Natural Gas Live Online Academy

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

Course description

Live Online Academy: Natural Gas

The Natural Gas Live Online Academy is the world's only live online series of courses that incorporate realistic physical natural gas 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 interactive1-hour Pre-Read with trading tutorials 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: 18,19, 20, 21 + 25, 26, 27, 28 July 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 this learning path, you will attain the certificate TwoTwoFive Certificate Natural Gas and awarded 24 CPD points. 

Training Course Content


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

Day 3:


  • What is storage
  • Storage considerations
  • Why companies might want storage
  • The costs associated with storing Natural Gas
  • 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 Natural Gas cargoes and apply hedges to capture the storage play

Team Dynamics

  • How to extract value from a physical Natural Gas 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 Natural Gas 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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Kemp House, 152-160 City Road
EC1V 2NX London Middlesex

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Very fun and interactive course! The instructors did an amazing job at making complex concepts simple and putting theory into practice through the trading simulation.
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