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Infocast's Crude by Water Summit
The Flexibility of Moving Crude by Water is Creating a Paradigm Shift in the Movement of Crude
Strategize & Assess Opportunities for Using Barges and Tankers to Move Crude to the Most Lucrative End Markets:
- Oil & Gas Companies: Identify the best method to get oil out to markets that offer the best ROI
- Ship Owners & Operators: Evaluate what the best opportunities for moving crude by water are and how to capitalize on changing regulations
- Barging & Tanker Companies: Assess and take advantage of new business opportunities
- Railroads & Terminals: Integrate barge movements of crude into your operations, cost-effectively and seamlessly
- Refineries: Access the new ways to get the right product to your refinery
- Investment Community: Build your strategy for investing in tankers, barges and terminal facilities
- José Ramón Arango, Specialist of International Trade, Marketing and Forecast Section, PANAMA CANAL AUTHORITY
- Jeff Davis, General Manager & Chief Executive Officer, NEW ORLEANS PUBLIC BELT RAILROAD
- Joseph Israel, Senior Vice President, HUNT REFINING COMPANY
- Ruben C. Medina, Director, Business Development, PORT OF CORPUS CHRISTI AUTHORITY
- Christian O'Neil, Executive Vice President, Commercial Operations, KIRBY MARINE TRANSPORTATION GROUP
- Austin B. Sperry, Vice President, Marine Development, THE GREENBRIER COMPANIES/GUNDERSON MARINE
- Jeff Yowell, Marketing & Communications Manager, TULSA PORT OF CATOOSA
As the U.S. crude oil production boom continues, the flexibility of moving crude by water, especially as a complement to rail, is creating a paradigm shift in the movement of domestic crude around the country. Crude-by-water deliveries to domestic refineries have spurred significant build-out and use of Jones Act tankers and barges to move crude. Add to that the flexibility of combining tankers and barges with rail and the economics can be very good indeed – depending on price differentials, market demand, and infrastructure, especially transshipment terminals. And now, as restrictions on crude exports loosen, the market will see further influence of moving crude by water as products increasingly are exported with minimal processing.
Assessing the economics of developing strategies to move crude by water is complex. Projected production, pipeline availability, pricing differentials, and accounting for the costs of moving crude by water all need to be considered and then reviewed regularly as markets shift. Matching production results with the most optimum markets and water routes is key. For MLPs, assessing what assets to invest in, be it tankers, barges or terminal facilities is critical to success in getting new oil production to the most lucrative markets. One thing is certain: the crude by water sector will continue to change rapidly with new plays, new pipeline capacity and shifting arbitrage opportunities.
To provide a forum for stakeholders to assess options and markets and develop cost-effective strategies, Infocast has developed our Crude by Water Summit, taking place January 14 & 15, 2015 in Houston, TX. This is the event where E&Ps, railroads, terminals, refineries, and the investment community come together to strategize and assess opportunities in this fluid and evolving transportation sector, while keeping costs down and the economics viable. This is the meeting to meet, brainstorm and compare notes on the most recent challenges and solutions for successfully moving crude by water. We look forward to meeting you in Houston in January.
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