LNG Trading and Risk Management Masterclass 2024

Classroom session

13-16 May 24

Amsterdam, NL

Classroom session

03-06 Jun 24

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Classroom session

09-12 Sep 24

London, UK

Classroom session

25-28 Nov 24

Dubai, UAE

13-16 May 24

Amsterdam, NL

03-06 Jun 24

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

09-12 Sep 24

London, UK

25-28 Nov 24

Duabi, UAE

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Course Summary

Day 1 - Global LNG Markets: Unraveling the Turbulent Waters of the LNG Industry

The liquefied natural gas (LNG) market has been undergoing unprecedented challenges, leading to a distressed state on a global scale. In this article, we delve into the intricate details of this turmoil, shedding light on the drivers and the ongoing gas conflict between Europe and Russia. We also explore the actions taken by European countries and the strategies adopted by Asian buyers in response to these circumstances. These factors play a pivotal role in determining the current and future pricing dynamics and the financial distress faced by energy companies. Let's dive into the heart of the global LNG markets, analysing LNG pricing dynamics, including hub pricing, oil indexation, and trading in different market conditions. Additionally, we'll introduce you to the intriguing world of real-life LNG cargo reload trading.

The Turmoil in Global LNG Markets

Understanding the Distressed State

The global LNG market has been facing unprecedented challenges in recent years, with supply and demand imbalances creating significant distress. These market conditions have been influenced by factors such as geopolitical tensions, environmental concerns, and shifting energy priorities.

Drivers of Market Distress

Delve into the primary drivers that have contributed to the distressed state of global LNG markets. This includes a deep dive into the political tensions between Europe and Russia, which have a profound impact on the market.

Strategies and Responses

European Countries' Actions

Explore how European countries have responded to the LNG market distress, including diversification of energy sources and the development of LNG terminals and infrastructure.

Strategies of Asian Buyers

Asian buyers have been a driving force in the LNG market. We will discuss the strategies they have employed to secure their energy needs during turbulent times.

Pricing Dynamics in Global LNG Markets

Hub Pricing vs. Oil Indexation

We dissect the pricing dynamics, comparing hub pricing mechanisms and oil indexation, and how they influence the cost of LNG.

Trading in Different Market Conditions

LNG prices can vary significantly based on market conditions. Here, we'll explore how trading in various market scenarios impacts the pricing of LNG.

Real-Life LNG Cargo Reload Trading

An Insider's Look

Get a behind-the-scenes perspective on the fascinating world of LNG cargo reload trading and how it operates in the real world.

By dissecting these crucial aspects of the global LNG market, we aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for this vital industry.

Day 2 - Hedging and Shipping Derivatives: Navigating Risk in LNG Trade

As we continue our journey into the world of LNG, we arrive at a critical juncture where risk management and hedging strategies become paramount. Day 2 of this seminar focuses on understanding how to hedge using futures, swap, and shipping derivatives, which is essential in mitigating risk and ensuring financial stability.

The Art of Hedging

Pure Futures Strategies

Learn about the concept of pure futures strategies, how they work, and their application in managing price risk.

Spread Hedging and Fixed-for-Floating Swaps

Dive into spread hedging and fixed-for-floating swaps, which provide valuable tools for balancing the risks associated with LNG trading.

Spot and Oil Exposure Hedging

Using Futures to Mitigate Risk

Discover how futures contracts can be used to hedge against spot and oil exposure, providing protection against price fluctuations.

Price Arbitrage and Vanilla Options

Explore price arbitrage and the use of vanilla options as hedging instruments, allowing traders to navigate the volatility of the LNG market.

Day 3 - Options and Portfolio Valuation: Strategies for Success

In the ever-evolving LNG market, understanding options and portfolio valuation is critical. Day 3 of our seminar introduces various options combination strategies such as the Bear Spread and Collars. We also delve into LNG portfolio valuation, considering complex physical logistics and price behavior.

Mastering Options Strategies

The Bear Spread

An in-depth look at the Bear Spread strategy, how it works, and when to use it for optimal results in LNG trading.

Collars and More

Explore other options combination strategies and how they can be employed to manage risk and maximize returns.

LNG Portfolio Valuation

Complex Logistics and Price Behavior

Discover the intricacies of LNG portfolio valuation, considering the multifaceted elements of physical logistics and price fluctuations.

Case Study and Exercises

Engage in a case study and exercises that allow you to apply your knowledge of LNG portfolio value drivers in real-world scenarios.

Day 4 - Trading Strategies and Risk Management: Navigating the LNG Market with Confidence

As we reach the final day of our seminar, we turn our focus to sophisticated trading and pricing strategies, portfolio effect, and dynamic hedging. We also address the critical aspects of managing existing positions, speculating on physical cargos, and risk management in LNG trading.

Mastering Trading Strategies

Portfolio Effect and Dynamic Hedging

Understand the concept of portfolio effect and dynamic hedging, which are essential for optimizing your LNG trading strategies.

Speculating on Physical Cargos

Delve into the art of speculating on physical cargos, a high-risk, high-reward aspect of LNG trading.

Risk Management in LNG Trading

Risk Measurement and Credit Risk

Learn how to measure and manage risk effectively, including a comprehensive discussion on credit risk.

Financial Reporting

Understand the importance of accurate financial reporting in LNG trading, ensuring transparency and compliance.

In Conclusion

This course has provided comprehensive knowledge and practical exercises for professionals in the field of LNG trading. Armed with the information and strategies covered over the course of these four days, you'll be better equipped to navigate the complexities of the LNG market, manage risk, and make informed decisions that drive success.

Questions about the course?

Why don't you schedule a free Microsoft Teams meeting with one of our advisors at your convenient time?

Our Expert 

Meet your trainer

Your course leader is a skilled and accomplished professional with over 25 years of extensive C-level experience in the energy markets worldwide. He has strong expertise in all the aspects of (energy) commodity markets, international sales, marketing of services, derivatives trading, staff training and risk management within dynamic and high-pressure environments.

Course Fees

Virtual Sessions

All our courses are available virtually using MS Teams & Zoom platforms



Classroom Sessions

All our classroom sessions are now resumed and courses are held in different cities around the world.

Kindly refer to our 2024 calendar for dates & locations

  • 7 to 8 Hours per day
  • 1 Hour Lunch break with Morning & Afternoon breaks
  • Superfast wifi during the course
  • Held in Five star hotels 
  • Held in different cities around the world




What do they say about this course?

Well-timed, good to spread over 3 days, 3h with short break was good. Kasper explains things clearly and is easy to understand, good trainer

Jeanne Duclos

LNG Originator

Great training on LNG trading concept, convering the most of the topics in the domain


Senior Commercial Analyst

Very compounded course 

Mia Chen

Senior Commercial Analyst

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