LNG Live Online Academy

Course summary
Professional Training
16 hours
2,500 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Online courses

Course description

Live Online Academy: LNG

The LNG Live Online Academy is the world's only live online series of courses that incorporate realistic physical LNG trading simulations; giving you the opportunity to become fully immersed and interact in the world of a trader, experiencing the psychological highs and lows of commodity trading.

There is a Welcome course followed by 8 experiential courses, each featuring three elements:

  1. An interactive 1 hour Pre-Read that introduces the trading concept
  2. A Live Session streamed for 2 hours per day
  3. A Knowledge Check

The Academy runs Monday to Thursday over a pre-defined two-week period. 

Course Dates: 20, 21, 22, 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 June 2022

Suitability - Who should attend?

Suitable for individuals working in organisations such as:

Trading companies, Banks, Brokers, Oil producers, Consumers, Refiners, Distribution companies, Government and Associated organisations.

Including roles in:

Back office, Accounts, Financial operations, Middle office, Trade control, Analysts and Front office, Juniors, Managers and Operations.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

By completing / passing this learning path, you will attain the certificate TwoTwoFive Certificate LNG and achieve 24 CPD points

Training Course Content


  • What is trading and why do companies trade
  • The major gas hubs
  • What is a gas derivative
  • What the difference between forwards, futures, swaps and options are
  • Explains some trading terminology
  • How a futures exchange works
  • How traders use gas derivatives

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade futures, swaps and forwards

Trading Best Practice

  • What is risk
  • The different types of risk - price, credit, operational, reputational
  • How risk can be managed successfully by a trader
  • Technical analysis
  • How risk is measured, what is VAR and how is it usedTrading lessons - common pitfalls

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade NBP, ZBR, PEG, TTF and NCG futures within a VAR trading limit

Time Spreads

  • What is spread trading/different types of spread.
  • Principles of spread trading
  • What a forward curve is and market structure
  • Different types of market structure and what they signify
  • How traders use time spreads

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade NBP and TTF futures within a trading limit

Price Exposures 

  • What is physical LNG trading
  • Why trade physical LNG
  • Physical LNG trading issues
  • Factors that influence supply
  • Factors that influence demand
  • Natural Gas/LNG quality
  • Contractual considerations
  • Explains floating prices and benchmark prices
  • LNG price risks - oil v gas
  • Managing LNG price risks

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade JKM, TTF, Brent and Henry Hub futures


  • Explains physical arbitrage
  • Contractual delivery terms
  • LNG cargo lifecycle
  • Time charter
  • Port and canal costs
  • Operational costs of arbitrage
  • Financial risks
  • When traders arbitrage
  • Netback calculation
  • Managing arbitrage price risks

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to trade American, European and Middle Eastern LNG cargoes, charter vessels and manage price risk exposures


  • Why hedge
  • Basis risk
  • Futures as hedging instruments
  • JKM swaps as hedging instruments
  • Hedging considerations
  • Types of hedging
  • A detailed example of hedging a fixed price cargoes
  • A detailed example of hedging a floating price cargoes
  • Futures or swaps?
  • Dirty or imperfect hedging

Ignite simulations – Up to 3 trading simulations where delegates will be able to apply arbitrage and unwinding hedges and charter vessels as LNG cargoes price in/out


  • What is storage
  • Storage considerations
  • Why companies might want storage
  • The costs associated with storing LNG
  • Valuing storage
  • Optimisation of storage
  • Types of market structure
  • How to hedge a storage play
  • Intrinsic and Extrinsic Value

Ignite simulations – 2 trading simulations where delegates will be able to store American LNG cargoes and apply hedges to capture the storage play

Team Dynamics

  • How to extract value from a physical LNG portfolio
  • Why speedy evaluation of opportunities is critical
  • Why teamwork is important
  • Applying all the trading concepts learnt across a portfolio
  • Understanding the value of tenders

Ignite simulations – Working as a team, the delegates will apply all the trading concepts across a portfolio of LNG cargoes, trading spot cargoes, entering tenders, hedging, arbitrage, seeking storage opportunities and speculatively trading the futures markets with flat price and spreads positions.

Course delivery details

This Live Online Academy is delivered live online, on set dates and times.  

Why choose TwoTwoFive

Practice trading with IGNITE trading simulator

1,000s of individuals from 100s of companies trained over the last 10 years

Our trainers have a combined 100+ years of trading experience 

About provider

TwoTwoFive - Commodity Trading Academy 

At TwoTwoFive we provide next-generation CPD certified Commodity Trading Training Courses for individuals and businesses globally. Our LNG, Natural Gas, Crude Oil, and Oil Products trading courses are highly interactive (not endless reams of PowerPoint slides) and are created and...

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EC1V 2NX London Middlesex

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Very useful and practical course to understands the most important concepts of LNG trading. Chris is very competent on all physical and trading related aspects, plus he is a very good teacher too
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