For experts from the West Africa, the Mediterranean and Eastern Partnership regions, including the following countries and territories: Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Ghana, Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Senegal, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia.
This course will be held online between March 7th – 11th, 2022. The draft program includes the following topics:
We warmly encourage you to submit requests from experts from your organisation, interested in taking part in the Training Course, and to forward this invitation to interested parties.
The course sits under the LNGnet Project, which has been launched in Spring 2021 by the European Commission to enhance the liquidity, flexibility, transparency, and sustainability of the global LNG market. The LNGnet Project is led by consortium partners: the Florence School of Regulation, Cecoforma, Baringa Partners. More information about the project can be found here.
Day 1: Market organisation overview
Day 1 will present the general common features of gas markets, their main players and institutions, with a view to establish a common terminology among participants. It will also outline the key challenges the natural gas industry is facing, notably in relation to sustainability and environmental policy, and will present and compare the main market models of the world, the rationale underpinning their design, and their main achievements. Since FSR routinely holds trainings courses on these topics, its experts can provide the lectures.
Day 2: The EU Market regulation
Day 2 will present EU’ market regulation pillars. Since FSR routinely holds trainings courses on these topics, its experts can provide the lectures. A major market player will be invited to present its view.
Day 3: Trading
Day 3 will be devoted to the essentials of gas trading within the main market models, with special focus on EU markets and on the role of LNG trades in their relationship with domestic markets. The Instructor will be a trading expert, by practice and/or research. A market trader may be invited to comment.
Day 4: Government intervention in gas markets: Security of Supply, new Infrastructure and customer protection
Besides infrastructure access, market regulations are often issued with a view to pursue specific goals, like security of supply, environmental sustainability, customer protection, market power containment, national industry development. If not carefully balanced, these provisions may reduce market transparency and competition, favour special interests, and hamper the LNG market development and flexibility. These topics will be also presented by FSR, but given their contentious status, a large room will be foreseen for discussion.
Day 5 – Markets in Asia and Africa
The last day will present an overview, as well as two case studies, of markets in Asia and Africa, outlining market reforms, their main regulatory provisions and critical issues. Participants will be encouraged to interact and discuss, starting from theory and EU practice and outlining differences and their rationale, as well as mentioning their national cases.
Finally, a market game will be introduced to be played online, if at least 15 participants enrol, lasting 3 weeks (2 sessions/week) after the Course, and taking about 1-2 hours / week for each participant.
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