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Therese Robinson

Therese Robinson started her energy career in London covering international oil and gas markets. She was managing editor-Europe at Platts, director of Standard & Poor’s Credit Ratings division, and managing editor at UK consultancy, Gas Strategies. She also served as business development and crude editor for Argus. As both project director and managing editor, she launched Natural Gas Daily for Interfax Energy Services. She is from New England.

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Japan Preparing for Next Winter as LNG Inventories Remain Strong and Colder Weather Nears

Japan Preparing for Next Winter as LNG Inventories Remain Strong and Colder Weather Nears

Japan, one of the world’s leading LNG buyers, is shifting its focus on securing energy supplies to next year as its inventories have been boosted by lower demand and the market is expected to become increasingly tight as Europe continues replacing Russian natural gas imports. “Winter of 2023 is looming on many buyers’ minds, as…

November 16, 2022
Eni Ramps LNG Output at Coral-Sul in Mozambique, but First Cargo Delayed

Eni Ramps LNG Output at Coral-Sul in Mozambique, but First Cargo Delayed

Eni SPA has started producing LNG at its Coral-Sul floating terminal offshore Mozambique, setting the stage for the country to soon export its first cargo.   An Eni spokesperson confirmed first production and told NGI the company would announce the loading of its first cargo once the milestone is reached.  The 3.4 million metric tons/year (mmty)…

November 9, 2022
Europe Faces 1 Tcf Natural Gas Shortfall Next Winter, IEA Warns

Europe Faces 1 Tcf Natural Gas Shortfall Next Winter, IEA Warns

Europe could face a 30 billion cubic meter (Bcm) natural gas shortfall for the 2023-2024 winter if the European Union (EU) doesn’t start planning ahead now, the International Energy Agency (IEA) said in a report released Thursday. That’s the equivalent of about 1 Tcf of natural gas. And even though European gas storage facilities are…

November 4, 2022
China’s Appetite for Spot LNG Seen Pivotal to Global Supply Balances This Winter

China’s Appetite for Spot LNG Seen Pivotal to Global Supply Balances This Winter

If China buys more LNG on the spot market this winter it could have an impact on what’s available to European buyers over the next few months. “Since August, the Chinese [national oil companies] have been importing their contracted Russian volumes, while holding LNG imports relatively flat,” said Vortexa Ltd.’s Felix Booth, head of liquefied…

October 26, 2022
Russia’s Grip on Sakhalin Strengthens with ExxonMobil’s Exit

Russia’s Grip on Sakhalin Strengthens with ExxonMobil’s Exit

Russia’s control of global oil and natural gas supplies, and particularly LNG, has progressed with ExxonMobil’s exit from the Sakhalin-1 offshore oil project. ExxonMobil disclosed exited Sakhalin-1 after Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree expropriating the supermajor’s 30% stake “With its two recent decrees, the Russian government unilaterally terminated our interests in Sakhalin-1, and…

October 24, 2022
EU Leaders Place Price Caps on Natural Gas, Design New LNG Benchmark

EU Leaders Place Price Caps on Natural Gas, Design New LNG Benchmark

European natural gas prices continued to dip after the 27 European Union (EU) leaders agreed to a “roadmap” of emergency measures, including capping prices on gas sales, to help meet Europe’s energy crisis. Following many hours of negotiations, agreement was reached on several measures, including a proposal for a temporary price limit on gas transactions…

October 24, 2022
UK’s National Grid Seeking More Natural Gas Supply Amid Possible Winter Shortages

UK’s National Grid Seeking More Natural Gas Supply Amid Possible Winter Shortages

National Grid plc, which manages the UK’s electricity and natural gas networks, is looking to secure additional gas reserves to help manage potential supply shortfalls this winter, particularly if LNG deliveries are diverted. “Due to the war in Ukraine and gas shortages in Europe, there is a significant risk that gas shortages could occur during…

October 18, 2022
EU Countries Ponder Natural Gas Price Cap Despite Confusion

EU Countries Ponder Natural Gas Price Cap Despite Confusion

European Union (EU) energy ministers will likely weigh proposals for natural gas price caps and other protective measures after weeks of questions from members, but researchers expect a consensus will be hard fought. Leaders from the 27 EU member countries are expected to meet Thursday and Friday to possibly implement a price cap on gas,…

October 17, 2022
Could Natural Gas Supply Issues in Algeria, Nigeria Impact Europe?

Could Natural Gas Supply Issues in Algeria, Nigeria Impact Europe?

Production and capacity issues in Algeria and Nigeria could impact future natural gas pipeline and LNG exports to Europe, complicating buyers’ hopes that contracted supplies can help bridge the gap caused by the shutdown on Nord Stream 1. Liquefied natural gas is projected to meet about half of Europe’s gas demand through 2030, according to…

October 11, 2022
Petronas Declares Force Majeure at Malaysia LNG, Further Squeezing Global LNG Market

Petronas Declares Force Majeure at Malaysia LNG, Further Squeezing Global LNG Market

Petroliam Nasional Berhad, aka Petronas, has declared force majeure on supplies from its Malaysia LNG (MLNG) facility due to a pipeline leak, which could add more pressure on Asian and European liquefied natural gas buyers looking to cover before the winter season.   “It’s expected that the leak at the Sabah-Sarawak gas pipeline that supplies the…

October 7, 2022
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