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Downstream 2020

Downstream 2020 is the World’s largest downstream event, where global downstream professionals meet to tackle core challenges, discover the latest disruptive tech, and sign multi-million dollar contracts. Our expanded conference program covers every major downstream vertical and features keynote sessions, industry-led panels and dedicated job-specific workshops. Are you ready to join 10,000 attendees, 3,000 owner operators, 450 exhibitors, and over 200 expert speakers?

2020 Global Downstream Outlook

The global Downstream industry is experiencing significant investment and capacity expansions. In the face of this almost unprecedented growth, the market is dealing with instability in oil prices, mega disruptions in technology, growing trade tensions, workforce shortages, oversupplied markets and a slowing global economy.

North American Petrochemical Project Update

As many new downstream plants reach the end of their construction projects, a further 7 million tons of PE are planned in the USA, or under construction, of which at least 30% of that new capacity is marked for export.

Chevron & ExxonMobil Project Announcement Updates & Market Altering Policy

There are $616 billion in active refining industry projects throughout the world, including more than $62.6 billion worth in North America, according to Industrial Information Resources.

North American Liquefied Natural Gas Market Outlook

As demand for natural gas grows rapidly around the world, the U.S. is now the third-largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in year-to-date exports starting in January 2019, just behind Qatar and Australia, U.S. exports are expected to more than double by 2025, according to ICIS.

Threats Challenging US Downstream Market 2020 Profitability

As the U.S. trade wars are prolonged with multiple countries, the battle is leaving the supply chain with few choices as impacts from the tariffs grow.

Are you up to date on downstream US construction costs in 2020?

Did you know that in 2019, downstream construction costs on the gulf coast rose by 2.66%? Do you know what the rise will be in 2020?

Excellence in Process Engineering

According to Rex Tillerson, CEO of ExxonMobil, one of the benefits of process integration is that it "captures the highest value for every molecule that flows through our facilities"