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October 3, 2017
7:30 - 6 pm CDT

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Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria Houston, TX

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S&P Global Platts

Do you need insights into the oil, natural gas, petrochemicals or biodiesel markets? Join us for the Houston Energy Forum 2017.

Meet with key decision makers including our experienced editors, analysts and others, and gain valuable insights on what's driving the markets.

Simply fill out the registration form on the right to secure your place at this free event. This is a great opportunity to exchange views, and increase your understanding of the latest market developments. We hope to see you there.


Annette Hugh

Annette Hugh

Director, Americas Market Development
S&P Global Platts

Jenna Delaney

Jenna Delaney

Senior Analyst,
Quantitative Analysis
S&P Global Platts

Matthew Cook

Matthew Cook

Associate Editorial Director, Crude & Fuel Oil
S&P Global Platts

Beth McKay

Beth McKay

Manager, North
America Gas
S&P Global Platts

Kevin Allen

Kevin Allen

Editor, Aromatics
S&P Global Platts

Jennifer Van Dinter

Jennifer Van Dinter

Global Head, NGL and Petrochemical Analytics
S&P Global Platts

Christopher Ferrell

Christopher Ferrell

Managing Editor, Olefins & Polymers
S&P Global Platts

Richard Capuchino

Richard Capuchino

Senior Analyst, Price Assessments & Pricing
S&P Global Platts

Javier Diaz

Javier Diaz

Senior Project Consultant
S&P Global Platts

Joshua Brown

Joshua Brown

Editor, US Gasoline
S&P Global Platts

Matthew Kohlman

Matthew Kohlman

Senior Managing Editor, Clean Product
S&P Global Platts

Wesley Swift

Wesley Swift

Senior Specialist, Price Assessments & Pricing
S&P Global Platts

Patrick Burns

Patrick Burns

Editor, Fuel Oil
S&P Global Platts

Jeff Moore

Jeff Moore

Senior Energy Analyst
S&P Global Platts


7:30 am

Registration & Networking Breakfast

8:30 am

Welcome /Introduction/ Opening remarks from the Chair

Richard Swann, Editorial Director, Americas Oil Markets, S&P Global Platts

8:45 am

Crude oil and fundamental outlook

  • Imports, exports, production, OPEC

  • Crude fundamental outlook

  • Imports, exports, production, outlook, OPEC

9:45 am

Natural Gas Market Overview

  • Pipeline expansion in the NE & market implications

  • US Infrastructure

  • Permian, Bakken, Stroke

  • Storage

  • Supply Growth

10:15 am

Refreshment Break

10:45 am

NGLs presentation

  • US NGL supply/demand overview

  • Gulf coast crackers projects – implications for ethane prices

  • Northeast infrastructure and impact on exports

11:15 am

Petrochemicals part 1

  • Olefins expansions & exports

  • Polyethylene projects & potential glut

  • Methanol & Shift in trade flows

12 pm

Networking Lunch

1 pm

Mexico: Current state of play with oil & gas liberalization

  • Auction results and implications

  • Infrastructure developments

  • Imports

  • Forecasts

  • Up/midstream developments

  • Mexico’s reform of its oil product markets

1:30 pm

Petrochemicals part 2

  • Benzene & styrenics overview

  • Toluene/xylenes: Expectations vs. reality

  • MTBE: Changing dynamics in USGC

2 pm

Refine Products – Panel Discussion

  • Laurel’s potential reversal

  • Jet Fuels quality problems on Explorer

  • Colonial’s non-allocations

  • RINs market update

2:55 pm

Refreshment Break

3:15 pm


  • Market insights

  • US exports

  • Pricing update

  • US vs Russia: the play for Europe

3:45 pm


MARPOL 2020 bunker fuel speech change has wide-reaching impacts across the barrels

4:15 pm

Summary from the chair

4:30 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception

Agenda subject to change. Don't forget to follow the conversation on social media using #HoustonEnergyForum and download the Platts Events Mobile App for exclusive content and information during the forum. Get the mobile app for your phone or visit the online version for your computer.


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