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16th Annual Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference

June 13-14, 2019|Welcome Reception: June 12, 2019
Houston, Texas, United States
The St Regis Houston, 1919 Briar Oaks Lane, Houston, Texas 77027-3408 USA

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  • The 16th Annual S&P Global Platts Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference is the can’t miss event of the year.

    Join us at the Houston St. Regis as we tackle the critical questions surrounding the rapidly approaching International Maritime Organization’s Sulphur cap. We will examine how the industry has prepared and what the outlook is past January, 1, 2020.

    Listen and network with over 200 industry players made up of refiners, bunker suppliers, ship owners, end-users, manufacturers, traders, analysts and more.

    Highlights this year include:

    • —IMO 2020 shipowner readiness panel
    • — Post 2020 bunker market supply/demand outlook
    • — Scrubber compatibility and adoption discussion
    • — A look at fuel blending and proprietary fuel
    • — Update on Platts 0.5% fuel benchmarking
    • — Refining implications from IMO 2020
    • — The challenges of bunker price volatility
    • — Where are prices going and what will they be?
    • — And much more!

    Here are just some of the companies in attendance last year:

    • — Aegean Bunkering USA
    • — Alaska Reefer Management
    • — Alcoa
    • — ALPEN Group Carbon Black Feedstocks LLC
    • — Amazonia Energia Industria e Comércio de Combústiveis Ltda.
    • — American Bureau of Shipping
    • — ARTE Bunkering LLC
    • — Avista Corporation
    • — Axelrod Energy Projects LLC
    • — Axens NA
    • — Axia Energy
    • — Baker & O’Brien, Inc.
    • — Battelle Memorial Institute
    • — BHP
    • — Biogen Corp Ltd. / Gennera-Godfrey SRL
    • — BNP Paribas
    • — Bomin Bunker Oil Corp
    • — Bomin Oil DMMC
    • — BrandOne Technologies Ltd
    • — Buckeye Partners
    • — Bunker One (USA) Inc.
    • — Bureau Veritas, VeriFuel
    • — Cabot Corporation
    • — Calcasieu Refining Company
    • — Carbon Management International, LLC
    • — Cargill
    • — CBO Monitor
    • — Cenergica - Nejapa Power Plant
    • — Cenovus Energy Inc.
    • — Chembulk Tankers
    • — Chevron
    • — Citigroup
    • — Climax Molybdenum Company
    • — Colon Oil and Services, S.A. / Oiltanking Panama
    • — Curacao Oil (Curoil) N.V.
    • — Custom Fuel Services
    • — Dakota Gasification
    • — Dan-Bunkering America Inc.
    • — Delek US Energy
    • — Department of Petroleum Resources
    • — Dole Fresh Fruit
    • — Dome Chartering & Trading Corp
    • — Eagle LNG Partners
    • — Energy Transfer
    • — Ergon, Inc.
    • — ETX Systems Inc.
    • — Eurenco Inc
    • — ExxonMobil
    • — Fairfield Chemical Carriers Inc
    • — GCC Bunkers
    • — Genesis Energy, L.P.
    • — Gladstein, Neandross & Associates
    • — Glencore Ltd.
    • — Global Energy Solutions
    • — Goldman Sachs
    • — Gunvor USA LLC
    • — Hanwha Total Petrochemical
    • — Heidmar Inc.
    • — Hornbeck Offshore Services, LLC
    • — IDC Companies (Project Development)
    • — Inland Recycling LLC
    • — Innospec Fuel Specialties
    • — Interpretation Services
    • — J&B Nolan Consulting
    • — Jacobs Consultancy Inc.
    • — John W. Stone Oil Distributor LLC
    • — Kildair Service ULC
    • — Kingstreet
    • — Klean Industries Inc
    • — Knighthead
    • — Koch Supply & Trading LP
    • — Lancer Industries, Inc.
    • — Lloyd's Register Marine & Offshore
    • — LyondellBasell
    • — Macquarie Group
    • — Mansaco
    • — Marathon Petroleum Company
    • — Market Petroleum Inc.
    • — Meridian Energy Group Inc.
    • — Methanex North America
    • — MFM Consultants LLC
    • — Motiva Enterprises LLC
    • — Opportune LLP
    • — Panama Canal Authority
    • — PAR Pacific
    • — PBF Energy
    • — Petroleos del Perú S.A.
    • — Philadelphia Energy Solutions
    • — Phillips 66
    • — Phoenix Bulk Carriers
    • — Pinnacle Energy Marketing, LLC
    • — Placid Refining Company LLC
    • — PMI
    • — Praxair Inc
    • — Prudential Capital Group
    • — Quantex Energy USA LLD
    • — Rangeland Energy
    • — Rapidan Energy Group
    • — RBC Capital Markets
    • — Refinery Equipment of Texas, Inc.
    • — Rigby Refining, LLC
    • — Rio Energy International, Inc.
    • — RYCO-Jamaica Ltd.
    • — Seadrift Coke LP
    • — SGR Energy, Inc.
    • — Sid Richardson Carbon & Energy
    • — SK Gas
    • — Southern Star Shipping Co., Inc.
    • — Statoil ASA
    • — Sustainable Global Partners LLC
    • — Teekay Shipping
    • — Texas CTL LLC
    • — TexPar Energy
    • — TopSail Energy
    • — Transfuel
    • — Trimpf Lubricants LLC
    • — United Metro Energy
    • — Valero Energy Corporation
    • — Vertex Energy
    • — VOYA
    • — V-TIC Services
    • — Wartsila North America, Inc.
    • — Water- en Energiebedrijf (WEB) Aruba
    • — Wells Fargo
    • — West Indies Oil Company Limited
    • — Westport Petroleum, LLC.
    • — Wood
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Past Attendees Say It Best

