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Overview of the LNG Market & Trading

ICE Education
Course summary
4 days
1,600 GBP excl. VAT
English
Online courses
Next available date: 08/12/2020 - Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

Overview of the LNG Market & Trading

This course, held over four sessions, is designed to provide a thorough background to the global LNG business. It will equip the participant with the skills to understand how the market functions, the global price drivers and a view at the basic contract clauses and why they exist. The course will also look at the trading and risk management of LNG cargoes.

The course is broken down into twelve teaching units, covering the basic but important topics to understanding the workings of the LNG value chain, the key markets for LNG and the global competition for LNG cargoes. It will then cover more complex issues around trading LNG, how to manage price risks and optimisation of LNG to maintain margins or improve revenues.

The course is highly interactive, making use of the latest technology, supported by the LNG trading simulation, designed to give insight to trading strategy and reinforce learning objectives.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Participants along the gas value chain, from producers to end users wishing to establish a key understanding of the strategies of the LNG business and the drivers for the global LNG market.

New staff joining existing teams or new market participants wanting to establish an understanding of the workings of the established LNG markets.

Traders in other commodities looking to increase knowledge of the mechanics of the LNG business.

Support staff in existing or new businesses requiring an understanding of the global LNG business.

Training Course Content

Day One:

Session 1: LNG Background

Explores the background to the global LNG business and why it exists. The introductory session will include a look at some of the key measurements and terminology and the players involved in the LNG business.

Session 2: LNG Supply and Demand

Looking at the current trends and supply and demand influences on the markets. This section will look at the key producers of LNG and the markets that buy the liquified commodity. The session examines the current market dynamics and try to assess how the markets may evolve in the short term.

Session 3: LNG Value Chain

Participants will be given an overview of the key parts of the value chain from liquefaction to regasification to gain an understanding of the possible opportunities and limitations of LNG as a commodity and its unique part in the energy mix.

Day Two:

Session 4: LNG Pricing

LNG is a global commodity and therefore has different pricing mechanisms across the world. Attendees will be given an overview of some of the more common mechanisms used in different markets and gain an appreciation of the differences, as well as the opportunities and risks this may create.

Session 5: Trading Simulation

The first visit to the trading simulation will introduce the participants to basic trading tasks, identifying simple strategies through a number of stylised scenarios to understand the influences of different price drivers.

Session 6 LNG Trading and Market Risks

Participants will get a thorough understanding of the risks behind the physical purchase and delivery of LNG cargoes including the risks posed by different pricing mechanisms in the global market. The session seeks to give the attendees an awareness of the consequences of entering into trades without the correct due diligence.

Day Three:

Session 7: LNG Contracts

The opening session of the second day will be used to look at the key contracts that are used in the global LNG business. It will establish some of the reasons behind certain commercial clauses in the different contracts and how these mitigate some of the risks highlighted in session seven.

Session 8: LNG Trading

Participants will be taken through the key trading and marketing opportunities for LNG players. This section explores the drivers for trade. It will outline the opportunities available to LNG traders and marketeers including arbitrage, physical swaps and storage and redelivery.

Session 9: LNG Price Risk Management

This session will look at the hedging techniques used to manage the price risks in the key markets for LNG. Participants will learn how to use both physical and financial markets to lock in return for deliveries in Gas to Gas markets as well as the requirements needed to hedge oil indexed contracts. The session will also look at spread trades between the US and other markets.

Day Four:

Session 10: Optimising LNG Deliveries

Delivery optimisation is one technique to increase margins across an LNG portfolio. Taking into account the practical risks described in session six, this session will look at redelivery metrics and the possibility of cargo swaps.

Session 11: Trading Simulation

The second visit to the simulation will build on the previous simulation session and will introduce some more complex strategies using derivatives to maintain or improve margins.

Session 12: The Future for LNG

The final session looks to the long term future of the LNG industry and both the developments of new demand and the prospects for future supply. The final session will look at the current thinking and how that may affect the future of the industry.

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