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ONLINE Certification Course „LNG Market and Trading“


23 юни, 2022 г.
24 юни, 2022 г.
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The Bulgarian UTILITIES magazine – a B2B monthly for infrastructure, energy, and utilities – together with the Centre for Educational Studies at the Fauclty of Economics and Business Administration (Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“) organizes

An Online Certification Course
„LNG Market and Trading“

which will take place on 23-24 June 2022

The online training will take place in the zoom webinars platform.

The aim is to give the audience a practical and theoretical perspective for LNG trading. The topic is at the forefront due to the transformation of the power sector in Europe and limited pipe gas deliveries.

The prospects are for a verry bright future of diversifying of gas supply sources from around the world but globalized market hides it’s risks. Adding the regulatory regime of the EU market to the picture it becomes harder for junior professionals to understand this option for portfolio optimization.

The course will extend our knowledge with the following information:

  • LNG market outlook (supply, demand, trade, shipping, overview of European gas hubs)
  • Key actors (liquefaction assets, contracts, strategy)
  • LNG contracts (principles, main features, spot vs long-term contracts, contracting trends)
  • LNG pricing
  • Carbon emissions (emissions of the LNG supply chain; reduction and compensation)
  • Regulation and infrastructure

After attending the course, the participants will receive an online CERTIFICATE from the Centre of Educational Cervices at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration (Sofia University „St. Kliment Ohridski“).

Platform for e-learning

The course will take place in the Zoom Webinars platform – the registered participants will receive an individual email with sign-in information. You can test the webinar platform here – >>test webinar<<.

Video, presenting the zoom webinar platform:


12:20 – 12:30 EET
Official opening of the course
Assoc. Prof. Atanas Georgiev & Lyubomir Grozdanov, UTILITIES Magazine
12:30 – 13:30 EET
LNG market outlook and key actors
Thomas Proust, Head of Business Support (Gas, Renewables, & Power, LNG Division), TotalEnergies
13:45 – 14:45 EET
LNG pricing, trading arrangements and carbon emissions
Thomas Proust, Head of Business Support (Gas, Renewables, & Power, LNG Division), TotalEnergies



12:30 – 13:30 EET
Regulatory issues
Arno Büx, President, GLE President and Chief Commercial Officer at Fluxys
13:45 – 14:45 EET
HThe role of LNG in the energy transition
Arno Büx, President, GLE President and Chief Commercial Officer at Fluxys
15:00 – 16:00 EET
Case studies from the EU and target regions
Arno Büx, President, GLE President and Chief Commercial Officer at Fluxys



Thomas Proust
Thomas Proust has 15 years of experience in oil, natural gas and electricity businesses in Europe and USA, covering a broad range of activities, including energy trading, marketing and sales, pricing, energy portfolio optimization, corporate strategy and network operation. Within the LNG Business Unit, leader of a team responsible for medium to long-term market and gas value studies related to E&P prospects, downstream projects of the gas division and analysis supporting bilateral negotiations for pipeline gas and LNG.

Arno Büx
Arno Büx has been Chief Commercial Officer of Fluxys Group and Fluxys Belgium since autumn 2015. He oversees all commercial activities of Fluxys, both regulated and non-regulated as well as its business development in Europe. Arno Büx is Board Member of GIE and President of GLE, European Industry Association of LNG Terminal Operators. Arno Büx holds degrees in Engineering and Business Administration. Before joining Fluxys, he has evolved within the ENGIE Group for 20 years, working in Belgium, France and Luxemburg but mostly contributing to the development of the Group’s energy activities in Germany.

About TotalEnergies:
TotalEnergies is the world No.2 in LNG, targeting sales of close to 50 million metric tons per year by 2025. With LNG, TotalEnergies is committed to providing its customers all over the world with reliable, affordable, accessible and cleaner energy.
TotalEnergies has made natural gas, the least polluting of all fossil fuels, a cornerstone of its strategy in order to meet the growing global demand for energy while helping to mitigate climate change. They are focusing on liquefied natural gas (LNG) which, cooled to -163°C, can be easily transported and delivered as closely as possible to consumer markets. They are present across the entire value chain, from production and liquefaction of natural gas, to LNG trading and shipping, to regasification using terminals or floating storage regasification units (FSRUs).

About GLE:
GLE is the association of European LNG Terminal operators, part of Gas Infrastructure Europe, association representing the interests of European gas infrastructure operators. Gas Infrastructure Europe is a representative organization towards the European Institutions (European Commission, European Parliament, Council of the European Union) as well as the European bodies of regulators (ACER, CEER) and other stakeholders.

About Fluxys:
Fluxys is independent gas infrastructure group with 1,300 employees active in gas transmission & storage and liquefied natural gas terminalling. They operate 12,000 km of pipeline for gas transmission across Europe and in Brazil. Manage underground gas storage facility in Loenhout, Belgium and liquefied natural gas terminals in Belgium, France and Greece, with a total yearly regasification capacity of 29 billion cubic meters.



Deadline for registration: 22 June 2022


396 BGN / ~202.47 EUR

Price for 1 participant

360 BGN / ~184.07 EUR

Price for 1 participant, when >1 participants from one organization are registered

* Prices include Bulgarian VAT. Foreign entities will be charged according to VAT legislation (VAT exemption is possible)