“The event was enlightening and provided logical insight into what can be expected coming around the corner in 2020 and beyond. S&P Global Platts and various speakers did a remarkable job in collating the information and presenting it to the audience. The unknowns still abound but a degree of clarity was certainly felt”.



Adrian Tolson, Senior Partner, 2020 Marine Energy

Sara Shipman Myers, Managing Director, Bunker One

Tom Strang, Senior Vice President, Maritime Affairs, Carnival Corporation & plc

Captain Melbourne Pinks, Senior Vice President, Marine Services, Chembulk Tankers

Giacomo Rispoli, Executive Vice President, Director of Portfolio Management, Supply and Licensing, Eni

Martin Tallett, President, EnSys Energy

Aziz Bamik, General Manager, GTT North America

Sebastian Esposito, Vice President, Inatech

Rafael Riva, Vice President, Business Development, Americas Marine & Offshore, Lloyds Register

Makbule Baldik Le Fay, Product Manager, MAN Energy Solutions

Beth Brown, Managing Editor, US Fuel Oil, Bunkers & Forward Curves, S&P Global Platts

Barbara Troner, Managing Editor, Americas Tankers, S&P Global Platts

Alex Younevitch, Managing Editor, Freight Markets, S&P Global Platts

Richard Joswick, Global Head of Oil Pricing and Trade Flow Analytics, S&P Global Platts

Ralph Grimmer, Senior Associate, Stillwater Associates

Fredrik Eriksson-Asker, Chartering Manager, Products and Chemicals, Stena Bulk

Michael Winstone, Vice President, Freepoint Commodities

Pricing Details

The S&P Global Platts 16th Annual S&P Global Platts Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference will be held on June 13 -14, 2019 and the Welcoming Cocktail Reception will be held on June 12, 2019.

    • Registration Fee
    • Team Discount
    • Early Bird Rate
      Register by May 10, & Save $300
    • Conference
    • $1,395 / delegate
    • $1,046.25 / delegate
    • $1,095 / delegate

Please refer to the Discounts section below for details and restrictions. Some discounts not available online.

The conference registration fee includes breakfasts, luncheon(s), reception(s), and refreshments as noted in the conference agenda, as well as post-conference documentation. Payment in full is required for attendance. If payment or proof of payment is not received before the start of the event, our staff will require a credit card guarantee to allow entry. We do not accept cash payments. All onsite registrations will be charged an additional $100. All prices are stated in USD.


Discounts or promotional offers cannot be combined and must be applied at the time of original registration (cannot be applied retroactively).

Early Bird Discount:

Register by Friday, May 10, 2019 to save $300 off the Standard Commercial registration rate. This discount is applied automatically, regardless of registration method.

Team Discount (Best Value):

Your organization may send 1 executive free for every 3 delegates registered at the Standard Commercial Rate. All registrations must be made at the same time to qualify. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Government Discount:

Verification may be required. Please call 800-752-8878 (toll-free) or +1 212-904-3070 (outside the US and Canada), or email to receive this discount. This discount rate is not available online.

Substitutions & Cancellations

Your registration may be transferred to a member of your organization up to 24 hours in advance of the conference. Cancellation requests must be received in writing via email to on or before Thursday, June 6, 2019 in order to be refunded, less a $195 administrative charge. No refunds will be made after this date. In the event of non-attendance, the full invoice fee will be payable. In case of conference cancellation, S&P Global Platts liability is limited to refund of the conference registration fee only. S&P Global Platts reserves the right to alter this program without prior notice.


S&P Global Platts accepts payment by credit card, wire transfer, check, and purchase order for this conference.

