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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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Shunning Russia, Western Europe Reviving Offshore Natural Gas Projects

Shunning Russia, Western Europe Reviving Offshore Natural Gas Projects

Germany, The Netherlands, Germany and the UK have each reversed decisions to decrease oil and natural gas development in the wake of Russia’s war on Ukraine, supporting the need to reduce dependence on fossil fuel imports. Russia’s Gazprom PJSC in late May said it planned to discontinue supplying the Netherlands with gas after Dutch wholesaler…

June 24, 2022
Australian LNG Exports Under Scrutiny Amid Global Supply Crisis

Australian LNG Exports Under Scrutiny Amid Global Supply Crisis

Cold weather, coal-fired power outages and a lack of natural gas infrastructure to connect to regional markets has left Australia questioning the value of liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. “Much like recent energy crises elsewhere in the world, the situation in Australia is an unfortunate confluence of massive coal capacity outages, combined with a colder-than-normal…

June 16, 2022
TotalEnergies Awarded Stake in Qatar’s North Field East LNG Project

TotalEnergies Awarded Stake in Qatar’s North Field East LNG Project

TotalEnergies SE has been awarded an equity stake in Qatar’s massive North Field East (NFE) liquefied natural gas (LNG) expansion project.  The French major becomes the first partner in the 32 million metric tons/year (mmty) project. It was awarded a 25% interest alongside QatarEnergy (QE), which has a 75% stake.   “This new partnership will enable…

June 13, 2022
Italy Turns to Algeria, FSRUs to Help Displace Russian Natural Gas

Italy Turns to Algeria, FSRUs to Help Displace Russian Natural Gas

Following a supply deal in April, Italy plans to reduce reliance on Russian fossil fuels by investing in Algeria’s natural gas and green hydrogen and by expanding its import infrastructure with two floating storage and regasification units (FSRUs). Italy is one of Europe’s largest natural gas consumers. It has three LNG import terminals with a…

June 9, 2022
Japan Looks to Restart Nukes to End Russian LNG Reliance

Japan Looks to Restart Nukes to End Russian LNG Reliance

Japan expects to reduce its reliance on Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports, but it’s unlikely to happen quickly, officials said. The Group of Seven (G-7), an inter-governmental political forum, has been considering ways to punish Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. The G-7 consists of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the UK and the…

June 3, 2022
Novatek’s LNG Export Projects Hit by Global Sanctions Against Russia

Novatek’s LNG Export Projects Hit by Global Sanctions Against Russia

Russia’s largest independent gas producer, PAO Novatek, is struggling with its two liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the country’s Far North under the latest European sanctions imposed against Russia.   Novatek’s first operating export facility, Yamal LNG, is finding it difficult to secure European buyers. And the delay in the construction of its second project,…

May 25, 2022
LNG, New Pipeline Connections to Help Poland, Bulgaria Fill Natural Gas Shortfall Left by Russia

LNG, New Pipeline Connections to Help Poland, Bulgaria Fill Natural Gas Shortfall Left by Russia

Poland and Bulgaria are receiving help from neighboring countries and liquefied natural gas (LNG) suppliers to help weather Russia’s decision to cut off natural gas supplies. When Gazprom PJSC cut off deliveries to both countries last month for refusing to comply with Russia’s payment requirements for natural gas, Greece and other nations in southeast Europe…

May 19, 2022
Israel Seeking Export Route Via Egypt to Deliver LNG to Europe

Israel Seeking Export Route Via Egypt to Deliver LNG to Europe

The Israeli government is aiming to take advantage of increased global interest in liquefied natural gas (LNG) as Europe and Asia work to replace Russian fossil fuel imports.  “The European energy market is facing a substantial shortage following the Russia crisis,” Israel’s Energy Minister Karin Elharrar recently said. Chevron Corp. and Israel-based NewMed Energy see…

May 12, 2022
Australia Looking to Add Global LNG, Hydrogen Hub in Northern Territory

Australia Looking to Add Global LNG, Hydrogen Hub in Northern Territory

The Australian government plans to invest in the Northern Territory in the coming years to transform the region into a liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen and manufacturing hub as global energy supplies tighten. The government intends to invest $2.6 billion in infrastructure projects across the territory, including a $1.5 billion investment in the Middle Arm…

May 11, 2022
UAE Plans to Double LNG Exports in Oil, Natural Gas Expansion

UAE Plans to Double LNG Exports in Oil, Natural Gas Expansion

The United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) plans to build a second LNG export facility and become a regional exporter are gaining momentum as European leaders recently visited the Middle East to discuss replacing Russian energy imports.  The proposed two train 9.5 million metric tons/year (mmty) project is to be located at the busy oil port of…

April 26, 2022
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