Flame 2019 Presentation

21 May 2019

Economics of gas storage

Flame 2019 presentation KYOSAmsterdam was again the host for Flame 2019. This year’s conference attracted a large crowd from all over Europe. The Okura Hotel was nicely buzzing with people in the conference rooms and the corridors. The programme was full of interesting presentations and discussion panels, all centered around the issues the European gas market is facing. Cyriel de Jong from KYOS was one of the speakers, and in his Flame 2019 presentation he discussed his views on “the economics of storage”.

Will volatility come back?

Owners of gas storages are not to be envied at the moment. Due to overcapacity in the market it is difficult to run a profitable business. Gas storage optimization is at the core of KYOS’s business. With more than 10 years experience, we are the number one in gas storage, swing & option valuation models.

Cyriel de Jong’s presentation focused on the economical side of gas storage. His answer to the question “Will volatility come back?”, would be “Probably”. Albeit not easy, it is still possible to make money with a gas storage, even in these poor market conditions. “To achieve this however, an active trading strategy is essential.  And you will need a good modelling system that gives you solid advice and hedging recommendations”.  To read his slides, please click here: FLAME 2019 Presentation – Gas storage economics.

Gas Storage optimization

Would you also like to make your gas storage facility more profitable? Our gas storage modelling software makes this possible. The KYOS models KyStore and KySwing provided the basis for the presentation. The KyStore model supports traders and portfolio managers in natural gas markets. The gas storage optimization software raises revenues from gas storage trading operations, provides accurate valuations and reduces risk with adequate hedge recommendations. The model uses advanced stochastics including Least Squares Monte Carlo techniques to capture the full optionality in gas storage facilities.

KyStore is complemented by KySwing. The KySwing model helps to generate most income from gas contracts by optimizing the contract flexibility. The risk on future income is reduced by forward hedging. The model applies advanced stochastics to find the optimal exercise. Swing options are typical components of gas contracts, which offer the opportunity to vary the contracted volume under a number of restrictions. They are also known as Take-or-Pay (ToP), interruptible and variable load contracts.

Please contact us for a free demonstration. We are more than happy to show you what our models can do. And more importantly, how they can work for you! Just leave your details in the black section below, or send an e-mail to info@kyos.com