To pay by credit card You may register using any of the available registration methods (website, phone, and email).

If registering on the website:

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment.

To pay by wire transfer, check, or purchase order You may register by phone and email for all conferences. Registration on the website using these payment methods is available for select conferences only.

If registering on the website (where available):

Select your payment method during the Payment/Verification step. To pay by wire transfer or check, choose “Please invoice me”. Instructions on where and how to send payment will be included on the invoice.

If registering by phone or email:

The customer service representative assisting with your registration will provide payment instructions for all methods of payment. Instructions on where and how to send payment will also be included on the invoice.

Please note that full payment must be received before the registrant may enter the conference. Wire transfer payments require at least 5 business days to post to an order. Check payments require at least 10 business days to post to an order.

Venue and Accommodation Information

The S&P Global Platts 16th Annual Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference will be held on June 12-14 Houston St. Regis, Houston, Texas.


  • The St. Regis Houston

    1919 Briar Oaks Lane

    Houston, Texas 77027

    Main Hotel Phone: +1 713-840-7600

    Visit the hotel website


Discounted Accommodation **
A limited number of rooms have been reserved for conference attendees at the St. Regis Houston at a discounted group rate. Please note that these rates apply for the nights of Wednesday, June 12 through Friday, June 14, 2019 with the option to lengthen your stay up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the event dates (subject to hotel availability). The discounted room rate will be available until Wednesday, May 22, 2019 – or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first. All accommodation rates are stated in USD.

Room Rate
Standard Room, Single or Double Occupancy, $199.00 + tax

Reservations may be made by calling the hotel reservation line toll-free at 1-888-627-8194, or via the booking link. Be sure to mention you are attending the S&P Global Platts Bunker & Residual Fuel Conference in order to receive the discounted rate. Alternatively, you may book your room online by clicking this link.

** Please note: S&P Global Platts is not associated with any third-party reservation agents. Making any reservations through a third party may put your credit at risk of a compromise. To make your reservation, please use the hotel link or hotel phone number provided above.

Partnership through sponsorship

Are you a market leader or looking to become one?

The S&P Global Platts Bunker and Residual Fuel Conference attracts senior-level experts, decision-makers, and solution providers from across the global shipping industries.

Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

— Leverage the S&P Global Platts energy and commodities information reputation
— Boost and reinforce your corporate image and brand recognition within the market
— Plan your onsite networking effectively with advance access to the attendee list
— Demonstrate your organization’s strengths and capabilities to executives empowered to make decisions
— Build and maintain lasting business relationships with key industry players
— Maximize your investment by focusing your efforts at a single location, face-to-face with an engaged audience

For more information on the full range of opportunities available and what S&P Global Platts can do for your business, please contact:

Martin Falkenberg
Business Development Manager
Tel. +1 857-383-5630

Platts offers a variety of standard and tailor-made sponsorship opportunities to fit your marketing and business-to-business needs and your budget.

Examples include:

  • Executive Sponsor

    As a leading sponsor, in addition to significant branding opportunities, your company may also recommend content and speakers, and enjoy the right of first refusal for an appropriate speaking opportunity within the agenda S&P Global Platts has researched and set forth.

  • Luncheon Host

    Marking the middle of each day, a great lunch provides the perfect setting for inspiring conversation and networking. As the exclusive Luncheon Host, your company will enjoy branding at the event along with the opportunity to engage existing and prospective clients in a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.

  • Cocktail Reception Host

    Closing the day, a networking reception for all participants provides a wonderful opportunity to discuss the day’s presentations and network prior to the evening’s plans. As the exclusive Cocktail Reception sponsor, your company will provide the audience with an enhanced networking experience while positioning itself as an industry leader in engaging existing and prospective clients.

    Our attendees and speakers gather to learn, make valuable contacts, and seek solutions to their pressing problems. With this goal in mind, our agenda is well-planned with multiple networking opportunities. Sponsorship offers you proven opportunities to:

  • Exhibitor

    Showcasing your products and services to a targeted group of senior executives reinforces market leadership and can help grow your business. Your exhibit will be located in the main breakout area where attendees go to network and get refreshments, which provides a focal point to engage your audience directly.

  • Additional sponsorship opportunities include:

    — Strategic Partner
    — Refreshment Break Host
    — Breakfast Sponsor
    — Lanyards and Name Badges

FAQs and Facts

Please read below for answers to frequently-asked questions, and how to contact us for more information or assistance.

54 days left!

Register by May 10, 2019 and Save $300

  • 3 Easy Ways to Register

    Have questions? Check out our helpful FAQs page.

    1. Online

    2. PhoneToll Free: 800-752-8878

    Outside the US & Canada: +1 212-904-3070