Advisory Services

HANDS ON

No time for the warm up or the learning curve? Things are pressing? The project is underway or should be? The board is breathing down your neck? Tell me what you need.

Business Development

If you are not uncomfortable, you have not really gone into LNG or you are one of the old players. LNG is not a sterile business. And you need to develop a project culture that is able to deal with a lot of frustration. Wanna see my scars?

Negotiation Support

Your in-house team does the negotiation? Thats fair. Your team knows your needs. But do they? If LNG is a new business for you, do you really want to risk burning your reputation in the market. Burn me – I can take it.

LNG Supply Origination

Securing LNG volumes often involves a lot of waiting time in countries with funny plumbing, inside buildings with bad air conditioning. Its countless fruitless attempts to meet decision makers and it involves dealing with a horrible lot of frustration.

Get closer than ever to your customers.
So close that you tell them what they need well before they realize it themselves.

Steve Jobs

ADVISING YOU

The LNG world is in growing pains. Many new players enter the business and they are agressive, play with new business models, new ways to deal with risk and opportunity and dont function along the old chummy ways of the past. They need to learn very fast as whatever you do in LNG, it will cost you.

Studies & Business Documentation

Some contractual precedents that worked in the Nineties would be toxic today, at least for one of the parties. Don’t be the guinea pig for the industry. I provide contract advice at the negotiation table or in review sessions.

LNG Strategy & Education

Wait long enough and your LNG cargo literally turns into vapor. Luckily, there are time tested mechanisms designed to reliably deal with this risk. Most of them are simple. It’s the simple things that are sometimes the hardest to do.

What I am not doing

I am an advisor, a consultant, a teacher and an advocate for LNG and methane. I am not a project developer in my own right as LNG projects require monies that are beyond my capabilities.

If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional
to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.

Red Adair

HAVE IT YOUR WAY

I am not a huge advisory firm with a marketing budget and offices all over the globe. I am an expert and if you talk to me, you need my very special capabilities. I am aware that you dont want a great deal of publicity on this. Rest assured the confidentiality is one of the most important cornerstones of my business.

Emergency Services

Some things just dont go the way you plan it. Or you planned and your plans were thrown up in the air by a last minute change. Short timeline for documents, fast “on the table” support for a negotiation – I will get it done or tell you so if I can’t.

Ghosting

Your reasons for keeping things super-confidential matter very little to me. Confidentiality is my default mode – which means that the only way someone else is ever going to find out that I worked for you is if you tell them.

Devils Advocate

I will go over your business concepts, project plans, and strategic ideas, and probe them for weaknesses and inconsistencies and slip into your opponent’s shoes in order to see things from his perspective to make you un-assailable.

Today’s scientists have substituted mathematics for experiments, and they wander off through equation after equation, and eventually build a structure which has no relation to reality.

Nikola Tesla

WHAT OTHERS SAY …

Still hesitating? I don’t blame you. There are just so many hollow acts. But don’t take my word for it – read what others that know me say.

Rudolf is in many ways a human 2.0 – very bright, good at languages, skills that cover the whole value chain of gas and the ability to question the conventional! The last is perhaps the most valuable, even if not all established “experts” want to listen. Frequently, time shows him right. His impatience is refreshing and a discussion with him is always enlightening!

Karen SundFounder and partner at Sund EnergySund Energy

I met Rudi about a year ago (2015) when I was working on LNG Procurement with Emirates LNG. I needed very specific knowledge on contracts, market mechanisms and pricing. I tried a couple of sources to get smart, but it was not until I attended Rudi’s workshop on LNG contracts and prices that I really got to the core of everything. Rudi answered all my questions in simple language that was clear and easy to understand. Since then, whenever I have any question or something I am unclear on, I ask Rudi and I immediately get an answer. Not many people achieve mastery of anything at the level that Rudi has on the Gas and LNG industry. If you need to understand, really understand, then I highly recommend Rudi’s workshop.

Saleem Alavi Captain

I first discovered a certain Rudolf Huber while he was wrapping up at Fuel Emulsions International and starting at NeXtLNG. After setting me straight on my quest for the latest innovations with Marine fuels, I knew that the “Pit Bull” deserved special notice. Aside from having a passion for the Energy Business, he also has a teacher’s ability to inspire further investigation. He ventures an opinion where others don’t dare and he does so with wit that few who follow the sector can match. Rudolf champions realistic energy choices and is not afraid of shining BRIGHT lights on the changes ahead.

James D. Shepperd Corporate Communications at ERNI