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FGE's Short-Term Asian Oil Webinar 2020

Webinar Overview

Please note, this webinar took place in July 2020. We anticipate hosting another Asian oil market webinar later this year.

FGE is delighted to be hosting a complimentary live update of the short-term oil market, with a special focus on Asian market drivers, demand and refining.

The recent unprecedented oil demand slump is now beginning to ease, as some major Asian economies are emerging from the peak of the COVID-19 crisis. However, the path to recovery remains highly uncertain, with fears of a second wave of infection. That said, we believe that new outbreaks can be contained.

The product market is struggling to get back on its feet. The forward curves are backwardated, while cracks are still weak. Where do fundamentals point us to? How will Asian refinery operations respond to the ever-evolving situation? Will China’s exports resurge? What will be the impact on the regional product trade?

We are also seeing the announced OPEC+ output cuts being largely implemented. With non-OPEC production, particularly in the USA, also lower due to the slump in prices, the global oil market is now back in balance. Following the huge stockbuilds in recent months, we see the market soon entering a long period of deficit as demand recovers further, which will eventually return global oil inventories to pre-pandemic levels. But how quickly will the stocks surplus diminish? And what will this mean for oil prices?

These questions and other topics of discussion will be addressed in FGE’s Short-term Asian Oil Market Update Webinar, which will be held on July 15, 2020.




  • Are members of the press/media allowed to attend?

    Unfortunately, members of the press/media are not allowed to attend FGE webinars. If there is anything specific you would like to discuss with FGE, including insights on market developments, please contact [email protected].

  • Will I receive a recording of the webinar? If so, when?

    All oil clients will receive a link to a recording of the webinar, so you can view it in your own time. We aim to send the link out within 24-48 hours of the webinar taking place.



  • What does the path to oil demand recovery look like in Asia?
  • What is the short-term outlook for Asia's downstream industry?
  • How quickly will the massive stocks surplus draw down?
  • How will oil prices move in the coming months?
  • Q&A



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Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki

Chairman and Founder, FGE


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Dr. Jeff Brown

President, FGE


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Ms. Sri Paravaikkarasu

Director, Asia Oil, FGE Singapore