The Argus European LPG Markets 2018 conference organised by Argus, the global energy and commodity price-reporting agency, will be taking place in London, between the 3rd and 5th of December. The ninth annual event will focus on European markets, bringing together LPG producers, suppliers and market specialists from Belgium, Croatia, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Norway, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK.
“Market dynamics are continuing to cause uncertainty. China and the US have embarked on a trade war, and LPG markets have not escaped unscathed,” said David Appleton, Senior LPG Analyst at Argus. “Early indications are, as to be expected, that the result is a higher price for non-US origin cargoes delivered to Asia-Pacific. But what this means for Europe and whether more US cargoes will be shipped transatlantic remains to be seen.”
Appleton also highlighted the EU’s renewable energy directive and IMO 2020 as other key factors affecting the LPG supply and demand landscape.
“The new IMO sulphur cap could add further complexity to an already complicated supply landscape, and with the outcome of the RED II to be determined shortly, regulations are likely to have a key impact in both the short and long term,” added David.
The Argus European LPG conference will see leading figures from across the industry gather to address these questions and share their insights on how the market will weather this period of uncertainty.
Agenda highlights include a spotlight on new investment projects featuring a case study by Ineos that will provide key intelligence on its planned ethane cracker and propane plants, as well as updates on developments in areas such as autogas, bio-LPG, transport and supply, led by representatives from Lange Gas, Gibson Shipbrokers, Calor Gas, Ipragaz, GE Global and Gaspeco.
Confirmed attendees include AIGLP, Astomos Energy, Avanti Gas, Axpo Trading, Bulrom Gas Impex, Davy, Evonik Performance Materials, Flogas, Gaspeco, Glencore, Hexagon Ragasco, International Energy Group, Kralupol, Litasco, Northern LPG Supplies, Oiltanking Antwerp Gas Terminal, Petoro, Petrol LPG and Rubis Energie.
For those looking to attend, a £200 early-bird discount is available through the Argus website, although this offer expires on Friday 28 September.