Lots of networking opportunities and good overview of market.
- Business Development Analyst
Kinder Morgan
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Rail Takeaway Strategies for Canadian LPG, NGLs, and Crude

April 12 - 13, 2016  ·  Calgary, Alberta
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, April 12, 2016
8:00 - 9:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10
Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair
Marvin Trimble, Chief Business Officer, Strobel Starostka Construction Canada
9:10 - 10:00
Opportunities for Moving LPG on Rail
Gerry Goobie, Principal, Gas Processing Management Inc.
  • Markets for Canadian LPG
  • Dominance of US exports
  • Destinations of non-US exports
  • Expectations for rail-supplied waterborne export projects off the West Coast
  • Impact of rail prices on ability to move LPG
10:00 - 10:20        Networking Break
10:20 - 11:20
Demand Dynamics and Markets for Canadian NGLs
Jamie Fisher, Director - Energy Exports, Altagas
  • NGL market and outlook
  • Demand for NGLs in North America and overseas
  • Ideal markets for Canadian NGLs
  • Opportunities to take advantage of price differentials
  • Trends in where NGLs are moving
  • Impact of pipeline developments
11:20 - 12:10
Price Forecasts and Production Trends for NGLs and Crude
Nicole Leonard, Project Manager, Oil and Gas Consulting, Bentek Energy
  • Short- and long-term price projections for NGLs and crude
  • Impact of price volatility on Canadian production
  • Canadian production forecasts for NGLs and crude
  • U.S. well counts and impact of US production on the Canadian market
  • Incorporating market forecasts into your planning strategy
12:10 - 1:10        Luncheon Break
1:10 - 2:10
Alberta's Industrial Heartland: Recent Developments in NGL Production and Logistics Capacity
Neil Shelly, Executive Director, Alberta's Industrial Heartland Association
  • Overview of the Alberta Industrial Heartland and AIHA organization
  • Update on fractionation capacity for NGL
  • Recent development in logistical infrastructure and transloading facilities
  • Potential effects of recent decisions on bitumen pipelines
  • Overall outlook for future development in the region
2:10 - 3:10
CP Rail Outlook on Crude-by-Rail and LPG-by-Rail
Torrey Swan, Director Marketing and Pricing Energy, Chemicals & Plastics, CP Rail
  • Crude-by-rail and LPG market update
  • Where flows are for LPG
  • Applying lessons from crude-by-rail expansion for LPG development
  • Capital investments by CP to expand services
  • Developments in terminals and markets that CP can access
3:10 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 4:30
Safety Standards and Training Requirements for NGLs and Crude Through the Rail Supply Chain
Malcolm Mullin, Director for Dangerous Goods, Rail Safety and 511, Alberta Transportation
  • Alberta Transportation's Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety Organizational Structure
  • Jurisdiction and regulations
  • Coordination between Alberta Transportation and Transport Canada
  • Provincial rail requirements
  • Operating approval requirements
    • Provincial Industrial Railway and Public Railway
    • Dangerous Goods Industrial Railway and Public Railway
  • Key safety requirements for Hydrocarbon loading, unloading, and transporting
  • Ensuring workers have the necessary training for handling different hydrocarbons
4:30 - 5:00
Interactive Discussion
Why Too Much Propane May Mean Less Propane on Railcars: Understanding the Unique Nature of Propane
Gerry David, Manager, NGL, Centrica Energy
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A&B Rail


Crude-by-rail demand has stalled by, but new opportunities are emerging for using rail to move other Canadian hydrocarbons. The industry is looking at rail options for unlocking the LPG glut in Alberta. Plans are being put into motion to start moving NGLs, Y-Grade, butane, and ethane by rail as well. There are tremendous opportunities available for companies who get into these markets early.

Infonex Energy's Hydrocarbons-by-Rail will be the first event to focus on opportunities to move LPG, NGLs, Y-Grade, butane, and ethane by rail. Our faculty of energy industry, transloading, and rail logistics experts will show you how you can get into these markets now. Find out which projects are already in development, and how they are making the economics work. Network with your colleagues and find opportunities to collaborate.

Understand the markets for LPG, NGLs, Y-Grade, butane, ethane, and crude. Incorporate production expectations along with price forecasts, and market demands to make the economics work. Get on top of the safety regulations for handling and shipping each product. Decipher the differences between the tankcar markets for crude, LPG, NGLs, Y-Grade, butane, and ethane. Figure out how to convert a crude transloading facility to a multi-product facility. Get caught up on recent railway capacity developments.

Hydrocarbon-by-rail is expected to be as big as crude-by-rail was a few years ago. Now is the time to act if you want to get into this market. Join us in Calgary and find out everything you need to know to start moving hydrocarbons by rail. Register today!

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