Wednesday 23 October 18:30 - 21:30

E14 5LH
S&P Global Platts
20 Canada Square E14, Canary Wharf
E14 5LH

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IMO 2020 and Beyond: The Disruption in the Refining Industry

Business & Professional

The GEF is moving the IMO 2020 discussion a step upwards in the O&G value chain by examining its impacts in the refining industurty.

After the successful "IMO 2020 and Beyond: Meeting the Future of the Shipping Industry” event, the Greek Energy Forum (GEF) is moving the discussion a step upwards in the Oil & Gas value chain by examining the impacts of IMO 2020 in the refining industry. The target of the event is to offer the participants a platform to discuss the disruptive effects that this regulation will have on the demand for refined products and provide them with insights on how the European refiners are planning to adapt to it.

The implementation of a global Sulphur cap of 0.5% w/w in the global bunker specification, as specified in the IMO 2020 regulation, is expected to lead to an abrupt change in the economics of the refining facilities. Product demand will shift, and so will pricing, which both will translate to operational changes as facilities will need to respond to the new market environment.

As such, the discussion will be focusing on the impact that IMO 2020 will have on the refinery operations, product trade flows, properties and supply demand dynamics of the crude oil to be used in the refining circuit. It will then move to a discussion about the future of refining margins and the transition of price spreads for middle distillates compared to the high- and low-sulphur fuel oil.

The discussion will take place on Wednesday 23 October 2019 and will be hosted by S&P Global Platts at their offices in Canary Wharf. A networking reception will follow the panel discussions. Access for Women in Energy will be a supporter.

The event will feature a diverse panel of distinguished guest speakers:


  • Vera Blei, Global Director, Oil Market, S&P Global Platts* (Link to profile)


  • Vlad Balanuca, Manager Refining Processes Oil & Products Analysis at Eni Trading & Shipping (Link to profile)
  • Konstantinos Kalligeros, Director, Commodities, Commerzbank (Link to profile)
  • Jack Jordan, Editorial lead, IMO correspondent at S&P Global Platts (Link to profile)

More Panelists to be announced shortly.

*to be confirmed


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