The industry at a crossroads: planning for future energies

The oil and energy storage industry is at a crossroads. The energy transition is gathering pace, with oil companies and policy makers setting out ambitious carbon neutral pledges. With new fuels emerging, and the world seeks to divest away from fossil fuels, the oil storage industry will need to adapt to a rapidly changing landscape or face a bumpy road ahead.
S&P Global Platts European Oil & Energy Storage Conference brings together the region’s leading storage providers and terminal operators, international oil companies, analysts, banks and regulators to explore the challenges, opportunities, and future outlook for the oil storage industry.

Can't travel to the conference?

As well as offering you the opportunity to meet with delegates face-to-face, we will also host the event online. This means that regardless of your travel circumstances you will be able to stream all the sessions online, chat with other delegates and ask your questions to the speakers via our virtual platform. Even if travel restrictions prohibit you from attending, you can still enjoy the great insights on show.
Your virtual pass will include:
• Access to the virtual platform and all live and on-demand session broadcasts on 25-26 January
• Convenient access and view the event from anywhere through your mobile, tablet and computer
• 1 months post event on-demand access to the virtual platform
• Easy to use networking tools to connect with the audience through the virtual environment


Tuesday, January 25, 2022
  • 8 am Continental breakfast 
Session 1: Scene setting: market fundamentals
      • 9:30 am Chair's welcoming remarksPaul Hickin, Director, S&P Global Platts

      • 9:40 am Keynote addressHugo de Stoop, CEO, Euronav
      • 10:05 am What’s happening in the oil market?
        • A post-pandemic market: supply and demand outlook for crude globally
        • OPEC discussions and production levels, geopolitical tensions and other macroeconomic factors impacting the market
        • Long term outlook; global economic recovery, peak oil, and the energy transition
      • 10:35 am Panel discussion: Exploring the current state of play for European oil storage
        • 2 years in review: how has the industry changed since the beginning of the pandemic?
        • The accelerated focus on the energy transition: how does this translate to what’s happening on the ground currently?
        • Future fuels: how is the industry looking to adapt to the growing use of products such as Hydrogen, chemicals, LNG & batteries?
        Jared Pearl, Chief Commercial Officer, VTTI
        Peter van Wessel, VP Global Commercial Development, Oiltanking
        Ellen Ruhotas, Managing Director, Zenith Terminals
        Peter Vucins, CEO, Global Energy Storage
      • 11:15 am Networking
      • 11:45 am A deep dive into storage levels: what, where and why?
        • What levels of storage are we seeing for crude and refined products, and what are the key drivers?
        • With refiners changing what the produce for 2022, what does this mean for storage?
        • Are we to expect storage overcapacity anytime soon?
           o How will this impact storage rates?
        Patrick Kulsen, Managing Director, Insights Global
Session 2: Spotlight on key product markets and future fuels
      • 12:15 pm Quo vadis, petrochemicals?
        • Framework conditions
           o Europe versus rest of the world
        • Public pressure versus reality
        • Petrochemicals´ pathway to carbon neutrality
        Dorothee Arns, Director General, Fecc
      • 12:45 pm Networking lunch
      • 2 pm Outlook for the European biofuels markets
        • Supply & demand forecast for key biofuels
        • How are upcoming policy developments and mandates going to impact the industry?
           RED II, FQD and the EU Green Deal
        • The rise of Biodiesel and SAF: the future of transport fuel?
        Mark Waddington, Director, Channoil
      • 2:25 pm Refined products markets: when will we reach 2019 demand levels?
        • Supply & demand outlook for key refined products into 2022
        • Refinery expansion plans worldwide: how will this impact global trade flows?
        The future of global mobility in light of decarbonization
        Nicole Leonard, Head of EMEA Custom Solutions and Cross-Commodity Analytics, S&P Global Platts
      • 2:50 pm The region’s Gas and LNG landscape
        • How has the landscape in Europe adapted to changing fundamentals?
        • Key factors influencing the markets in 2022
        • IDiversification of Europe’s gas supplies: how do we see this evolving?
        • Gas and LNG’s role in the energy transition
        Jean-Baptiste Dubreui, Senior Natural Gas Analyst, International Energy Agency
      • 3:15 pm Panel discussion: Storage of new fuels & emerging products: how is the industry looking at this?
        • How has the industry been approaching the storage of emerging products and new fuels including chemicals & biofuels?
           o Challenges with storage and transportation
        • The storage of Hydrogen
        • Can the oil storage industry play a part in Hydrogen value chains?
        Matt Wilson, Business Development Manager, Navigator Terminals
        Catherine Gras, CEO, Storengy
        Rutger van Thiel, CEO, Alkion Terminals
      • 3:55 pm Networking
Session 3: International markets and trade flow evolution
    • 3:50 pm Panel discussion: Global storage developments: trends and evolving trade flows
      • The current landscape in key regions: Asia, Middle East, and the US
         o Middle East and China refinery expansion plans: impact on storage?
      • Trade flow evolution: what’s moving, and how will it impact storage in these regions?
      • Where do we see the global markets developing?
    • 5 pm Supply chain optimization
    • 5:30 pm Chair's concluding remarks
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
  • 8:30 am Continental breakfast
  • 9:30 am Chair’s opening remarks & recap of day one
  • 9:40 am Keynote
  • 10:35 am Panel discussion: A changing landscape: paving the way for the energy transition
    • The energy transition gaining momentum: how is this impacting storage companies?
       o Has there been a shift in behaviour from key storage players?
    • How quickly do we realistically see the transition unfold?
       o How can the industry adapt? Expectations and timelines
    • Is the grass always greener? How realistic and sustainable are green governmental initiatives?
       o EU taxonomy: what is defined as ‘green’?
    Jorge Lanza, CEO, Exolum
    Nuria Blasco, General Manager, TEPSA
    Thomas Koch Blank, Senior Principal, RMI
  • 11:20 am Networking refreshment break
  • 11:45 am An update from the Ports: embracing the energy transition
  • 12.05 pm Panel discussion: Infrastructure & investment in storage: strategy & future appetite
    • An update on recent transactions and planned projects
    • Making way for green fuels: diversifying portfolios
    • How are investors approaching ESG and how does this impact their storage strategy?
    • Will there be an appetite be for investment in oil storage in 10 years’ time?
    Eduard Ruijs, Managing Director, BlackRock
    Berend Passmann, Senior Vice President, DNB Bank
    Erwin Nederkoorn, Managing Director, Energy - Global Lead Mid/downstream, ING
    Andrew Lester, Director, The Carlyle Group
  • 12.40 pm Networking lunch & close of conference


