The Future of Energy Markets: Evolving at a New Pace

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The Future of Energy Markets: Evolving at a New Pace

Wednesday, 11 September
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The turmoil caused by the various geopolitical events and the subsequent disruptions in the global energy markets has forced nations to reassess how — and how long — the evolution from fossil fuels to renewables will play out. Further adding to this uncertainty is the rise of interest rates and the stalling of EV adoption. Given these dynamics, there is growing confidence that traditional hydrocarbon-based fuels will still be a critical piece of the global energy mix as evidenced by the doubling down by western oil companies on hydrocarbon resource exploitation. In essence, the world will still need oil, but the real questions are how much and when the energy transition will resume its previous pace. Join us as we discuss the evolution of the energy markets & downstream market responses.

Carlo Barrasa, Vice President, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Rystad Energy
The risk envelope of the energy transition is increasing amid shifting political agendas, fiscal pressures, and societal attitudes. Even with aggressive investment in renewables, the world cannot easily sever the reliance on traditional forms of energy; those with a flexible approach towards this ever-evolving transition stand to benefit the most. Join us as we make sense of the various outcomes of the energy transition and present a pragmatic view within the range of outcomes.
 
Rystad Energy
Hydrocarbon producers are the most exposed in a world that seeks to reduce reliance on traditional forms of energy. The range of producer responses is varied as some have opted to double down on hydrocarbon production and others have sought to diversify into renewables to hedge this emerging risk. We explore these responses and detail their impact on the transition overall.
 
Moderator: Carlo Barrasa, Vice President, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Sessions will resume at 11:00 am
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After a decade of governmental incentives and low interest rates, the pace of EV adoption seemed unstoppable, but slowing economic growth and a higher interest rate environment have impacted the EV thesis. Is this simply a pause in the normal adoption s-curve adoption or has EV adoption plateaued? In this session, we assess the current environment & separate the adoption signal from the noise.
 
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Even with the increased penetration of sustainable avaiation fuel, the demand of hydrocarbon based jet fuel will likely continue to grow. Join us as we discuss the trends in the aviation sector and how will those trends impact the demand for jet fuel, both fossil and sustainable versions.
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Of all the forms of transportation, shipping is the most critical for the overseas movement of goods. We explore the most likely adoption of alternative fuels, such as methanol or ammonia; then, we discuss the challenges for the increased penetration of these alterantive fuels.
Moderator: Carlo Barrasa, Vice President, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Sessions to resume at 2:oo PM after lunch.
Carlo Barrasa, VP, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Rystad Energy
Refiners have a difficult task. Today, they have to supply hydrocarbon-based fuels to the mobility sector. Tomorrow, they will still supply those same fuels to a shrinking sector, but will also need to supply growing demand from petrochemicals and aviation. Refiners need to invest today for flexible operations tomorrow. We explore the possible pathways of these investments and their viability in future environments.
Adrian Calcaneo, Vice President, Natural Gas Liquids, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Chuck Carr, Vice President, Strategic Team , Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Extreme overcapacity, dimmer economic prospects and the push to circularity are all challenging the narrative of petrochemical demand growth. Is petrochemical demand growth really certain? We explore the outlooks for olefins and aromatics demand growth and explain how circularity may influence the trajectory of that growth.
Moderator: Carlo Barrasa, Vice President, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Sessions will resume at 4:00 PM
Javier Ortiz, Director North & South America Methanol, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
 
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Moderator: Carlo Barrasa, Vice President, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS
Carlo Barrasa, Vice President, Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS

 

 

Session Speakers

Carlo Barrasa Vice President, Energy Insights Team Lead Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS

Carlo Barrasa is the Vice President of Energy Insights at Chemical Market Analytics In this role, Carlo stewards the development of energy market content to help Chemical Market Analytics’ clients navigate the complexities of the oil, gas & natural gas liquids markets. Previously, Carlo led the North American Light Olefins service, which provides clients with valuable insights into the regional market dynamics of cracker feedstocks, ethylene, and propylene. Prior to joining Chemical Market Analytics, Carlo was a Senior Strategy Advisor at Anadarko Petroleum where he was responsible for guiding the company's market strategy for its natural gas liquids business. After beginning his career in various downstream and chemical roles with ExxonMobil, Carlo then held senior consulting and research positions at IHS Markit legacy companies PFC Energy and CMAI.

Adrian Calcaneo VP Energy & Feedstocks (NGL & Naphtha) Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS

Mr. Calcaneo is based in Houston, Texas, where he currently serves as the Vice President for Energy and Feedstocks at Chemical Market Analytics (CMA). In this role, he leads the global development efforts for new NGL (Natural Gas Liquids) and Naphtha products, contributing to market deliverables and insights. With over 20 years of experience, Mr. Calcaneo has worked in various international locations, including Mexico, the United States, the Netherlands, Spain, and the United Kingdom. His diverse background highlights his ability to navigate different business environments. Before joining CMA, Mr. Calcaneo held the position of Latin America NGL Lead at S&P Global Commodity Insights, where he oversaw NGL market research across 43 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Prior to that, he worked as a Manager for Consulting Delivery at EAG Services, Inc., advising multinational energy companies. He also conducted research on international trade, energy policy, and global economics at the Mosbacher Institute for Trade, Economics, and Public Policy. Mr. Calcaneo has an academic background that includes a BA from Texas A&M University, as well as a Certificate in Advanced International Affairs and a Master of Public Administration with a focus on Energy Policy from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University. Additionally, he holds a Graduate Certificate and a Master's Degree in Data Science from Harvard University.

Chuck Carr Vice President, World Analysis Strategic Team Lead Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS

Chuck Carr is Vice President of the strategic team at Chemical Market Analytics. Chuck is responsible for providing strategic leadership for the global chemical supply/demand analytics and World Analysis publications. Prior to his current position, he was the global business leader for the Inorganics team, senior director of Global Olefins, and service leader for the North American Light Olefins Market Advisory Service at Chemical Market Analytics. His focus for the past 10 years has primarily been on olefins and the analysis of the propylene and propylene derivatives markets for hundreds of global customers. Chuck's expertise encompasses the oil and gas and chemicals industries, including refinery engineering/operations, purchasing, plastics logistics, and olefins commercial activities. Prior to joining the IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) in 2011, he served as director of propylene studies in the olefins group of Chemical Market Associates, Inc. (CMAI) since 2006. Previously, he was with Total Petrochemicals USA for more than two decades. He received a Bachelor of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Texas.

Javier Ortiz Director, North & South America Methanol Lead Chemical Market Analytics by OPIS

Javier Ortiz is the Director for the North and South American Methanol market at Chemical Market Analytics. As of 2019, Mr. Ortiz leads methanol market coverage in the Americas. He began his consulting career at CMAI (Chemical Market Associates, Inc.) in 2007 as a research analyst for the North and South American synthetic fibers markets with a primary focus on the polyester and nylon supply chains. He was subsequently appointed global leader of CMAI's senior research analyst group while taking over consulting coverage of the nylon raw materials markets in the Americas. Before joining the IHS Markit base chemicals business (now known as Chemical Market Analytics) Methanol team, Mr. Ortiz formed part of its Plastics group for nearly a decade, where he led coverage of the polyolefins markets in Latin American, directed the QuiMax Latin American consulting service, and was also responsible for polystyrene market research in the Americas. He holds degrees in Industrial Engineering and a minor in Business Administration from Texas A&M University, US.