Added Value for Energy Projects

Trading Natural Gas

Our company is a coordinator, marketer and trader for leading natural gas suppliers and resellers on request. The clients of our GLOBAL ENERGY DIVISION maintain an active presence in natural gas fixed for floating swaps, basis, options, and other pricing benchmarks. We work with natural gas producers, pipeline companies and business consumers with focus on Europe and Asia.

We provide flexible spot, medium- and long-term agreements with selected traders and end users. We manage the throughput, assets and contracts of our customers and advise them on market conditions, price and credit risk on request. For major merchant plant developers our finance partners help to hedge output, paying for call options on undersubscribed output and aid them in marketing their output. Our gas experts can negotiate tolling deals and can buy fixed-price power with the option to take gas instead of power.

Our individual arbitrage audit covers the essential price drivers and assessments: benchmarks, (oil price) index-ation, geographical spreading, spot market availability/prices, reserves, extraction, production, consumption, terminal location, liquefication and regasification infrastructure, storage, (floating) pipeline, transportation, freight calculation, weather, seasonality, new markets, new trade routes, geo-politics and governmental relations.

Around the globe there remain thousands of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas that could be produced to supplement the world's energy supplies. But these particular gas resources are very difficult to produce because the gas is unconventional. Finding ways to drain tight gas fields is an important goal of our specialized gas partners in more than 12 countries. A few of our gas suppliers have significant volumes of tight gas in their global portfolio.

Natural gas is a gaseous fossil fuel consisting primarily of methane but including significant quantities of ethane, butane, propane, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, helium and hydrogen sulfide. It is found in oil fields and natural gas fields and in coal-beds (as coal bed methane). Natural gas is an attractive fuel because it is clean-burning and efficient. The importance of natural gas as an energy source has grown since the mid-1990. For the last five to seven years, the price of natural gas has trended upwards in response to the interaction of supply and increased demand.

Natural gas is vital to manufacturers, not only to power their operations but also as an essential feedstock for many of the products we use daily: Clothing, carpets, sports equipment, pharmaceuticals and medical equipment, computers, and auto parts. It is also a primary feedstock for chemicals, plastics and fertilizers. Natural gas fuels our economy. It is a clean burning domestic energy source that powers our economy. It cools and warms our homes and businesses, is used to generate electricity, and helps maintain our quality of life.