Why Choose this Training Course?
Environmental pressure and the race to mitigate the effects of climate change have propelled the use of natural gas to the forefront of the available options for reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. Natural gas although a fossil fuel itself, actually reduces the worlds carbon footprint and is considered as an intermediate step until renewable sources of energy become competitive.
LNG Markets, Pricing and Hedging examines the dynamics of the LNG market which is currently undergoing changes with more and more spot and short term trading, new players in the form of trading houses, new price benchmarks being introduced and new financial instruments like futures and swaps become available for managing price risks.
Presently the oversupplied LNG market is, a result of rising supply from relatively new exporting facilities mainly from the U.S. and Australia. The rising demand in Asia, has failed to keep up with the rising supply and LNG prices have sunk. The result is that the main buyers from leading importing countries are moving away from a single supplier on long term oil indexed contracts, to a much more flexible procurement portfolio with short term and spot contracts. For a futures contract the main requirements are a well-functioning underling cash market and enough potential buyers and sellers to create enough liquidity therefore the Brent and Henry Hub Natural gas futures being highly liquid could therefore be used as a solid hedging instruments.
This training course will highlight:
- LNG Market fundamentals analysis
- LNG Pricing methods
- LNG projects' economic evaluation
- LNG supply, trading & hedging strategies
- Natural gas and LNG markets
- Understand regional LNG pricing effects
- Learn what LNG derivatives are and how these are used for hedging and trading purposes