LNG Fundamentals: Energy for a Cleaner Future

Gain a deep understanding of the economic, technical, commercial and geopolitical significance of the natural gas and LNG industries

April 2-3, 2020
New York, NY

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On behalf of the NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs and Poten & Partners we are pleased to announce our 2-day professional business training course LNG Fundamentals: Energy for a Cleaner Future for April 2-3, 2020 

The course will take place at the Center for Global Affairs located in the Woolworth building at:

15 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10007.

The course provides a robust overview of the LNG value chain from upstream development, liquefaction, shipping, regasification through to downstream market delivery. It also covers the contractual elements of LNG project development and provides an overview of the wider business environment, including project economics, commercial and regulatory issues, geopolitical risk and risk management. 


Course overview

Introduction to Global Energy

Discussion on the global energy issues

Natural gas and LNG’s role in energy the system

LNG Value Chain

Upstream, stranded gas

LNG shipping and regasification

Power Markets and Natural Gas

Power market fundamentals and the value chain

Natural gas and LNG in the context of the electricity market

Contractual Structures

Business structures

Financing requirements

Business Environment

Geopolitical risk

Community relations

Environmental Issues

Competition with coal, oil and nuclear energy

Potential collaboration with complementing renewables

Political Risk of Energy Projects

Political risk to energy sector

Case studies on gas producers and consumers

Thoughts on the Future

Growth of emerging markets and small-scale LNG

LNG as a transport fuel 



  • A solid understanding of the global energy issues with a view to commercial opportunities in the natural gas and LNG industries;
  • A comprehensive commercial overview of the LNG value chain;
  • An understanding of environmental issues impacting further growth in the LNG industry, including competition with coal, oil and nuclear energy – and the potential for collaboration with complementing renewables;
  • A detailed review of the processes and drivers of LNG project development and the market’s key players; 
  • Hands-on experience through interactive case study exercises and contract negotiation simulations;
  • An opportunity to build professional networks.



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  • New financial analysts focusing on energy and commodity markets or energy infrastructure;
  • Legal counsels and lawyers new to the gas space and contract negotiations;
  • New entrants to the upstream, midstream and downstream gas markets;
  • New strategists, planners and analysts at government institutions focused on energy and energy infrastructure policy.






About Poten & Partners

For nearly 80 years, Poten & Partners has been providing its clients with valuable insight into the international oil, gas and shipping markets. We are a team of experienced brokers, commercial and technical advisors, all of whom specialize in the energy and ocean transportation industries. We have 180 professionals located on four continents, with offices in Houston, New York, London, Athens, Singapore, Perth and Guangzhou. Our global services include: ship and commodity brokerage, research, business intelligence, advisory and commercial services, and business training.

To make the most informed choices, you need knowledge. Our dedicated teams of experts not only produce in-depth research reports using our proprietary databases, but also apply decades of market expertise offering unparalleled insight.

About NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs

The NYU School of Professional Studies Center for Global Affairs facilitates change by educating and inspiring our community members to become global citizens who are capable of identifying and implementing solutions to pressing global challenges. We believe that the development of solutions to global problems must be informed by an understanding that the world’s challenges are not merely challenges for and among states and traditional diplomatic outlets, but also challenges for nonstate actors, urban and rural communities, and regional organizations.

Through our rigorous M.S. in Global Affairs graduate program, Career Advancement courses and Diplomas, and through public events, we prepare global citizens who are at home in all of these environments—and thus are effective agents of change.

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