S&P GLOBAL PLATTS HOUSTON OIL & ENERGY
Forum 2019

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October 3, 2019
8 am – 6:15 pm CT

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Marriott Marquis Houston
Map & Directions

S&P Global Platts

Global influences, regional impacts

Join us for our annual Platts Houston Oil & Energy Forum where you can hear first-hand our latest analysis on market trends and the outlook for oil and energy products. Our respected editors and analysts share their insights, and it's a great dialogue with delegates asking questions and giving their views.

During the event, you will be able to meet key decision-makers, Platts leading commodity specialists, analysts, and your peers. All while gaining valuable insights and learning more about what’s driving the markets and obtain additional training on our price assessments, methodologies and more.

Topics to be discussed include:

  • A global outlook into energy markets

  • A review of the North American crude oil industry

  • IMO 2020 Panel – Countdown to Implementation

  • Natural gas, NGL and LNG outlooks for the US and Mexico

  • A look at renewables including biofuels, RINs pricing and the agriculture-related impact

  • A picture of the fluid nature of today's refined products

  • Electric Vehicle Metals: Will they spark disruption for energy markets?

  • US Petrochemicals: Dispatches from the trade wars





Speakers

Annette Hugh

Annette Hugh

Global Director, Market Engagement
S&P Global Platts

Claudio Galimberti

Claudio Galimberti

Head of Demand & Refining Analytics
S&P Global Platts

Richard Swann

Richard Swann

Editorial Director, Americas Oil Markets
S&P Global Platts

Christopher Ferrell

Christopher Ferrell

Senior Program Manager, Global Market Engagement & Development
S&P Global Platts

Barbara Troner

Barbara Troner

Managing Editor, Americas Tankers
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Sophie Byron

Sophie Byron

Associate Pricing Director, Agriculture - Americas
S&P Global Platts

John Hilfiker

John Hilfiker

Energy Analyst, North America Gas & Power Research
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Ryan Ouwerkerk

Ryan Ouwerkerk

Manager, Americas Natural Gas Pricing
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Kristen Hays

Kristen Hays

Global Market Lead - Polymers
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Beth McKay

Beth McKay

Team Lead – North American Gas Analytics
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Josh Pedrick

Josh Pedrick

Managing Editor, Biofuels and Sugar – Americas
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Lenny Rodriguez

Team Lead, Arbritage and Latin American
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Matthew Kohlman

Matthew Kohlman

Associate Editorial Director, Clean Products
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Harry Weber

Harry Weber

Platts senior natural gas writer, North America
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Manan Ahuja

Manan Ahuja

Manager, North America Power Analytics
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Laura Huchzermeyer

Laura Huchzermeyer

Managing Editor, Americas Crude
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Fitzgerald Michael

Michael Fitzgerald

Associate editor, Metals
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Ross Wyeno

Team Lead, North American Natural Gas, Analytics
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Amy Gasca

Pricing Manager, North American Power
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Corey Lavinsky

Corey Lavinsky

Advisor, Global Biofuels Analytics
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Jennifer Van Dinter

Jennifer Van Dinter

Head of NGL and Petrochemical Analytics
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Matt Eversman

Matt Eversman

Associate Editorial Director, Crude, Fuel Oil, Bunker Markets
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Rob Stier

Rob Stier

Senior Manager, Petrochemical Analytics
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Jenna Delaney

Jenna Delaney

Team Lead - North American Oil Analytics
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Andrew Moore

Andrew Moore

Managing Editor, Coal Trader
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Madeline Jowdy

Madeline Jowdy

Manager, LNG Analytics
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Emmanuel Latham

Senior Specialist, Metals
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Janet Mcgurty

Janet Mcgurty

Senior oil writer
S&P Global Platts

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Meghan Gordon

Senior Editor, Oil News
S&P Global Platts


Agenda

8 am

Registration & Networking

9 am

Welcome

9:30 am

Plenary sessions

  • Global energy market outlook
  • Oil Pricing as part of the global energy complex

Special Session IMO 2020 – Global transportation impacts

10:50 am

Networking Break

11:20 am

IMO 2020 – Countdown to implementation

  • Impact on refiners

  • Changes to fuel oil and bunker trade

  • Implications for shipping markets

12:05 pm

Networking Lunch

1:15 pm

Breakout Session 1: US crude oil impact on the international market

Breakout Session 2: How Low Can Prices Go? Domestic and Growing Export Markets Impact on US Natural Gas

  • US production growth in the face of low gas prices – how long can this persist?

  • Opportunity for increased gas demand in low price environment

  • Threats to further downside on NYMEX pricing?: A Look into Global LNG and Mexico

  • Are global LNG markets signaling for US LNG production curtailments?

2:15 pm

Breakout Session 3: Ethanol: Stealing oil market share or saving the environment?

  • The Renewable Fuels Standard and the impact of small refinery exemptions

  • E15 implementation and forecasts

  • Ethanol prices and blending demand

  • GHG reduction emission programs; Canada and Brazil developments

Breakout Session 4: The Role of Coal and Gas in a transitioning Power Market

  • Outlook of Coal and Gas as it relates to Power

  • Areas to watch – Factors that can impact power transitioning

    • Resilience

    • Reserve Margin mandates

    • Renewables

    • Policies

    • Pricing

  • Platts current and upcoming assessments in Power to respond to the transition, including renewables, curtailment effect, etc…

3 pm

Network Break

3:30 pm

Breakout Session 5: The fluid nature of today's refined products picture

  • The diesel market in view of IMO 2020

  • Refinery product slate changes

  • State of affairs for gasoline

  • Midwest products heading to Philly

Breakout Session 6: LNG: The Impact of North American LNG Exports on Global Gas Markets

  • Pricing Trends in the Global LNG Market: the Great Divide between Long-Term and Spot Pricing

  • US Supply Boom or bust? A look at the future for new US liquefaction projects

  • Forecasting LNG Pricing & Fundamentals

  • Developments in Platts LNG Pricing Methodology and Technology

4:30 pm

Breakout session 7: Electric Vehicle Metals: Will they spark disruption for energy markets?

  • EV market update and growth expectations

  • Raw materials for EVs

  • Lithium market update

  • Cobalt market update

  • Risk management for battery metals

Breakout session 8: US Petrochemicals: Dispatches from the trade wars

  • Exports: Enterprise’s new terminal nearing phase-one startup, will this outlet dent the US ethylene glut and boost prices?

  • Polyvinyl chloride: The construction staple was caught up in the 2018-2019 PE export logjam, market expects more slowdowns in 2019-2020

  • What is the outlook for recycled plastics?

5:15 pm

Networking Reception

6:15 pm

Forum ends

Agenda subject to change

TIME UNTIL EVENT