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EY Strategic Growth Conference

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The Ernst & Young Strategic Growth Forum is a gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies. This basket of stocks tracks the companies represented at the 2016 Forum.

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With the price gap between the regions shrinking more than 70% since then, it has become challenging to economically bring U.S. fuel to Britain when the Windsor, England-based utility takes its first contractual delivery from the Sabine Pass plant in Louisiana in September.“Right now we anticipate lifting the cargoes,” Jonathan Westby, co-managing director of Centrica’s energy marketing and trading unit, said in an interview at his office in west London, a hub for LNG trading. “While the spot market is looking particularly oversupplied right now, we have been undertaking a big risk management program and therefore have managed the front end of the Sabine Pass contract quite considerably,” Westby said.Utilities, trading houses and oil majors have been lured by LNG as buyers from China to Pakistan seek cleaner fuels. 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Centrica will be buying from the fifth unit of Sabine Pass, which started commercial operations earlier this year, and will need to pay fixed fees. It has the right not to lift cargoes, but would need to notify the seller in advance to do so.Under the terms of the agreement, Centrica will pay Cheniere a fixed fee of $3 per million British thermal units and a commodity fee of 115% of the prevailing Henry Hub price, for the procurement and liquefaction of the gas.While U.S. supply is abundant, rapidly expanding, relatively cheap and unrestricted by traditional limitations such as destination clauses, it exposes European buyers to a price index that is different to the ones they use to trade at home. The Cheniere contract is based on U.S. benchmark Henry Hub, needed to raise financing to build American plants.“One of the big issues facing the industry is how to manage price risk and volume risk in long-term contracts because it costs a lot of money to develop LNG liquefaction,” Westby said. “Market participants would find it a lot easier if the financial markets provided the ability to hedge for 10 years out, they currently don’t.”By using the paper markets and securing physical deals, Centrica expects to maintain profitability. The U.S. contract’s flexibility along with multiple other deals in place creates optimization opportunities which can be monetized to offset the cost of buying the gas in the first place, he said.“You have to be quite creative in terms of how you can effectively risk manage that through doing physical activity and creating physical homes for the cargoes,” Westby said. “We have entered some mid-term contracts and we will be selling the cargoes into multiple destinations.”One such contract was a deal with Poland’s PGNiG, which is committing to U.S. LNG as the eastern European nation is moving to free itself from buying pipeline gas from Russia’s Gazprom PJSC, Europe’s dominant gas supplier.In February, Centrica signed an innovative contract to buy the fuel from the Mozambique LNG project jointly with Tokyo Gas, with which it also has a separate deal to swap cargoes. Centrica also teamed up with New Fortress Energy, which converted a number of oil markets in Jamaica into gas customers, providing the utility with a market for its LNG.“With the Polish deal, with the Caribbean deal, and obviously our partnership with Tokyo Gas, we feel that we can add more value by working collaboratively with other companies that have complementary positions,” Westby said. “That is how we achieved a lot of our growth, is through this kind of collaboration.”In the currently oversupplied market, Centrica isn’t shocked by lower prices. Traders watch spreads between regions, such as Asia and Europe, as well as price gaps in time to explore opportunities for floating storage and diversions, rather than an absolute price level, Westby said.But even the best modelling can be upset because of unpredictable weather and unplanned outages at plants, he said. 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