Argus Crude and Refined Products Forum

JW Marriott Grosvenor House London

Tuesday, 25 February, 2020 from 7:30 - 13:00 GMT

Online registration to the Argus Crude and Refined Products Forum has now closed. If you have not registered by this time, please bring your business card and join us at the JW Marriott Grosvenor House London.

The transition to a low-carbon environment is one of the primary challenges facing the energy industry today. How far and how quickly will the industry adapt and what are the implications for oil, currently our main source of transportation fuels?

Join your crude oil and refined products industry colleagues for market-focused breakfasts and market presentations dedicated to these themes at our annual gathering during IP Week.


7:30 - 12:00 Registration

Concurrent Breakfasts

8:30 - 10:00 Biofuels Breakfast
9:00 - 11:30 LPG Breakfast
8:30 - 10:30 Bitumen Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00 Marine Fuels Breakfast

Crude and Refined Products Forum

10:00 - 11:30
Crude session

  • Global
    • Coronavirus compounds economic slowdown, but world set for bounceback once contagion contained
    • As Opec cuts, non-Opec supply growth tapers
    • Battle for market share set to recommence
  • China
    • Impact of the coronavirus on the world’s largest crude importer
    • China prices: indexing the Shandong independents
  • Asia
    • Growth eases but refinery build continues
    • The search for an Asian benchmark: Murban, Oman, INE, WTI
  • Russia
    • Straddling east and west
  • US
    • Shale surge subsides, but production still grows
    • New infrastructure removes export obstacles
    • Argus benchmark solutions
  • Europe
    • The last drop of Brent: What's the future for North Sea Dated?
11:30 - 12:00 Networking break
12:00 - 13:00
Refined Products session

  • Refining in the 2020s: Less sulphur, less fuel oil
  • Regulation: What will be the impact of carbon emission reduction regulations?
  • New opportunities: Renewable fuels and environmental credits

13:00 - 14:00 Lunch

Antitrust compliance reminder

Argus takes compliance with antitrust law seriously. The purpose of the Argus Crude and Refined Products Forum is to help market participants understand the major issues shaping the market. The forum sessions will follow the agenda as circulated.

Argus reminds all participants of the need to be mindful of the requirement to comply with antitrust and competition laws. There should be no discussion of any matters relating to competition among participants, including discussion of individual prices, rates or market strategies and no exchange of information concerning any other competitive aspect of an individual company’s operation. Should any participant to this conference attempt to initiate a discussion with other participants on any of these matters, we recommend that other participants end the conversation immediately and at all times act in accordance with their own antitrust compliance policies and all applicable laws.