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Attendees to the 2018 NORA Conference will gain the information they need to succeed in 2019.

The following are some the topics that will be addressed in California (subject to change).

 

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IMO 2020 Market Effects for Used Lubricating Oil 
Presented by Thomas Murray, President,
Modern Fuels, LLC

This session will provide the latest information on the upcoming low sulfur IMO 2020 marine fuels requirement which is forecasted to shift over 20 billion gallons per year from High Sulfur Fuel Oil Market (HSFO, including IFO 380, No. 6 Oil, and Bunker C) to Very Low Sulfur Fuel Oils (VLSFO). Broader market implications for used oil industry participants, including gatherers, distillers, and re-refiners as well as the expected implementation timing for bunker blenders in 2019 will be presented. Strategies for preserving and enhancing value for participants by business segment will be offered.



Generator/Quick Lube Market: Today & Tomorrow
Presented by Ragan Holt, Chief Operating Officer,  National Oil and Lube News

Quick lubes generate many of the gallons collected by NORA members. That industry has matured and interval changes have increased significantly. An industry expert will highlight the changes that have occurred in this market segment and what it will look like in 2019 and beyond.

     


Blue Wave or Red Ripple? The Election’s Impact on the Economy
Presented by Elliot Eisenberg, Ph.D.

The party holding the White House loses an average of 30 House and four Senate seats in a midterm. The 2018 mid-term election will occur the same week as the 2018 NORA Conference. Regardless of who wins, a leading economist will provide attendees with an economic forecast for 2019 and beyond. This will assist members in preparing their budgets and business strategies with the best available information.

 


Help Wanted: Proven Solutions Addressing the Driver Shortage
Presented by Leah Shaver, Chief Operating Officer for The National Transportation Institute

The American Trucking Association reports that there are currently 63,000 fewer truck drivers than are currently needed. That is expected to increase to 176,000 by 2026. Drivers for NORA members have added responsibilities to service customers which create additional recruitment and retention challenges. A national expert will address driver compensation and proven strategies addressing driver recruiting, retention and development of the driver candidate pool.


   

Asphalt Market: Recycled Fuel Oil (RFO) Outlook
Presented by Jay Hansen, Executive Vice President, National Asphalt Pavement Association

Over the past few years, the overall market share of recycled fuel oil consumed at hot mix asphalt plants has diminished. However, there are many areas where RFO is still a viable product to hot mix asphalt plants. For 2019, the upcoming low sulfur IMO 2020 marine fuels requirement will have ripple effects on the entire used oil market and possibly increase the competitiveness for the demand for RFO. This session will provide the latest RFO volumes and key drivers to consider for 2019 budgeting.

 

Government Afairs, Executive Summary
Presented by Jack Waggener,
NORA Senior Advisor 

2018 has been a very active government affairs year. The current and future health of the liquid recycling industry is largely dependent on the overall regulatory environment. this session will provide a high-level view of major NORA government affairs efforts in 2018 and how they will affect your business.

   

Technology Panel

A variety of professionals will provide information on new and innovative technologies to help make your facility operate at optimum performance. Tentative areas to be addressed include hydrogen safety, demetalizing ashing and sedimentation process and more.

 

 

 

 
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