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LNG Trading | Hubs | & Price Benchmarks

Forum Series

PARIS ⎮ SINGAPORE ⎮ HOUSTON

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3 Workshops in Key LNG Market Locations

Each workshop will focus on the development of LNG Hubs and the growth of natural gas trading.

Workshop 1

PARIS

Workshop 2

SINGAPORE

Workshop 3

HOUSTON

Introduction

The path to LNG commoditzation continues. Traded volumes are increasing, as are the number of market participants and the flexibility of contracts. Pricing points and price transparency continue to develop and emerge.

Slowly but surely the pieces of a truly global natural gas market are falling into place.

However, overall volumes still remain low, and hurdles remain in some markets such of the the lack of infrastructure. As some maker participants will have noted, it takes time to build and establish a natural gas hub. 

Agenda: April 23, Paris

08:00 – 08:50 Registration & Coffee

09:00 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks

09:10 – 10:30 Session 1: LNG TRADING – STATUS CHECK & GLOBAL OVERVIEW

(i) Overview Global LNG Market
LNG trade & pricing in a commoditised world
Who is trading / where / how ?
LNG’s role in the Energy Transition
What can spoil the LNG party (don’t mention the glut)?

(ii) Impact of New Players
Portfolio & other new participants (FSRU & FLNG owners / Gas to Power Developers…) ! New players = new risks?
Impact of new players on contracts & prices!

(iii) LNG Contracts
End of long-term contracts?
Spot vs oil-indexed price differentials
New LNG contract cocktails?
Gas-on-gas indexation
Price Review Clauses
Finance: can lenders adapt to short term contractual structures?

(iv) Trading Technology
Overview of digital LNG trading expansion (the story to far & what we can expect going forward)! Why moving LNG trading online is important (liquidity & transparency)

10:30 – 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 – 12:30 Session 2: BATTLE OF THE BENCHMARKS

(i) Global Benchmarks Overview
Hub history: current hubs & where the next hub locations might be
Hub checklist: requirements for a successful hub (storage,pipeline access, players, stage of gas market maturity..)
Why hubs matter: benchmarks provide greater transparency and confidence for stakeholders! Development of LNG derivatives market

(ii) Asia
Overview of main Asia gas hubs
Status of JKM (traded volumes, players, liquidity..)
Will JKM remain the key Asian benchmark?
SLiNG: what happened? Lessons learned?

(iii) Europe
Overview of European gas hubs
Traded volumes, players & liquidity
The reasons for TTF’s growth in status?
Is it game over for NBP?

(iv) U.S.A
Overview of main US hubs, and basis of price differentials
Relation of Henry Hub to AECO (past, present and future) given US LNG and Canadian LNG project development
Influence of HH on global prices
Growth & significance of of “Waha” price index

12:30 – 14:00 Lunch & Stadium Visit (20 minutes)

14:00 – 15:15 Session 3: EUROPE’S POSITION AS A PRICE BENCHMARK

(i) European Gas Market
Drivers of LNG trade in Europe?
The unhappy bride: Europe’s role as a destination of last resort
Europe’s growing influence as a pricing benchmark
Decarbonisation: impact on future gas imports?

(ii) LNG vs Pipeline Gas
Is pipeline gas still the king benchmark in Europe?
Potential for a price war between LNG and pipeline gas?
How much pressure can Russian pipeline gas exert on U.S LNG?
Infrastructure: storage capacity, import terminals showing signs of strain?

(iii) US Gas & EU Gas Prices
Influence of the U.S. gas market on gas price formation in Europe.
U.S. support of European LNG import terminals
Outlook for U.S. LNG exports to Europe
Outlook for U.S LNG exports to Asia – implications for Europe

15:15 – 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 – 17:00 Session 4: LNG FREIGHT – THE VITAL LINK

(i) Innovation in the LNG Freight Market
LNG freight: the vital link
Development of short-term shipping market
LNG freight indices
Managing LNG freight risk

(ii) LNG Shipping Market
LNG carrier build outlook
LNG freight pricing: impact on LNG flows
Shipping fleet supply / demand spread
Floating storage & market contango opportunities

(iii) LNG Bunkering
Overview of existing & planned LNG bunkering sites globally
Forecast for LNG bunkering demand by 2030
Price assessments & transparency for LNG bunkering
Lessons for LNG cargo trade?

Wrap up & Close

 

The Paris Venue: a Unique Choice!

 

The Paris event takes place at the wonderful Business Center of PARC DES PRINCES, home to the world famous football (soccer) team
Paris Saint Germain! 

This unique setting has been chosen as it provides a break from traditional venues, and also because it fits with theme of competition that exists between pricing hubs (see the section in the agenda on “Battle of the Benchmarks”)!

You will even get to walk on to the pitch via the same tunnel used by players such as
Mbappé, Neymar & Cavani!!!

Sponsorship

The Global LNG Hub Workshop Series is a new and significant platform for the LNG industry.

For companies looking to develop and leverage business opportunities, these workshops provide unique branding and hosting opportunities. 

To discuss these unique branding opportunities for your company please get in contact. 

Please contact us at [email protected] to receive further information

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Global LNG Hub

As a neutral observer of natural gas markets, Global LNG Hub is uniquely positioned to undertake & host this timely series of workshops.

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For further information please consult our website www.globallnghub.com

 

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