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Argus Base Oils Forum Online

Join the Argus base oil team on 20 October for a comprehensive market update at our online base oil forum. Our market experts will present on the unusual US and Europe market dynamics in the wake of peak Covid-19.

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Date: Oct 20, 2020

Time: 8:00am CST (2:00pm London and 9:00pm Singapore)

The presentation will also include Argus’ view on prices for the next 12-months out.

Introduction: Josefine Ahlstrom, VP Business Development Europe

Americas: Shifting supply-demand balances and trade flows

  • Production drops because of weaker demand
  • US becomes more reliant on export market to stay balanced
  • Latin America imports more Group I, Group II

Eva Molina, Global Deputy Editor, Argus Base Oils

Europe: Is Covid-19 speeding up a switch to premium grade base oils? 

  • Impact of weak fuel margins on Group I supply 
  • Rising Group II security of supply and repercussions for EU demand and prices 
  • Supply challenges for approved and non-approved Group III producers 

Catherine Caulfield, Associate Editor, Europe Base Oils 

Argus Outlook: Trends and changes for the year ahead 

  • Base oil fundamentals and their influence on price trends so far 
  • Rising supply availability and its impact on arbitrage opportunities 
  • Change in demand-side factors and price trends for the year ahead 

Marc Hong, Senior Analyst, Base Oils 

Q&A: Josefine Ahlstrom, VP Business Development Europe 

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