Natural Gas Trading Enhances Portfolio Dynamics
Natural gas is a niche, yet worldwide market. The e360 natural gas hedge fund offers unique access to this commodity to yield returns uncorrelated with the S&P 500, making natural gas very valuable to your robust, diversified portfolio.Contact us
Trading Natural Gas in Worldwide Markets to Secure Uncorrelated Returns
The e360 hedge fund has been a large participant in the global natural gas market since 2009.
Our three traders have a combined 70 years of experience in managing natural gas portfolios. Because this market is niche and difficult-to-access, experts in the industry are rare. Three experts at the same hedge fund is practically unheard of. With such expertise along with a portfolio entirely composed of energy and power assets, e360 Power is uniquely poised to capitalize on the Energy Transition and deliver uncorrelated returns.
Unique Characteristics of the Natural Gas Market
Pipelines Connect Region to Region
Production of natural gas primarily takes place in Texas (24%), Pennsylvania (21%), and Louisiana (10%). From there, the gas is distributed throughout the country by a vast network of pipelines.
Bottlenecks Between Supply and Demand
Natural gas production cannot quickly and flexibly respond to changes in demand, often leaving an imbalance between supply and demand that we try to capitalize on.
Advent of Shale Gas
Prior to the development of shale gas production, the United States was a growing natural gas importer. The production of shale gas, through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, has made the U.S. the world’s largest natural gas producer.
Cleaner Fossil Fuel
Combustion of natural gas emits half the carbon dioxide as coal and 30% less than oil. Gas matches the other fossil fuels in reliability, but does so without the same environmental detriment.
Natural Gas Markets We Work With
Map courtesy of the EIA
Natural gas pricing location
Electricity pricing location
Global Reference Hubs
North America (Henry Hub)
Europe (Dutch TTF)
North American Regional Basis Markets
Houston Ship Channel
Transco (Station 85)
Instruments & Focus
The e360 Power portfolio consists only of exchange-cleared contracts. We do not trade over-the-counter contracts, so we minimize counterparty risks and eliminate internal evaluation methods. We primarily trade futures and options on futures which expire in 24 months, however, we are capable of going out a full 4 calendar years.
LNG, or liquified natural gas, is a natural gas that has been cooled to a liquid state for shipping and storage. This liquefaction process makes it possible to transport natural gas to places where pipelines do not reach. Most LNG is transported by LNG carrier ships, and then regasified at import terminals. The expansion of LNG over the past 10 years has united natural gas markets globally.
As the largest natural gas producer, North America exports up to 15% of its net production. The primary destination for exports are Europe and Asia.
The natural gas trading hubs in Europe are the Dutch TTF and the UK NBP. Imports to Europe are primarily from the U.S. and Russia (before the Ukraine invasion).
The primary gas trading hub is Japan’s JKM. Many exporters compete to sell into Asia.
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