Argus Methanol Forum

5 November 2019, Tuesday, 2.30 pm - 5.00 pm
Registration begins at 2.00 pm

Hotel Jen Tanglin Singapore by Shangri-La,
The Gallery (Level 2)
1A Cuscaden Road, 249716, Singapore
(Next to The Regent Hotel, Singapore)

Argus invites you to join our complimentary forum to network with industry leaders and market participants and find out more about the the key trends and outlook for the methanol industry.

This is a complimentary event. Due to limited spaces, please register your details now to reserve a seat.

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Forum Agenda


Registration and networking refreshments


Introduction and opening address

Presented by: Mahua Chakravarty, Editor, Petrochemicals, Argus


Global methanol overview — cautiously bearish

  • Key geopolitical events and its impact on methanol
  • Overview of global demand-supply fundamentals
  • Methanol cost affordability and related issues
  • Global incremental production and the consequent oversupply

Presented by: Dave McCaskill, Vice-President, Methanol and Derivatives Service, Argus


A look at the Asian market: Will methanol survive the oversupply?

  • A look at Asia’s methanol supply/demand and trade
  • Geopolitical events and Middle East supply issues
  • Key drivers of methanol pricing and the Argus methodology

Presented by: Mahua Chakravarty, Editor, Petrochemicals, Argus


Q&A for opening session


Networking refreshment


Insights on Chinese methanol balance

  • A deeper look at the Chinese MTO industry
  • Asia’s onslaught of cracker investments and its impact on MTO’s existence
  • Will the next driver of Chinese methanol demand be fuel?

Presented by: Becky Zhang, Editor, Olefins and Methanol, Argus


Q&A for methanol session


Panel Discussion: Key issues facing the global methanol market

  • When can one expect the next burst of growth for MTO?
  • Middle East situation and its likely impact on prices and trade routes
  • Methanol’s use for fuel outside China: will this take off?
  • Major issues in methanol pricing for Asia and the key drivers for the market
Moderated by: Mahua Chakravarty, Editor, Petrochemicals, Argus


  • Dave McCaskill, Vice-President, Methanol and Derivatives Service, Argus
  • Chris Chatterton, Chief Operating Officer, Methanol Institute
  • Industry participant
  • Roel Salazer, Consultant, MTBE and Blendstocks, Argus 



Closing address and end of forum

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