webinar: Middle East Oil Virtual Forum

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10 am - September 8 –
2:45 pm - September 9, 2020

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S&P Global Platts

With significant changes in recent months across the Middle East oil and energy markets due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and a host of other global tensions and trade conflicts, it’s more important than ever that you have access to the latest market insights and developments. Join our editors and analysts as they provide updates on the main oil market drivers, and insight into the evolution of our methodology.

We will look at the dramatic market movements from oversupply to demand destruction and recovery. An overview on key global crude oil market developments in 2020 and the emergence of a Platts waterborne US crude oil benchmark will set the scene for the regional updates on Platts Dubai/Oman price assessments and refined oil product markets.


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Vera Blei

Global Director, Oil Markets
S&P Global Platts

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Dan Colover

Market Engagement Manager, Middle East
S&P Global Platts

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Zhuwei Wang

Lead Analyst
S&P Global Platts


Tuesday, September 8

10 – 11:15 am GST

Platts Crude Oil session

Opening remarks & Global crude oil market update

  • From oversupply to demand destruction and recovery
  • An update on key crude oil market developments in 2020

Middle East crude oil benchmark updates

  • The evolution of Platts Dubai/Oman price assessments
  • An update on Middle East crude oil benchmarks

The emergence of a waterborne US crude oil benchmark

  • US crude exports shift pricing basis to US Gulf Coast
  • Platts AGS (American GulfCoast Select) methodology update

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

10am – 11:15 am GST

Platts refined oil products and marine fuels session

Refined oil products market update

  • An update on the refined oil products markets in the Middle East

Platts Middle East refined product price assessment updates

  • 40 years of Platts MOPAG price assessments
  • Platts Middle East refined products assessment methodology updates

Middle East Marine fuels update

  • Marine fuel market update
  • Platts marine fuel methodology update

2 pm – 2:45 pm GST

Global oil market outlook – new normal post Covid-19

  • How will global supply and demand rebalance in the new normal of COVID-19?
  • Updates on East of Suez oil market outlook