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Hydrocarbons-by-Rail

Rail Takeaway Strategies for Canadian LPG, NGLs, and Crude

April 12 - 13, 2016  ·  Calgary, Alberta
 
   
 
Day Two Program Agenda: Wednesday, April 13, 2016
   
8:00 - 9:00        Continental Breakfast
 
9:00 - 9:10
Opening Remarks from the Chair
Marvin Trimble, Chief Business Officer, Strobel Starostka Construction Canada
 
9:10 - 9:40
Regulatory Update: Canadian Perspective
Nicole Girard, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods Transport Canada
  • Understanding the federal regulations for moving NGLs by rail
  • Update on the latest crude-by-rail regulations
  • Status of harmonization with U.S. government
  • Regulatory priorities under the new federal government
  • Industry collaboration and opportunities for industry to provide feedback to regulators
 
9:40 - 10:10
Regulatory Update: United States Perspective
Brigham McCown, Chairman and CEO, Nouveau Inc.; Former Administrator, PHMSA
  • Overview of safety regulations for transporting NGLs by rail in the U.S.
  • Status of crude testing actions and tank car retrofitting process
  • Monitoring DOT regulatory priorities for crude
  • Assessing the impact of new regulations
  • Alignment of U.S. and Canadian regulations
 
10:10 - 10:30        Extended Networking Break
 
10:30 - 11:20
Moving NGLs, Condensate, and Crude on East Coast Railways
Jeff Goutcher, Director, Chemical Sales, CSX Transportation
  • Capacity enhancements by East Coast railways
  • East Coast markets for Canadian NGLs and crude
  • Downstream delivery points for East Coast refineries and transloaders
  • Opportunities for moving condensate back upstream to Canada
  • NGL export opportunities via East Coast railways
 
11:20 - 12:10
Shipping Canadian LPG and LNG to Mexico by Rail
Allan Roach, SVP Business Development, Watco Companies LLC
Shawn Mindrup, Sr. Sales and Market Account Executive, Energy and Shortline Relations, Kansas City Southern Railway
  • Demand for Canadian LPG and LNG to Mexico
  • Overview of projects to move Canadian LPG and LNG to Mexico
  • Rail-accessible destinations in Mexico for Canadian LPG and LNG
  • Case study on Cushing to Mexico rail pipeline
  • Project description and completion timeline for new unit train terminal in San Luis Potosí
 
12:10 - 1:10        Luncheon Break
 
1:10 - 2:00
Transloading Facility Developments and Product Capacity
Brandt Trimble, Vice-President, Simba Insustries Transload Ltd.
  • New LPG-specific and other NGLs terminals
  • Development plans and overview of new projects and strategies for meeting production demands
  • Status of crude terminals and capacity
  • Conversion of crude terminals to NGLs and multiproduct facilities
  • Downstream terminal construction
 
2:00 - 2:50
Tank Car Market Update and Tank Car Specifications for NGLs and Crude
Richard Kloster, SVP, Business Strategy and Technical Services, AllTranstek
  • Update on safety regulations and retrofitting for crude tank cars
  • Tank car specifications for NGLs
  • Differences between specifications for crude and NGL tank cars
  • Tank car market update: supply and demand dynamics
  • Procurement strategies for buying or leasing tank cars
 
2:50 - 3:10        Networking Break
 
3:10 - 4:00
Logistics of Converting a Crude Terminal to a Multiproduct Facility
Marvin Trimble, Chief Business Officer, Simba Insustries Transload Ltd.
  • Evaluating the benefits of multiproduct facilities
  • Understanding the infrastructure changes and capital investment required
  • Review of projects that are already underway
  • Overcoming regulatory hurdles
  • Ensuring safety regulation compliance
 
4:00        End of Day Two
 
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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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