Energy Commodities Markets

This two day Energy Commodity Markets course provides in-depth coverage of global energy markets, their individual dynamics and the inter-relationships amongst them.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course delegates should have a broad understanding of the following subject areas:

  • Overview of the major global energy markets:
    • Crude oil and refined products
    • Gas, including Shale Gas
    • Coal
    • Nuclear
    • Alternatives, including hydro, wind, solar and tidal
    • Electricity
  • The major players:
    • Users
    • Suppliers: OPEC, non-OPEC, role of “Big Oil”
    • Governments and global political factors
    • Traders, including case study of Enron
    • Environmental groups: the rising importance of ecological stewardship
  • Market dynamics: how the interests of stakeholders influence prices
  • Role of transportation and storage in energy markets
  • Commodities markets
    • Recap of commodities pricing dynamics
    • Overview of key global markets and purpose of different contracts
    • Inter-relationships amongst major commodity markets


This course has no prerequisites. The necessary background to commodities markets and the energy industry will be fully covered.

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