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WednesdayNov 08, 2017
ThursdayNov 09, 2017
Walt Hart, Vice President, Natural Gas Liquids, IHS Markit
Global LPG supply has been growing rapidly despite the fluctuations in crude oil pricing, but the major contributors to LPG production growth will be concentrated in just a few regions. Demand growth will continue to be dominated by Asia, so incremental waterborne exports will mostly need to make their way to the East. The US will remain the world’s largest LPG exporting country, and will be the largest supplier to Northeast Asia by the end of the decade. Surplus butane should mostly be absorbed by residential/ commercial demand growth, but the propane surplus will likely need to be cleared by chemicals demand, unless we experience major LPG demand growth from power generation or bunker fuel.
Will Holeman, Senior Consultant, Oil Markets and Downstream, IHS Markit
Michael Kelly, Director, WLPGA
Latin American regional demand is around three quarters residential/commercial, it is important to understand how residential/commercial demand will continue to evolve – especially in the face of so many regional crises. These crises leave little extra money for some of these governments to pursue noble social programs like targeted LPG subsidies. There are other countries with less daunting problems where residential/commercial demand should be able to expand with the aid of government support (and not just through subsidies).
Rina Quijada, Sr. Director Business Development Latin America, IHS Markit
The petrochemical industry in Latin America is trying to catch up with demand growth in past years. Main limitation to growth is lack of abundant and competitively priced feedstock throughout the region. From Mexico to Patagonia, demand growth for petrochemicals is heavily supported by imported raw materials. However, with additional production of NGLs, mainly from the U.S. we expect to see surplus product arriving in Latin America. Ethane and LPG imports are expected to increase and provide growth opportunity for selected petrochemicals in Latin America. We also anticipate additional feedstock supply from within the region. Countries like Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia and Peru are working on monetizing natural resources and providing additional feedstock to help grow domestic production of petrochemicals. We hope to provide significant insight through this presentation to help identify growth opportunities for petrochemicals in Latin America.
Kim Davies, Head of Corporate Development, Navigator Gas
Roberto Carncier, CEO, Hub Energia
A description of the current natural gas situation in Argentina and the impact of Vaca Muerta. This presentation will also examine the good NGL quality of Vaca Muerta natural gas, LPG production, market, prices and new project expectations.
Moderator: Adrian Calcaneo, Sr.Consultant, Midstream Oil & NGL Consulting, IHS Markit
Jose Ramon Arango, Executive VP, Planning and Business Development, Panama Canal Authority
Rob Donaldson, Vice President, Targa
Shawn Grau, LPG Trader, Trafigura
Ralf Luther, Senior Trader, Carib LPG Trading Ltd.
Deacon Shorr, President, Libra Fearnley Energy
* Agenda subject to change