LPG Trading and Pricing - Shipping, Contracts and Price Risk Management - LP0 

CPE Credits Awarded: 16
Categories: Trading, Derivatives, Hedging and Risk Management, Oil Industry, LPG

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Gold Course The course is designed to provide a firm understanding of the international LPG business - influencing factors, how it is conducted and how risks are managed. It is presented in association with Richardson Lawrie Associates - an international consulting company specialising in the oil, gas and petrochemical sectors. The course will focus on commercial aspects of the LPG business with participants engaging in real time trading cases – both physical and paper – plus workshops on shipping contracts, negotiations, calculations and tactics. The effect of new supply sources and pricing structures on international trade and downstream uses is examined together with case studies demonstrating development and disposal options in the context of LPG as a by-product and pricing into the petrochemicals sector. There are no pre-requisites for this course, nor is any advanced preparation required.

Please note: a laptop and up-to-date version of Office would be an advantage in order to engage in market data; however it is not essential.

What you will learn

  • Trading methods and contractual practices
  • The effect of new supply sources and pricing structures on international trade
  • Shipping techniques, chartering and contracts
  • The fundamentals of LPG production, properties, pricing and the assessment of price risk
  • Managing development and disposal options

Delegates encouraged to attend include commercial, operations and marketing staff, planners, economists and government officials. In addition, executives involved directly or indirectly with LPG supply, shipping and international trading are also urged to attend. The workshop approach means that participants who are relatively new to the business can be accommodated alongside more experienced colleagues.

Trends in US NGL and LPG Productions and the Potential Outlook

  • Reserves
  • The impact of pricing
  • Infrastructure constraints
  • Export potential

The Disposition of LPG Supplies

  • Domestic consumption
    • Residential sector
    • Petrochemicals industry
    • Use as a diluent in oil sands production
  • Exports

The Latin American Market

  • Mexico
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Other

Infrastructure Developments

  • Pipelines
  • Export terminals
  • The expansion of the Panama Canal

Opportunities in the Global Market

  • Pricing
  • Competing sources of supple from other regions
    • Refineries
    • Gas plants
    • Shale gas?
  • Global LPG demand and supply
  • Growth for North American supplies
  • Changing trade patterns
  • Freight rate comparisons and future trends

Shipping Contracts


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