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A recent increase in the level and volatility of regional gas prices has followed an extensive discussion on potential returns from short-term LNG trading and potentially fostering integration of geographically sparse regional gas markets. This paper examines the stochastic properties of US...
This paper contructs a stylized model of an LNG producer's decision on the level of committment to long-term supply arrangement. The model extends a conventional two-stage model of optimal hedging by accomodating two features commonly observed with LNG trading practice: (1) the forward price of...
This study compares two approaches to modeling a term structure of commodity prices. The first approach specifies the stochastic process of the underlying spot price and derives from the stipulated spot price dynamics valuation formulas of futures and other derivative contracts through no...
We examine the volatility dynamics of NYMEX natural gas futures prices via the partially overlapping time‐series model of Smith (2005. Journal of Applied Econometrics, 20, 405–422). We show that volatility exhibits two important features: (1) volatility is greater in the winter than in the...