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Argus Methanol Forum 2017

The Argus Methanol Forum is returning September 11-13, 2017! 

In spite of China’s growing MTO sector, US methanol capacity expansion faces many challenges.

The global methanol industry is now faced with a low price energy market landscape, a general global economic slowdown as well as a lower price environment for many products reliant on methanol in the supply chain. Methanol demand continues to grow, but the emerging large incremental demand must have methanol at affordable price levels. MTO is expected to underpin industry growth in the coming years, but the excess of olefins expected from the US and Middle East regions are expected to depress prices and negatively impact MTO economics and operating rates. At the same time, US methanol capacity expansion plans remain aplenty, but clearly challenged by the current pricing outlook.

It is again more important than ever to understand the crude and global economic outlooks that experts are forecasting and the timing/likelihood of the significant amount of future methanol capacity in discussion. Join more than 250 global market participants gather to hear from industry experts, network and gain insights to plan for the future of the industry at this must-attend event!

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Topics to be addressed include:

  • Economic outlook for crude oil, natural gas and the global methanol industry
  • China's MTO sector as the likely market price setting mechanism
  • Regional analysis of the Americas, Asia and Europe
  • Updates on methanol's derivative markets and expansion plans
  • Less traditional plus hopeful new applications for methanol
  • ...and much more!
exhbit lunch

 Past attendees include representatives from...

Air Liquide · Akzo Nobel Industrial Chemicals B.V. · American Chemistry Council · Arclin · Atlantic Methanol · BASF · BP · Capital Resin Corporation · Celanese · Copenor Companhia Petroquimica Do Nordeste · DuPont · Eastman · Ecofuel S.p.A.· Enterprise Products · ExxonMobil · G2X Energy · Georgia-Pacific Chemicals · Haldor Topsoe · Huntsman International · IHI - E&C International Corporation · Johnson Matthey · Kiewit · Koch Methanol · Lake Charles Methanol · Lukoil · LyondellBasell · Marathon Oil Corporation · Metanol De Oriente, Metor S.A. · Methanex · Methanol Holdings (Trinidad) Limited · Methanol Institute · Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America · Mitsui & Co. · Murex Methanol · OCI · Petrobras · Praxair · Primus Green Energy · Proman · Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC HQ) · Sojitz · Solvadis Methanol GmbH · Sonagas G.E. · South Louisiana Methanol · Southern Chemical Corporation · Tauber Petrochemical Co.· The Chemical Company · Valero Energy Corporation · Vitol · Yuhuang Chemical 

...and more!

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Raise your profile, showcase your solutions and meet industry decision makers.

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Sabic 170

Opening Reception

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Tuesday Breakfast

Atlantic Methanol

Tuesday Breaks

Johnson Matthey-170

Haldor Topsoe  

Wednesday Lunch


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