Gas – Location Spread

Short description

Trade the natural gas location spread.


You act in the role of a gas trader (either as a prop trader or as an asset & portfolio manager).
You act in the capacity of aggressor.


Analyse the price differential between the two products, its minimum and maximum and the volatility of the location spread.

Furthermore, your task is to trade the location spread; setup the spread (a long versus short strategy between different locations). If preferred, you can liquidate it when financially suitable.

Check your Value at Risk (VaR) upon opening a position in one leg (contract), either long or short, and see the exposure (VaR) going down (risk mitigation) when you setup an opposing position (long versus short) in the other leg (contract).

As an asset & portfolio trader, you have now hedged the exposure related to available transport capacity (e.g. pipeline) and, therewith, secured future cash flows. Alternatively, as a proprietray trader, you can liquidate your spread position when financially suitable and realise a profit.

Analyse your financial performance
Watch the Unrealised Result of an open position (“P/L-U”).
See the Realised Result of a closed position (“P/L-R”).


Our Labels

Entrima and Market Abuse Centre (MAC) are the two labels we operate to provide learning services for professionals in the commodity & energy markets.

Content & Context

Entrima’s mission is to transfer knowledge regarding the business, controls & operations of parties in (or relating to) the wholesale markets.

Conduct & Culture

MAC’s mission is to facilitate the prevention & detection of misconduct and to foster proper behaviour in organisations. This is achieved via training, periodic updates and increased awareness.