News Article: IMO 2020: Preparing for Changing Demand and Slimmer Margins

IMO 2020 is set to radically change the ecosystem of the world’s refined products with dramatic effects for both marine fuel suppliers and consumers. Allegro's Chief Strategy and Customer Officer Michael Hinton shares how the International Maritime Organization's planned bunker fuel regulation will create unprecedented shifts in supply and demand and logistical challenges that will upend the oil and gas value chain's status quo.

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Energy Market Volatility and Your Margins

August 16, 2018
Today, the refined fuels industry is becoming increasingly more volatile as the global energy market continues to change. Allegro's Richard Murphy, Product Manager for Crude Oil, explains that for industry participants to avoid margin decreases and stay competitive in today’s market, they must always evaluate risk and exposure while also looking for ways to drive efficiency in the supply chain.
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Managing LNG Portfolio Risk in a Diverse Global Energy Market

May 24, 2018
The LNG market today is vastly different than it was just a few years ago, and it will continue its upward swing into becoming a large portion of the world energy mix. Allegro's Chief Strategy and Customer Officer Michael Hinton explains that while expanding into the LNG global export market can be profitable, proper LNG portfolio management represents a series of major, ongoing challenges.
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Part Two: Increased Investment in U.S. E&P will Impact Generators

February 1, 2018
The increasing investment in U.S. E&P is a trend that started in 2017 and is continuing into 2018. Generators need to be aware of this as it impacts the price of their fuel. Furthermore, due to certain trends, the impact will not necessarily be what one would expect. This is the second of a two-part series where Allegro's Richard Murphy, Product Manager, Petroleum, will highlight increased E&P activity and specific trends that will impact gas prices.
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Part One: Increased Investments in U.S. E&P will Impact Generators

January 29, 2018
The increasing investment in U.S. E&P is a trend that started in 2017 and is continuing into 2018. Generators need to be aware of this as it impacts the price of their fuel. Furthermore, due to certain trends, the impact will not necessarily be what one would expect. This is the first of a two-part series where Allegro's Richard Murphy, Product Manager, Petroleum, will highlight increased E&P activity and specific trends that will impact gas prices.
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Propane’s Future in the New Age of Energy May Not Lie in Typical Markets

November 1, 2017
Throughout the energy world, conversations are taking place about how various forms of renewable energy, combined with abundant natural gas, are being set up to serve as the dominant forces of the future. Allegro's Chief Customer and Strategy Officer Michael Hinton discusses how propane still has a role to play in meeting the world's energy needs.
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The U.S. Tips Its Hand, Showing It Will Likely Join The Global Climate Talks

May 15, 2017
When it comes to joining the Paris climate accord, the Trump Administration is tipping its hand and might be taking a seat at the table. Allegro's Chief Strategy and Customer Officer Michael Hinton weighs the advantages and disadvantages of staying in the Paris climate accord.
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Corporations Are Weighing the Costs and Benefits of the Global Climate Accord

May 12, 2017
President Trump's ambivalence about whether the United States should take an active part in the global climate talks is giving an opening to certain groups to potentially undermine the accord. Allegro's Chief Strategy and Customer Officer Michael Hinton discusses potential reasons for a company to be in favor of leaving or staying in the agreement.
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Riding the oil price roller coaster

April 7, 2017
In 2016, the price of petrochemical products dipped to near 2008/09 recession levels with global crude futures reaching 11-year lows. Allegro's Chief Strategy and Customer Officer Michael Hinton discusses how petrochemical companies will need to raise their risk management game during times of oil price volatility.
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Energy Stocks Search for Their Spark

March 21, 2017
Last year offered hope for a beaten-down energy sector, but will 2017 continue the oil and gas rebound? Allegro's Chief Strategy and Customer Officer Michael Hinton discusses what companies should expect.

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