- Differentiates light and heavy naphtha in supply, demand and trade data
- Aggregates supply of light and heavy naphtha from all different sources
- Reconciles interregional trade separately for light and heavy naphtha
- Provides price forecasts of light and heavy naphtha in five main regions
- Defines price-setting mechanisms through a full price tier analysis
This analysis helps strategy, operation and planning managers from around the world understand:
- Where will all the shale Naphtha from US go?
- How is the oversupply of high RVP natural gasoline impacting US gasoline blending and US Naphtha export?
- Where can I find cargos of US natural gasoline for export to Asia crackers?
- What is the impact of increased ethane and LPG cracking on the Naphtha balances and prices?
- Why is the short term Naphtha crack spread high when Light Naphtha is oversupplied?
- Why is the current relative price of Heavy Naphtha low, despite tight supply/demand balance?
- Why has octane cost (reformate) remained so high?
Nick Rados, Ph.D – Global Business Director, Chemical Feedstocks
Nick is responsible for IHS Markit business and expertize in the area of chemical feedstocks, including effects of current and anticipated changes in petroleum refining and gas plant operations onto aromatics and olefins chemicals. Nick joined IHS Markit in 2013, with 20 years of experience in the chemical and petroleum refining industries. His experience includes a 10 year tenure with ExxonMobil, working on a variety of refining and petrochemical assignments involving: business strategy, capital investment, operations improvement, competitive intelligence and technology licensing. Nick has a Doctorate in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis and Executive Business Training from Northwestern University and the University of North Carolina.
Debnil Chowdhury – Director, Natural Gas Liquids Research
Debnil is the primary author of the North American NGLs research service and is responsible for global feedstocks pricing. He has also directed a number of refined product and NGLs, pricing, and market entry strategy studies for clients. He is the primary creator of the IHS Markit proprietary long-term ethane analytics price forecast model, which can be used to provide insight on and quantitatively link ethane supply/demand to long-term pricing. Prior to IHS Markit, he worked at Valero as a Senior Market Analyst, responsible for strategic planning and market analysis support for downstream, renewable, and retail assets globally and at Halliburton-KBR as a Process Engineer in Refining Technology Development. Debnil holds a BS in Chemical Engineering and Certificate in International Affairs from the Georgia Institute of Technology, MS in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University, and an Executive Certificate in Management and Leadership from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management.