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S&P Global Platts Mediterranean Bunker Conference, Athens, November

Channoil Chairman, Charles Daly (pictured) gave a paper on the effect on refineries of the IMO mandated sulphur content changes on 1 January 2020 at the Platts Med Bunker Conference in Athens at the end of November.  Charles was amongst some of the industry’s top-level presenters delivering their viewpoints.  The conference provided over 150 delegates with a unique opportunity to gain an in-depth picture of life after 2020.



Accreditation by the Global Association of Risk Professionals

Channoil Consulting played a key role in designing Cass Business School’s MSc course in Energy Trade and Finance and has continued to provide key lecturers for this course for over 12 years. Now the course has been accredited by the prestigious Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP). GARP is an industry-leading professional association dedicated to preparing individuals and organisations to make better informed risk decisions. The status is granted to top institutions whose degree content incorporates at least 70% of GARP’s Energy Risk Professional (ERP) Body of Knowledge, the first leading and global designation for energy professionals. The academic team works closely with GARP to ensure that the curriculum meets the latest global industry needs.

“We are very pleased to welcome Cass Business School, City University of London as a member of GARP’s Partnership for Risk Education.  The MSc in Energy, Trade and Finance is a comprehensive, rigorous program that provides its students with strong preparation for pursuing the Energy Risk Professional (ERP) designation as well for a career in the dynamic field of energy risk management.” says William May, Global Head of Certifications and Educational Programs at GARP.

14th Oil Terminal Technical Conference, St Petersburg, November

Channoil attended the 14th Oil Terminal Technical Conference in St Petersburg from 14-15 November.

Since inception, the Conference has been the definitive annual meeting place for 350+ of the world’s top oil and gas trading, storage, and shipping businesses, including refineries, oil terminals and ports from 25 countries including Russia, the CIS, the Americas, Europe, and Asia. The Conference – the main event in the Russian tank industry – shines a spotlight on all aspects of Tank Farms and Oil Terminals from advanced design to efficient operations and from metering methods to quality assessment.  A dedicated exhibition on equipment and solutions for tank farms and oil terminals was a highlight of the gathering which brings together top Russian and international service providers from the industry. Visits were undertaken to the new Gazprom-Next Terminal Gladkoe as well as onsite visits to major oil terminals.

StocExpo Europe, Rotterdam 10-12 March 2020

Charles Daly is to be a guest speaker at StocExpo Europe, which will be held in Rotterdam on 10-12 March.

This high-level event for the bulk liquid storage industry will focus on Sustainability at the Terminal as well as Innovation. Charles will be presenting his thoughts on The need for power storage, alternatives for carbon reduction and how this might impact on traditional storage installations.

MENA Energy 2020 – Middle East & North Africa Energy conference

Channoil will be represented at the Middle East and North Africa Energy Conference taking place in London at Chatham House on 27 & 28 January 2020.

The theme of the conference will assess the shift in the global energy economy from a hydrocarbons-based industry to one that is increasingly supported by low-carbon and renewable energy technologies. It will consider how this is affecting oil and gas producing countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The 2020 Chatham House Middle East and North Africa Energy conference will address these questions and the key trends shaping the region’s energy future in the 21st century.

Channoil has extensive experience in delivering mid and downstream oil related projects including countries studies, market studies and feasibility studies across the Middle East and North Africa.

London International Shipping Week, September

Mark  Waddington will take part in a roundtable discussion during London International Shipping Week in September.

The theme of the debate is: ‘2020: a challenging end to a new beginning’ and participants will be encouraged to share their views and also ask questions about the operational, technical, legal and commercial issues – and challenges – surrounding marine fuel quality and availability as the shipping and bunker industries prepare for the transition to the 0.50% sulphur global cap on 1 January 2020.

The debate will be held at the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology in London on Wednesday, 11 September.

The event, which will include participation from 10-12 key players drawn from across the industry, is intended to not only stimulate relevant and timely discussion about preparations for the 2020 fuel switchover, but also to provide factual and up-to-date information on the quality and formulation of the raft of 0.50% sulphur, largely-blended products which are beginning to enter the global marine fuel pool. The discussion will also focus on the availability and quality of other IMO 2020-compliant fuels, including HSFO (when used in conjunction with exhaust gas abatement technology), distillate product, and also alternative fuels.

Platts Mediterranean Bunker Fuel Conference 2019, November

Charles Daly will be a keynote speaker at the Platts Mediterranean Bunker Fuels Conference in Athens on 28 & 29 November.

The Conference takes place just a month before the IMO 2020 switch and will bring together the world’s leading bunker suppliers, refiners, traders, brokers, ship owners/operators and other marine fuel industry organisations to provide a detailed outlook into the market post IMO 2020.

Charles will be discussing a wide range of topical issues including the refining business, global supply and demand, the sulphur challenge for crude oil producers and refiners, why changing crude oil supply cannot be the only answer, scenarios for refiners, bunker blenders and traders, why MGO is likely to fill the gap and what the issues are, pricing impacts and are refinery economics being inverted?

More than 200 delegates are expected to attend from across the supply chain.

Biofuels International Conference & Expo 2019, October


Mark Waddington will be a keynote speaker at the Biofuels International Conference & Expo in Brussels, 22-23 October. The event brings together leading producers, suppliers, regulators and engaged organisations over a two day period. Top-level speakers will address a range of topical issues relating to the biofuels sector. This year’s conference will be co-located with the International Biogas Congress & Expo and the renowned Biomass Congress & Expo.

Mark’s address will be on “Consumer affordability of a high(er) percentage biofuels blend – supply economics and pricing scenarios”.

7th European Bulk Liquid Storage Summit 2019, October

Charles Daly will be speaking at the ACIEU 7th European Bulk Liquid Storage Summit in Antwerp, taking place on 2 & 3 October 2019.

The theme of this year’s Summit is ‘Maximising Economic and Environmental Benefits in Refining and Storing’. Charles will be speaking on ‘Analysing the impact of IMO 2020 for the storage industry’, highlighting storage needs after IMO 2020 implementation and identifying the tipping point from HSFO to alternative fuels. Other topics will include financing perspectives in the liquid storage industry, an outlook on the European tank storage market, an in-depth look at the advantages of LNG, opportunities in emerging niche product and an in-depth analysis of the oil storage market.

The Summit will bring together leading executives and experts from Oil and Chemicals companies, port authorities, terminal operators, technology suppliers, trade and distribution companies and market analysts and consultants, to actively discuss the common challenges and opportunities that are arising within the liquid storage business.


Maritime Week Gibraltar 2019, June

In late June, Mark Waddington addressed the opening session of Maritime Week Gibraltar’s 2019 main conference, a week-long series of Government and industry events highlighting the major issues in the international shipping and maritime industries held in Gibraltar.

Mark’s presentation on Global Fuel Supply can be downloaded here: Global-Fuel-Supply-the-far-reaching-impact-of-the-sulphur-cap (click to download)

More than 200 leaders attended the Conference from all sectors of the international shipping sector, Government regulators, shipowners and operators, ship managers, charterers, bunker suppliers and traders, agents, the superyacht community, maritime lawyers, chandlers, LNG supply, storage and delivery companies, Port and port service operators, insurers and bankers, maritime training institutions, non-Government organisations and Ministerial-level VIPs.