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LNG Webinar: Boiling Point- LNG Pressures on European Gas

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May 9, 2019
2 pm – 3 pm BST

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S&P Global Platts Webinar: Boiling Point - LNG Pressures on European Gas

Whether you're interested in the outlook for LNG within the European region and its effect on global markets, or would like to know more about JKM benchmarkes and Platts methodology, our latest webinar is designed to help you stay on top of shifting market fundamentals. Leading editors from our respected S&P Global Platts LNG team will discuss key trends, share market updates, and will answer your questions. If you haven't taken part in an S&P Global Platts webinar before, they're a great way to stay up to date with the key issues without having to leave your desk.

S&P Global Platts LNG Webinar: Boiling Point - LNG Pressures on European Gas – May 2019

Date: May 9, 2019
Time: 2 pm – 3 pm BST
Registration closes: 2 pm BST, Monday May 6, 2019

Join members of our S&P Global Platts LNG team for an invaluable webinar on the European LNG outlook in 2019 and its effect on other global markets. The webinar will focus on these key topics:

  • LNG Fundamentals: Europe balancing a global supply push

  • European LNG pricing: then and now

  • Evolution towards more transparent LNG pricing in Europe

  • Platts JKM Methodology: What is JKM and the MOC?

  • Development of the JKM derivatives market


Desmond Wong

Desmond Wong

Managing Editor, European & Atlantic Basin LNG
S&P Global Platts

Francis Browne

Francis Browne

Director, Price Group Methodology
S&P Global Platts

Fabio Reale

Fabio Reale

EMEA Head of Gas News
S&P Global Platts



Registration & Networking


Welcome Address and Introductions

Ross McCracken, Managing Editor, Energy Economist


Spot LNG: a market in transition

  • 2015: The year of the tender
  • Liquidity and transparency – emerging trends
  • Changing demands: Increased flexibility
  • LNG derivatives: Platts JKM TM swaps & the need for effective hedging tools

Stephanie Wilson, Managing Editor, Asia LNG


Europe as a balancing point for cargoes

  • How Europe has reacted to increased supplies in LNG
  • How the market is pricing US LNG exports into the forward curve
  • LNG derivatives: JKM TM swaps and emerging trends in liquidity

Desmond Wong, Managing Editor, Europe LNG


Networking Break


Looking ahead: The next 5 years…Pricing and fundamentals outlook

  • A supply glut from Australia and the US and consequences for the market
  • Price Convergence: Henry Hub, NBP and their importance as price anchors for Platts JKM TM
  • Time for change: The prospects for gas-on-gas pricing in the LNG market

May Mannes, Head of Gas & LNG Analysis (Eclipse Energy Group, a unit of Platts)


Panel discussion

Ross McCracken, Managing Editor, Energy Economist



Agenda subject to change



Speakers Bio

Desmond Wong

Desmond Wong

Managing Editor, European & Atlantic Basin LNG, S&P Global Platts

Desmond Wong tracks the Atlantic basin LNG market from London, tracking developments in Europe, Latin America and Africa. He previously covered the Pacific basin LNG market with a focus on China, Indonesia and Australia. In addition to cargo markets, Desmond also follows the evolution of LNG in the small scale markets, as a transportation, bunker and industrial fuel.
Prior to joining Platts, he spent time as a broadcast equity markets reporter and covered corporates for broadsheets in Asia.
He holds a double major BA from the National University of Singapore in Philosophy and English Literature, and a MA in Philosophy from Birkbeck College, University of London.
Desmond also speaks Cantonese and Mandarin.

Francis Browne

Francis Browne

Director, Price Group Methodology, S&P Global Platts

Francis joined S&P Global Platts, the price reporting agency, commodity news and analytics publisher in 2006, to head their steel initiative. Now a Director in the price group, he leads a global team with responsibility for price assessment methodology and market development across Platts growing market reporting, in all commodity sectors.

Fabio Reale

Fabio Reale

EMEA Head of Gas News, S&P Global Platts

Fabio joined Platts in 2014 and oversees EMEA gas & LNG news, as part of the Energy News team. Before joining Platts, he accrued nearly 10 years of experience in energy analysis, trading and origination, working for BG Group, ENI and GE.
Fabio’s area of expertise includes market fundamentals and quantitative analysis, deals origination/structuring/execution and the gas and power value chain and economics.
Fabio holds a postgraduate master’s degree in energy and environmental economics from Scuola Enrico Mattei and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin. Fabio speaks English, Italian, Spanish and French