• 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


Wednesday, February 27

7.30am - 8.30am

With the available arbitrage due to pricing spreads a factor of fundamental
importance in driving crude volume on to rail, it is now more important
than ever to accurately evaluate crude pricing both domestically and

Delivering comprehensive analysis of pricing for various crude differentials, not
only between the established benchmarks of Brent/WTI, but also emerging
benchmarks such as LLS, this interactive breakfast workshop will allow
industry stakeholders to make robust cost/benefit assessments of crude
by rail infrastructure investment risks and opportunities.

Discussion and Insights Will Focus On:

  • Analyzing the Arb - insights into present and future Brent crude price dynamic to assess the short and long term competitiveness of domestic crude against international equivalents
  • Revealing domestic pricing differentials for different crudes and the fluidity of those differential markers in different locations for analysis of crude value vs. cost of rail transportation, from Alberta Sour to Bakken Sweet
  • Assessing the arbitrage and return created by domestic and international price differentials to better analyze short and long term return on infrastructural investment in crude by rail
  • Examining the yields of different crude qualities to ensure maximized return
  • Exploring the potential for forward markets in mitigating risk and exposure in crude trading
  • Projecting and analyzing long-term global markets for different crudes to better assess the long-term viability of domestic supply

Alan Shaw, Group Vice President, Chemicals, Norfolk Southern

John Homan, Marketing Representative, Laricina Energy

Please note this briefing is included in your conference pass - see registration and pricing details here.

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“Good focus on crude and condensate”


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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