S&P Global Platts Oil & Energy Storage Conference 2022 will take place Hilton Amsterdam on January 25 at 8 am - 5:30 pm CET and January 26 at 8:30 am - 12:45 pm CET.

Jared Pearl Jared Pearl
Chief Commercial Officer, VTTI
Peter van Wessel
VP Global Commercial Development, Oiltanking
Dorothee Arns
Director General, Fecc

Of German nationality, Dorothee Arns is a seasoned public affairs and business professional with vast experience in successfully leading profit and nonprofit organisations.

Her professional career in the chemical industry started in 1995 at BASF in Ludwigshafen, Germany, where in the course of the years she held senior management positions in various areas of BASF chemicals' business, notably in marketing, sales, eBusiness and controlling. In the non-profit area Dorothee Arns served as Executive Director of Petrochemicals Europe at Cefic from 2013 to 2019 and beforehand, from 2006 to 2011, she had already worked as Director General of the European Solvents Industry Group (ESIG). During all these years in Brussels, she has built up an extensive network of contacts within the EU Institutions and far beyond. On 1 June 2019 she was appointed Managing Director of Fecc, the European Association of Chemical Distributors. Dorothee studied in Germany, Ireland and Spain and holds Master degrees in Business Administration as well as in Applied Languages & Linguistics.
Matt Wilson Matt Wilson
Business Development Manager, Navigator Terminals
Catherine Gras Catherine Gras
CEO, Storengy
Jorge Lanza Jorge Lanza
CEO, Exolum
Nuria Blasco Nuria Blasco
General Manager, TEPSA
Eduard Ruijs Eduard Ruijs
Managing Director, Blackrock

Eduard Ruijs is a Managing Director in the Global Energy & Power Infrastructure funds, which currently manage $8 billion for investment in the power, midstream, utility and other areas in the energy sector across two 15-year funds. BlackRock acquired the Funds in 2017, which were created and built at First Reserve, a private equity firm that has been investing in exclusively in the energy sector since 1983. Mr. Eduard Ruijs is leading the London team responsible for investment origination, execution and exit strategy, focusing on the energy infrastructure sector in EMEA and Asia-Pacific.

