Lots of networking opportunities and good overview of market.
- Business Development Analyst
Kinder Morgan
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Crude Market Opportunities, New Regulations, and the Impact of Price Volatility

April 14 - 15, 2015  ·  Calgary, Alberta
Day One Program Agenda: Tuesday, April 14, 2015
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 - 9:40
Keynote Presentation
Regulatory Update - Part 1: Transport Canada
Nicole Girard, Director General, Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Transport Canada
  • Newly released regulations
  • Government priorities and expectations
  • Industry collaboration and opportunities for industry to give feedback
  • Efforts to harmonize with US regulations
  • Potential for future regulation
9:40 - 10:10
Keynote Presentation
Regulatory Update - Part 2: PHMSA (U.S. Department of Transportation)
Brigham McCown, Chairman and CEO, Nouveau Inc.; Former Administrator, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA)
  • Expectations for new DOT regulations this Spring
  • Future DOT regulatory priorities
  • Enforcement of crude testing and classification requirements
  • Coordination between rail and state and local government and emergency responders
  • Tank car retrofit and replacement strategy
10:10 - 10:40        Networking Break
10:40 - 11:30
New Economics of Crude-by-Rail
Jenna Delaney, Senior Energy Analyst, BENTEK Energy
  • Forecasting crude prices: when will prices stabilize and what is the new normal
  • Impact of lower crude prices on Canadian production
  • Reevaluating viability of rail: when do the economics still work
  • Ideal markets for Canadian crude
  • Opportunities to take advantage of price differentials
11:30 - 12:30
Pipeline and Rail Economics
Greg Molaro, Vice-President, Operations, Altex Energy
  • Comparison of rail economics to the major pipeline projects: Energy East, Keystone XL, and Northern Gateway
  • Persisting benefits of rail's economics
  • Likelihood that the pipeline projects will go ahead
  • Impact of low crude prices on rail and pipeline economics
  • Effect of new safety regulations on rail economics
12:30 - 1:30        Luncheon Break
1:30 - 2:20
Tank Car Market and New Safety Rules
Richard Kloster, SVP, Business Strategy and Technical Services, AllTranstek
  • Update on new tank car regulations and retrofit requirements
  • Ramifications of new tank car regulations: will you have to retrofit or buy new tank cars
  • Tank car availability and procurement strategies
  • Retrofit facilities, costs, and turnaround times
  • How to tank car regulations will affect costs
2:20 - 3:10
Crude Testing and Classification
Derek Fraser, Director, Client Services, Petroleum Division, Maxxam Analytics International
Gary Weimer, Consultant, Weimer Consulting
  • Canadian testing regulations
  • New U.S. regulations
  • Optimizing your sampling programórecommended practices and legal issues
  • Variability case study
  • Aggregated data for IBP and flash point
3:10 - 3:30        Networking Break
3:30 - 5:00
Crude Oil from Well to Rail
Malcolm Mullin, Chief Inspector, Dangerous Goods and Rail Safety for the Province of Alberta
  • Identifying the Transportation of Dangerous Good (TDG) requirements that are both federally and provincially regulated
  • Training and classification requirements for the handling of petroleum crude oil, including the new Special Provision 92, and the new classification for petroleum sour crude oil
  • Specification Highway Tanks, Safety Marks and Documentation
  • Compare provincial railway requirements and TDG consignor responsibilities to show exactly what is required for the transloading and railway facilities here in Alberta

5:15 - 6:30
Cocktail Reception

Take advantage of networking opportunities to meet other with crude and logistics professionals at our cocktail reception.

Networking Opportunities - Who You Will Meet:
  • Presidents, CEOs, COOs
  • VPs, Directors, and Managers of:
    • Logistics and Operations
    • Crude Trading and Marketing
    • Crude Supply and Sourcing
    • Strategic Planning
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Crude Scheduling
    • Crude Transportation
    • Crude Testing
    • Market Analysis
    • Rail Operations
    • Terminal Operation
    • Regulatory Affairs
    • Risk Management
    • Health and Safety
    • Business Development
    • Legal Counsel
    From These Industry Sectors:
    • Producers
    • Refiners
    • Railway Operators
    • Transloaders
    • Midstream and Pipeline Operators
    • Midstream, Rail, and Pipeline Logistics Companies
    • Market Analysts
    • Terminal Developers and Operators
    • Crude Storage Facility Operators
    • Legal and Regulatory Counsel
    • Crude and Chemical Testers
    • Railcar Manufacturers and Lessors
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    The crude-by-rail industry is reacting to changes on two different fronts. On the safety front, new regulations are out, and more will be released in early 2015. It is vital that you understand how changes to tank car specifications and crude testing will impact your business. You'll also need to hear about the new regulations that are about to come out. On the crude marketing front, lower crude prices mean the industry has to reevaluate the economics of crude-by-rail. You need to figure out where Canadian crude will get the best prices. You need to get caught up on developments with railway and terminal capacity. You also need to find out which markets are buying Canadian crude.

    INFONEX's second annual Crude-by-Rail conference will build upon last year's success and provide the crude-by-rail industry with a forum to network, make connections and build relationships. Our faculty of industry leaders will provide updates on markets and destinations for Canadian crude, network and infrastructure developments, crude pricing expectations, and safety regulations.

    Find out how new safety regulations will impact your business. Calculate the new economics of crude-by-rail. Compare rail economics with Energy East, Keystone XL, and Northern Gateway. Find new markets for Canadian bitumen and light crude. Hear the railways discuss their network improvements and new destinations. Map out Canadian transload facilities and get status updates on development projects. Take advantage of rail's optionality and combine rail with waterborne vessels and pipeline.

    With new regulations set to come out, and lower crude prices causing uncertainty, now is the ideal time to attend. Join us in Calgary to make connections and get a comprehensive understanding of crude markets, and the crude-by-rail industry. Register today!

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