International LPG Value Chain (VIRTUAL CLASSROOM) - LPGV 

CPE Credits Awarded: 12
Categories: Trading, Derivatives, Hedging and Risk Management, Oil Industry, Oil Supply and Trading, Shipping and Bunkering, LPG, Lubricants, Virtual Classroom Courses

Course Date Duration Venue Price Registration Deadline Register
25 Jul 2022 4 Days Globally Online - New York City & London Time Country: us
$ (USD)1,825.00


25-28 July 2022
 New York City Timing  London Timing
Session 1: 25 July 2022  
 10:00am - 1:00pm EST  15:00 - 18:00 BST
Session 2: 26 July 2022
 10:00am - 1:00pm EST  15:00 - 18:00 BST
Session 3: 27 July 2022
 10:00am - 1:00pm EST  15:00 - 18:00 BST
Session 4: 28 July 2022
 10:00am - 1:00pm EST  15:00 - 18:00 BST


The International LPG Value Chain which includes Trading and Pricing – Consumption, Supply, Contracts and Risk Management is a 12 hour virtual course presented by the energy and shipping training experts at Mennta Energy Solutions.

This course aims to provide a thorough understanding of the international supply and economic factors affecting LPG marketing and trading. Presented in association with Richardson Lawrie AssociatesLtd - a maritime economics and business consulting firm with global practice in LPG trade, shipping and transportation economics. The course will analyse "workshop style", the international production and consumption outlook, pricing fundamentals, logistics needs and the available tools for price risk management.


Worldwide Business and Supply Sources

  • Regional trends and key international markets
  • Global LPG supply/demand balances and project developments
  • Understanding the Market
  • Different outlets and pricing implications
  • Size of international trade and trade flow patterns


  • Ship owners, ship types, and balances
  • Fleet development, flexibility, economics
  • Charter parties

Terminals and Storage

  • Types of Storage
  • Availability of Storage
  • Storage Tactics for Competitive Advantage

The Trading Business

  • Major players
  • Buyer/seller strategies
  • Factors affecting trade
  • LPG Spot Tendering


  • Pricing and Strategies
  • Commodity Contracts

LPG Pricing in World Markets

  • Information sources and benchmarks
  • Key locations and formulae
  • Netback analysis and arbitrage

Price Risk Management

  • Hedging strategies
  • Physical, forward and futures markets
  • Deal types and techniques

Case Studies

  • There will be some exercises and case studies


This specialised course is for executives involved, directly or indirectly, with LPG supply, operations, shipping and international trading. Also, managers wanting a structured LPG business management training programme.


Charles Lawrie is a founding partner, and now CEO, of Richardson Lawrie AssociatesLtd, an independent firm of international maritime economists and business consultants established in 1987 and now a part of the Wade Maritime Group based in London, Singapore and India. He is responsible for the firm's consulting and retainer services in the crude oil, petroleum products and gas transportation sectors. He has spent over 45 years in the oil and shipping sectors, more than 35 of which have been as project manager or senior consultant on shipping, economics, investment appraisals, feasibility studies, transportation strategies and business studies within Europe, the Americas and the Far East. He is a specialist in the development of: investment appraisals, business plans, strategy reviews; commercial/contractual advice, project implementation; evaluation of the transportation economics of varying routes, ports and cargo handling techniques; commodity trade flow analyses and forecasts; modelling and forecasts of short, medium and long term shipping traffic, shipping demand and shipping supply; and modelling and forecasts of shipping charter rates and vessel costs.

Captain Bhatia is a well-known maritime transportation industry expert with over 30 years of operational and commercial experience including organizational turnaround, business strategy, operational risk management, claims, legal & regulatory. He has in-depth technical, commercial and operational management expertise gained by serving at sea for 15 years and later on ashore in commercial operations and management consulting field. He is the founding partner of The Wade Maritime Group, a leading maritime business consulting group based out of Singapore with group offices in India and the UK. He has over the past decade worked on numerous projects in operational risk management, business strategy, organizational design, human capital management, strategic investment advice, claims management and regulatory compliance for leading ship owners, charterers, Oil & Bulk majors, Ports and PE firms. He is a specialist in commercial operations, maritime economics, transportation strategies, operational risk management, claims management and dispute resolution. Keynote speaker on various advanced training programmes and seminars in the maritime industry.


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