In February 2019 the London team entered into a landmark infrastructure partnership with KKR and the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) to form a new entity – ADNOC Oil Pipelines, in which BlackRock and KKR will collectively hold a 40% interest. It will lease ADNOC’s ownership interest in 18 pipelines transporting stabilized crude oil and spread across ADNOC’s offshore and onshore upstream concessions for a 23-year period

At First Reserve, Eduard Ruijs was a Managing Director of the European Energy Infrastructure team and led its investments in the First Reserve energy infrastructure funds. Prior to joining First Reserve in 2011, Eduard was an Investment Director & Partner with NIBC Infrastructure Partners, a Europe focused infrastructure fund manager, where he executed several investments in the renewable energy and midstream sectors, and served on the Boards of those companies. Prior to NIBC, he was a senior Principal with Boston Consulting Group's Energy Practice in London, and a Manager with A.T. Kearney Ltd, where he also advised mostly energy clients.

Eduard Ruijs earned a M. Juris in Law and Economics of Oxford University where he was a Chevening Scholar, an MSc (Drs) in Economics and MA (Mr.) in Law from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, a Bachelor in Business Administration of Nijenrode University in the Netherlands, and obtained an Executive MBA from Michigan Business School as well as graduated from the government sponsored Japan Prizewinners Programme at Leiden University.

Erwin Nederkoorn, Managing Director, Energy - Global Lead Mid/downstream, ING Erwin Nederkoorn
Managing Director, Energy - Global Lead Mid/downstream, ING
Andrew Lester, Director, The Carlyle Group Andrew Lester
Director, The Carlyle Group

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The S&P Global Platts European Oil & Energy Storage Conference 2022 will take place at the Hilton Amsterdam on January 25-26, 2022 at 9 am - 13:45 pm CET.

Early Bird Rate
Register by December 10
Standard Rate
Register by January 27
In-person Delegate
Virtual Delegate

Rates are in USD and are not inclusive of Netherlands tax rate of 21% for in-person delegates.

Commitment to Safety

The health and safety of our attendees are of utmost importance. S&P Global Platts will follow local Government guidelines during this event. Currently, we ask that all physical attendees provide visual proof of their vaccination at registration or proof of a negative lateral flow test. We also recommend that participants wear facemasks where possible during our events. We are continuously monitoring the situation and will adjust these guidelines as needed. We appreciate your cooperation as we work to keep everyone safe during these challenging times.

• We request visual proof of vaccination at registration or proof of a negative lateral flow test
• We recommend that participants wear facemasks where possible during our events
• Participants are asked not to attend if feeling unwell and to participate virtually

Cleaning & Hygiene
• We will undertake enhanced cleaning before and during our events, working with our venue partners to attain the highest standards of cleanliness
• We will provide face masks, hand sanitizing stations, personal sanitizing materials, contactless registration and encourage all participants to regularly wash and disinfect their hands

Physical Distancing
• We request participants avoid physical contact, such as handshakes and embraces
• We will work to room capacity limits to ensure safe physical distancing
• We will maintain a density of participants in line with local government guidelines

We will continue to monitor government guidance to ensure the health and safety of all.



S&P Global Platts Annual Oil & Energy Storage Conference will be held on January 25-26, 2022 at the Hilton Amsterdam in The Netherlands.

Your conference registration does not include accommodation. A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the Hilton Amsterdam at a discounted group rate.

Please note that these rates apply for the nights of January 24-27, 2022. The discounted room rate will be available until 10th December, 2021 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Room Rates:
Hilton Deluxe Room (single occupancy) – €229

Bedroom rates are quoted in Euros (€) and are inclusive of breakfast, excluding 7% city tax and excluding a tourism fee of € 3.00 per person/night.
Individuals can cancel their accommodation bookings up until 8 days prior to arrival.
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** Please note: S&P Global Platts is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk of a compromise. To make your reservation, please contact the hotel directly

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I am no longer able attend. May I send someone else in my place?

If you’re not able to attend, we’re happy to transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests must be received in writing via email to [email protected], and are subject to approval. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: +44 (0)20 7176 6111

What if I need to cancel my registration?

Cancellation is not available for this event. Once payment has been made, we are not able to offer a refund. If you're not able to attend or send a colleague in your place, you will still receive access to the on-demand replay of the event and all the materials (included with your registration).

To transfer your registration to a member of your organization at no cost, send your request by email to [email protected] up to 2 business days in advance of the event. Requests are subject to approval. For assistance, you may also reach out by phone: +44 (0)20 7176 6111

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Yes, we offer a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs—and your budget. Please reach out directly to the Business Development Manager for this event:

Irina Bondareva
Phone: +44 (0) 7976 684 617
Email: [email protected]

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