Where energy connects

The South American Virtual Forum offers attendees an in-depth look at the South American commodities markets, with a particular emphasis on Argentina and Colombia. We’ll examine oil and gas, LNG, biofuels, petrochemicals, and the impact of the energy transition on these industries. Join us from the comfort of your desk, to explore the issues impacting the markets today, and projections for the future, in topical sessions featuring Platts’ methodology, assessments, and pricing.

What's included

You can expect live presentations, real-time interaction, and the opportunity to engage in questions and answers with the speakers throughout, right from your desk. 

Key topics we'll cover

  • Latin American economic overview
  • South American upstream
  • Refined products markets
  • Shipping and freight markets
  • Petrochemicals demand and outlook
  • Biofuels and biodiesel in regional markets
  • Natural gas and LNG outlook
  • South American metals outlook
Registration closes 1 business day prior to the event
December 13 at 8:30 am CST



8:25 am


Esa Ramasamy, Director, Commercial Strategy Development,
S&P Global Platts

8:30 am

South American Economic Outlook

  • Current landscape
  • Major drivers
  • Economic challenges

Elijah Oliveros-Rosen, Lead Economist, Latin America, Global Economics & Research,
S&P Global Ratings

9:00 am

South America: Upstream

  • Global factors influencing South American markets, particularly Asiaon demand for oil
  • Dated Brent and WTI information
  • Import and export trends
  • 2022 outlook

Matthew Andre, Manager, Energy Analysis, Production Team,
S&P Global Platts

Maria Eugenia Garcia, Senior Editor, Latin America Crude,
S&P Global Platts

10:00 am


10:10 am

South America: Refined Products

  • Asian refining landscape and its impact on South American markets
  • Pricing for main products and general overview of markets
  • Demand recovery from COVID-19 impact
  • An IPP discussion
  • 2022 outlook

Lenny Rodriguez, Team Lead, Arbitrage and Latin American Oil Analytics,
S&P Global Platts

Matthew Kohlman, Associate Editorial Director, Refined Products Pricing, Americas,
S&P Global Platts

11:10 am

Track 1: Shipping Markets in South America

  • Global and regional overview
  • Asian bunker markets and LATAM exports
  • LATAM import and export trends
  • Alternative fuels, technology, and energy transition

Marieke Alsguth, Senior Specialist, Price Assessments/Pricing, Shipping,
S&P Global Platts

Silvia Struthers, Associate Editor, Oil Markets,
S&P Global Platts

11:10 am

Track 2: South American Metals Market

  • Important drivers including steel, coal and ferrous materials
  • The impact of lithium and the energy transition

Adriana Carvalho, Managing Director, Latin American Metals,
S&P Global Platts

Henrique Ribeiro, Editor, Markets – Latin America,
S&P Global Platts

12:10 pm


12:30 pm

Track 1: Biofuels and Biodiesel in South American Markets

  • Biodiesel
  • Ethanol
  • Pricing
  • Market influences (production)
  • Outlook: Biofuels in the energy transition

Nicolle Monteiro de Castro, Senior Price Specialist,
S&P Global Platts

Beatriz Pupo, Senior Biofuels Analyst, Agriculture Analytics,
S&P Global Platts

12:30 pm

Track 2: South American Petrochemicals: Outlook and Trends

  • Production trends and capacity outlook
  • Supply chain impacts
  • Currency valuation effect on products in LATAM
  • Demand impact of COVID-19
  • Pricing trends
  • Sustainability trends in production

Rob Stier, Senior Lead, Global Petrochemicals Analytics,
S&P Global Platts

Guilherme Baida, Senior Editor, Petrochemicals, Latin America,
S&P Global Platts

1:30 pm

LNG, Natural Gas, and Their Role in South American Markets

  • Global drivers and trade flows, including TTF, NBP, GCM, and JKM
  • Supply and demand in Global and LATAM markets
  • US LNG export outlook
  • Fundamentals in US Market: factors impact pricing
  • Pricing – high level HH

Ross Wyeno, Lead Analyst, Americas LNG Analytics,
S&P Global Platts

2:30 pm

Close of Conference

Times are US Central Time. Agenda subject to change.


Registration for this event is complimentary.

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Contact us to start a conversation about your goals and how you can lead the pack as an event sponsor: Lorne Grout, Commercial Partnerships Manager, at +1 339 223 9499 or [email protected].

Contact Us

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Lauren Dollard
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Commercial Partnerships Manager
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Phone: +1 339 223 9499

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