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Pre-Conference Focus Day: Competing Fuels | Monday 4 December 2017

Attend Argus’s Competing Fuels Focus Day to understand more about how naphtha, petrochemicals, LNG, and transportation fuels affect the LPG industry.

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LPG in the Petrochemical Sector

  • Why is the petrochemicals sector attracted to LPG?
  • How does it choose LPG over alternative feedstock choices?
  • What is the outlook for future LPG demand into petrochemicals?

Joe Duffy, Principal, Petrochemicals Consulting, EMEA, Argus

 Your Expert Session Leader:
Joe Duffy
Joe Duffy joined Argus DeWitt in 2009 as vice-president ethylene, polymers and derivatives for Europe, Africa and the Middle East. He previously worked for ICI, Huntsman and Saudi company Sabic, where he was responsible for the business management of Sabic’s olefins business in Europe. At Argus DeWitt, Joe has worked on a number of consultancy projects covering the structure of the European olefins markets, investment opportunities in the Middle East and the potential for ethane imports to Europe. 

Joe is also responsible for the provision of regular client services for ethylene and polymers along with the monthly olefins outlook forecast. Joe has a BSc (Hons) and a PhD from the University of Glasgow.


Global Transport Fuel Demand: Forecast Trends and Implications for LPG

  • Overview of global transport fuel demand: Past, present and future
  • Has dieselisation run its course?
  • Battery electric vehicles: Is this the new mainstream?
  • Where does this leave autogas?
Matthew Wright, Senior Analyst, Argus
Your Expert Session Leader:

15.20 Coffee Break



Case Study on Investment Evaluation

  • Understanding LPG’s role in a country/region’s energy mix
  • Evaluating future trade flows
  • The interface between supply routes and pricing
Kristen Mueller, Senior Analyst, Consulting, Argus
 Your Expert Session Leader:
Kristen Mueller
Kristen is a Senior Manager in the London office, providing analysis and developing strategy for energy clients. She has developed extensive experience in LPG markets through her work at Argus, including an assessment of future trade flows, pricing and storage requirements for a European distributor and an analysis of the potential to import propane from the US into Egypt with a focus on security of supply and potential customers. 

Prior to Argus, Kristen was a Consultant at L.E.K. Consulting, developing market assessments and recommending and implementing revenue growth projects. Kristen has an MBA from London Business School and an MA in Economics & China Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
For more information about the 2017 agenda or if you are interested in speaking, please contact the conference team:

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