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Propylene/Propane Supply Sources & Global Derivative Markets

By American Business Conferences

Dec 16, 2013

An additional 2 million mt/year of propylene will be required by 2015 to keep up with derivative market growth.


With petrochemical producers continuing to adopt lighter steam cracker feedslates at a time when refineries are also adjusting production strategies in response to gasoline demand trends, propylene supplies in North America have reached unprecedented levels of shortness and price volatility continues to severely impact the business case for supply chain investment.


This, coupled with increasing demand for propylene derivatives worldwide, is driving leading petrochemical players to look to alternative sources and technologies for its production, as well as develop strategies to maximize profitability through downstream derivative markets.



To take advantage of these enormous opportunities, many issues must first be assessed. Careful evaluation of existing and future propylene production, from conventional as well as on purpose supply sources is required to accurately forecast market shortage and available arbitrage.


In depth assessment of global propylene derivative markets, including polypropylene, propylene oxide, acrylonitrile and acrylic acid is required to determine the extent and location of the greatest downstream advantage. On top of this, in depth analysis of on purpose technology, such as PDH and MTO, and supply dynamics for on purpose feedstock, most crucially propane, is critical to obtain optimal margins and mitigate risk in investment.


The Global Propylene & Derivatives Determining Supply Sources & Market Opportunities Summit will address exactly these issues. Following on from the first in the petrochemical series, the Ethane To Ethylene & Derivatives Summit (29-30 October, Houston), this is the only end-user led petrochemical forum, bringing together supply chain stakeholders to identify global market opportunities, optimize propylene production strategies and scrutinize the business case for on purpose investment.


Don't miss your chance to hear 18 presentations from leading petrochemical companies, derivative manufacturers, E&P companies, midstream providers, chemical marketers and more. The summit will provide a unique opportunity to gain invaluable insights and network with the leading figures the industry and evaluate the changing economics for propylene and derivative production.


Key Sessions Across Both Days Will Focus On:


  • Propane Supply Dynamics
  • Propylene Production
  • Implications Of On-Purpose Production
  • Propylene Derivatives Demand
  • Propane Logistics And Alternative Demand


Following on from the hugely successful Ethane to Ethylene Summit in October, this summit will bring together supply chain stakeholders to identify global market opportunities, optimize propylene production strategies and scrutinize the business case for on purpose investment.



Leading Speakers Include:


  • Nathan Ticatch, President & CEO, Petrologistics
  • Greg Zoglio, CEO, Cornerstone Chemical
  • Craig Barry, Business Director, Dow
  • Kelly Knopp, VP & GM of NGL & Petrochemicals Marketing, Williams
  • Stephen Stanley, VP Olefins, CB&I
  • Laique Rehman, CEO, US Petrochemicals LLC
  • Pat Ryder, Global Procurement Director, Eastman Chemical
  • Mathew George, Head of Exports, Indian Oil
  • Wim Van De Welde, Product Line Leader, Milliken & Co.
  • Bob Sittmann, Director Specialty Products, PBF Energy
  • Bernie DeFrietas, Marketing Director, Osterman & Co.
  • Steven Adelkoff, EVP & CFO, International Electric Power
  • Christopher Guith, VP Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
  • Todd Dina, Business Director Isobutylene & Propylene Derivatives, TPC Group
  • Jake Herzig, Olefins Marketing Representative, Williams



If you have any questions then please call (1) 800 721 3915 or email


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