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11-13 Mar 2024

London, UK

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10-12 Jul 2024

KL, Malaysia

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Houston, USA

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11-13 Nov 2024

Perth, AUS

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London, UK

10-12 Jul 2024

KL, Malaysia

20-22 May 2024

Houston, USA

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Perth, AUS

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DAY 1: Essentials of LNG Markets

Understanding the LNG Value Chain

The LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) market is an intricate system involving the extraction, processing, and transportation of natural gas in its liquid form. Understanding the LNG value chain is crucial to grasp the dynamics of this industry. This section delves into the various stages of the value chain and their significance.

LNG's Role in the Energy Transition

As the world seeks cleaner and more sustainable energy sources, LNG plays a pivotal role in the energy transition. This heading explores how LNG fits into the larger picture of shifting towards greener energy alternatives.

LNG vs. Power and Coal

Comparing LNG with traditional energy sources like power and coal helps us appreciate its advantages and limitations. We'll highlight the key differentiators and why LNG is gaining momentum.

Key Players in the Industry

In any market, it's essential to know who the major players are. Here, we'll identify the key stakeholders in the LNG industry, from producers to distributors and consumers.

Gas Measurements in LNG

The precise measurement of natural gas in LNG is critical for efficiency and safety. This section explains the techniques and instruments used in this process.

Global LNG Market Challenges

The LNG market faces several challenges, including supply and demand fluctuations and geopolitical conflicts such as the Europe-Russia Gas Conflict. We'll also discuss how these challenges affect pricing.

Energy Companies Facing Financial Distress

Recent developments have put several energy companies under financial distress. We'll explore the reasons behind this and its impact on the LNG sector.

Carbon Neutral LNG Exercise

As sustainability gains importance, the concept of carbon-neutral LNG is gaining traction. We'll provide insights into this exercise and its potential benefits.

LNG Pricing Dynamics

Understanding how LNG is priced is essential. We'll delve into concepts like Hub pricing vs. oil indexation and how pricing strategies adapt to different market conditions.

LNG Shipping and Operations

Transporting LNG safely and efficiently is vital. In this section, we'll discuss shipping terms, costs, and factors considered when choosing destinations.

Cargo Swap Exercise

Cargo swapping is a common practice in the LNG market. We'll go through how this exercise works and its relevance.

DAY 2: Evolving LNG Contracting and Trading

Latest Trends in LNG Contracting

The LNG contracting landscape is continuously evolving. This section will highlight the most recent trends, including new contract structures and terms.

Understanding LNG Master Agreements

To navigate LNG contracts, one must understand the intricacies of LNG Master Agreements. We'll break down what these agreements entail.

Overview of Current Contracting Methods

Contracts in the LNG industry can take different forms, such as tenders and bilateral negotiations. We'll provide an overview of the various methods of contracting.

Real-Life Case Study on an LNG Master Agreement

Learning from real-life scenarios is invaluable. We'll present a case study that illustrates the complexities of LNG Master Agreements.

Introduction to LNG Trading

LNG trading is a vital aspect of the industry. We'll explore physical trading, trading strategies, and the financial instruments used in LNG trading.

Hedging with Futures

Hedging is a risk management strategy, and in the LNG market, futures are often used. This section discusses how futures can be employed to hedge prices in different markets.

Hedging with Swaps

Swaps are another key component of risk management. We'll explain different swap contracts and how they are used in LNG trading.

DAY 3: Shipping, Options, Portfolio Optimisation, and Risk Management

Shipping Derivatives and Spot Shipping Market

Shipping LNG is a specialised field with its own derivatives market. We'll explore these derivatives and the spot shipping market.

LNG Freight Derivatives

Freight derivatives play a significant role in LNG transportation. We'll include a case study that demonstrates the concept of price arbitrage in LNG freight.

Hedging Using Vanilla Options

Options provide flexibility in managing risk. This section will introduce the concept of vanilla options and how they can be employed in LNG trading.

LNG Portfolio Optimisation

Optimising a portfolio is crucial in risk management. We'll discuss the challenges and strategies involved in managing an LNG portfolio effectively.

LNG Risk Management

Managing risks in the LNG market is a complex task. We'll focus on strategies to minimise risks and optimise the risk-return balance in LNG positions.

In conclusion, this comprehensive guide covers essential aspects of LNG markets, from their fundamentals to trading strategies, risk management, and market dynamics. Whether you're a professional in the LNG industry or someone looking to gain a deeper understanding of this complex market, this article serves as a valuable resource.

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Our LNG 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.

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What do they say about this course?

Good opportunity to get familiar aspects of LNG trading, opportunity and related risks

Procurement Analyst


Very enriching and fruitful information for my daily job.

Senior Executive


This course is important for trading & derivatives marketers.

LNG Trader


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