Energy Commodity Markets

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This two day Energy Commodity Markets course provides in-depth coverage of global energy markets, their individual dynamics and the inter-relationships amongst them.
Using practical, hands-on examples and case studies, the course gives a unique insight into the main oil-related, gas, electricity, coal and nuclear markets as well as alternatives and the issues relating to each. The course examines energy markets from the perspective of all stakeholders, including users, suppliers, governments, traders and environmentalists and uses case studies to illustrate the tensions and synergies between these key players.
The main commodities contracts relating to energy are covered, including analysis of the structure of the market and the relationships between contracts traded in different markets. It also provides an insight into the key role played by transportation in energy markets and how this impacts supply, demand and prices.

Who should attend?

  • Financial analysts
  • Quantitative analysts
  • Commodity market analysts
  • Energy traders
  • Risk managers
  • Investors
  • New financial markets employees

Duncan Hughes

Two days

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

Contact us on +44 (0) 20 7776 7500 or email us at with any questions you may have and we will be happy to help you.

  • Prerequisites

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