M. Hameed Siddiqui,
President, Prescience Energy Consulting, Inc
Former Division Head Marketing Services, Crude Oil Sales & Marketing, Saudi Aramco 
10:45 - 11:10  Potential Growth of US Crude Futures Trading Following the Expected Surge in Crude Exports
Nicolas Dupuis,
Senior Director, Energy Products, Asia Pacific, CME Group
11:10 - 11:25 Current Status of US Crude Export Facilities: Challenges and Investment Opportunities
11:25 - 11:40 Networking Refreshments

Session 2: Russia in the Spotlight: Prospects for Crude Market Development

 11:40 - 12:00 Key Developments in Russia’s Crude Derivatives Market
 12:00 - 12:20 Key Trends in Russia’s Crude Output, Pipeline and Port Developments
 12:20 - 12:30 Q&A
 12:30 - 14:00 Lunch

Session 3: China’s Crude Demand Outlook

 14:00 - 14:30 Outlook for Demand Growth from Shandong Independent Refiners and How the Sector is Adapting to Changing Regulations

Zhang Liu Cheng,
Director & VP, Shandong Dongming Petrochemical Group
 14:30 - 15:00 Latest Developments in China’s Independent Refining Sector

Nick Mai,
Senior Analyst, Argus China Petroleum, Argus

15:00 - 15:10

15:10 - 15:40

A Top-Down Analysis of China’s Future Oil Consumption Trends and an LCA Analysis of Gasoline and Diesel

Chai Qin Hu, Chief Analyst (Oil and Petrochemical), China Merchants Securities
15:40 - 16:00 Afternoon Refreshments

Session 4: Competitive Landscape in the Asian Refining Sector

16:00 - 16:30 Outlook for India’s Crude Imports and Demand Forecast
Senior Representative, Bharat Petroleum(to be confirmed)
16:30 - 17:00
 Dynamics of South Korea’s Refining Business
17:00 - 17:10  Q&A
17:10 - 17:15  Chairman’s Closing Remarks
17:30 - 20:00
 Conference Cocktail Reception

Day 2 | 31 March (Friday)
09:00 - 09:30
Refreshments and Coffee
 09:30 - 09:35 Opening Address

Session 5–The Evolving Role of OPEC and Key Developments in Member Countries

09:35 - 09:55

Crude Supplies from west Africa

09:55 - 10:15
Crude Supplies from the Mideast Gulf

10:15 - 10:25


Session 6– The Energy Infrastructure Sector

10:25 - 10:45  Rising Investments in Ports, Pipeline and Storage Tanks
10:45 - 10:50
10:50 - 11:05

Networking Refreshments

Session 7 – Mini-Seminar

11:05 - 12:55  Petroleum Industry Dynamics, Geopolitics and Oil Price Movements

M. Hameed Siddiqui,
President, Prescience Energy Consulting, Inc
Former Division Head Marketing Services, Crude Oil Sales & Marketing, Saudi Aramco
12:55 - 13:00
 Closing Address by Argus
 13:00 - 14:00

Registration Fees

  • Early Bird promotion : USD 1600 (Ending 13th January 2017) 
  • Standard Registration Rate : USD 1800

Register online

Conference fee includes:

  • Day pass to participate in all sessions on both conference days
  • Cocktail reception on 30th March 2017
  • Networking lunches on 30th March and 31st March 2017
  • Refreshment breaks during all conference days
  • One set of conference documentation 
* Travel, accommodation and visa costs are not included in the conference fee.
* Registration fees are subject to the prevailing government tax.

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Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of China-Russia Oil and Gas 2015 is to provide participants with deeper insights into cross-border oil and gas trading opportunities between China and Russia. 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. 


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Argus China Petroleum provides analysis of crude and oil products market trends in China, using government statistics and insights from specialists on the ground, it includes commentary on both political and industry developments.


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