• Refiners
  • Exploration and Production Companies
  • Class 1 Railroads
  • Shortline and Regional Railroads
  • Terminal Owners and Operators
  • Midstream Suppliers
  • Railcar Companies
  • Trading Companies

With the following job titles:

  • President and CEO
  • CEO and Director
  • Senior Vice President
  • Senior Vice President of Supply, Trading and Optimization
  • Vice President - Transportation
  • Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
  • Managing Director
  • Managing Director - Strategy and Business Development
  • Vice President of Petroleum and Chemicals
  • Assistant Vice President of Energy Markets
  • Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Coal and Merchandise
  • Vice President of Fuel Supply, Pricing and Distribution
  • Director Of Business Development
  • Head of Rail Procurement and Logistics
  • Vice President and Executive North American Sales
  • Vice President and Group Executive – Fleet Management, Marketing and Government Affairs
  • Senior Vice President and Group Leader – Commercial Development Group
  • Director of Market Development

Upgrading Crude By Rail Capacity Summit

With domestic crude production continuing to soar, in particular from the Bakken, Permian and Eagle Ford plays, and pipeline capacity unable to meet demand, producers and refiners must assess both the commercial viability of moving volume to rail to provide seamless delivery from wellhead to refinery, and how to best practically develop the infrastructure required.

Clearly, the number one question remains how long is this going to last, and therefore how sustainable is crude by rail development? Rail car availability, railroad service provision, crude markets downstream and the mismatch between downstream and upstream terminal infrastructure make up the main concerns resonating throughout the supply chain; all vital components in assessing how the booming production can be capitalized on.

With so many industry stakeholders looking to rail to optimize transportation capacity, it is now more important than ever to assess different strategic approaches, evaluate the cost-benefit analysis for investment in order to maximize profitability and ensure competitiveness in takeaway and supply.

Of course with refiners as the end user customer, understanding their perspective is a key part of evaluating netback and must be the starting point for any assessment of commercial viability.

The Upgrading Crude By Rail Capacity Summit: Terminals, Railcars & Destinations 2013 was the first refiner-led North American forum, bringing together leading stakeholders from wellhead to refinery to analyze the cost, return and risk in infrastructural investment for developing an integrated crude by rail delivery.

With strategically important issues addressed by 20+ senior representatives from leading refiners, E&Ps, railroads, terminal operators and rail car providers, this summit was a unique opportunity to examine the entire crude by rail business model and industry insights through end user concerns across North America.

American Business Conferences are industry leader providers of detail-orientated commercial initiatives for the oil and gas sector, hosting a number of successful events on the crude movements and takeaway, such as the Bakken Product Markets And Takeaway Capacity Summit and the Crude Oil Markets, Rail And Pipeline Takeaway Summit in Western Canada.

This proven track record of successful and extremely highly regarded forums provided the wealth of experience and expertise to deliver value for this refiner led summit, which was unique in both its scope and perspective.

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O&G Series


  • Engage in the first pan-North American forum that examines crude by rail from end user perspectives, the refineries, and gain insights into their concerns to better evaluate and coordinate investment
  • Hear from 20 + industry leaders from along the entire supply chain, from wellhead to refinery, including refiners, railroads, E&Ps, rail car providers and terminal operators on their assessment of constraints and opportunities in crude by rail
  • Join an industry forum that brings together stakeholders from across the entire continent incorporating developments and concerns from a variety of different geographic locations and markets to fully understand and assess crude by rail specific to your industry
  • Examine the latest developments in production forecasts, refinery demand and crude pricing to more accurately evaluate the sustainability of crude supply and markets and allow for comprehensive assessment of the business model
  • Gain insight into the necessary infrastructural advancements in order to achieve maximum crude by rail network efficiency, including analysis of existing constraints and how best to optimize efficiency given existing bottlenecks and accurately assess return on investment
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