LNG Trading & Hedging (Including Simulated Trading)

This is a comprehensive three day course providing practical and hands-on trading experience in the global LNG market. It commences by providing a view of global LNG market developments. It
looks at the current supply and demand situation around key production and consuming areas
and the flows of international trade taking place. The session concludes with a look at the future possibilities for LNG trade. The focus then shifts to the practicalities of trading and managing price risk within the markets. The balance of Day One and Days two and three then look to bring the content to life as you play a series of LNG trading games using the simulator. This puts in to practice some of the delivered content, plus the further learning content interspersed through days 2 and 3. The course team are all ex-gas traders with a wealth of experience that they bring to both the theory and practice of this unique course experience.

Course Information

Price £3,500 + VAT
Duration 3 days
Location Singapore
Available Dates

Who Should Attend

The course is designed to give an overview of the LNG markets and the evolving trading and marketing business surrounding them. Attendees will come from all areas of the Natural Gas industry who wish to get a better understanding of the current situation and who wish to gain insights how these markets may evolve.

  • Gas Trading
  • Risk Management
  • Supply, Transport and Operations
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Energy Purchasing
  • Management and Financial Accounting
  • Strategic Planning and Economics

Booking Information

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7065 7706

Course Content

Day 1:

LNG Markets and Trading Strategies

  • Current supply/demand picture
  • Thoughts on markets from the experts
  • Trading Good practice

Trading gas simulation - TTF Flat Price


  • Futures
  • Forwards
  • JKM

Trading Timespreads

  • Market structure
  • Capturing movements in time spreads

TTF gas simulation - Timespreads

LNG Trading - Natural exposures

  • Oil to Gas exposure
  • Gas to gas exposure

Trading simulation - Global Spec Paper

Day 2:

LNG Trading Opportunities

  • Vessels/delivery terms
  • Arbitrage
  • Fixed vs floating prices
  • Cargo swaps

Simple Arbitrage simulation

Storage & Storage optimisation

  • Storage costs
  • What is carry
  • How is storage optimised

LNG Storage simulation

Risk management of LNG positions

  • Using derivatives to manage price risk - Futures/JKM swaps
  • Imperfect hedging

Unwinding hedges tutorial

Managing LNG complexities

  • Brent (3;0;1) or (3;2;1) or other formulas for pricing
  • S-curves
  • Optionality at terminals

Simulation - Intermediate hedging tutorial

Day 3:

Introduction to final LNG simulation

LNG Trading Simulation

  • Managing existing positions
  • Speculating on physical cargos
  • Arbitrage and hedging of price exposure

Introduction to Options

  • Calls/Puts
  • Valuing options
  • What is delta?

Options simulation