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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.

France Counting on Nuclear Power to Help Replace Natural Gas, Other Fossil Fuels

France Counting on Nuclear Power to Help Replace Natural Gas, Other Fossil Fuels

France plans to build at least six nuclear reactors, and possibly another eight, under the latest national low carbon strategy unveiled by President Emmanuel Macron earlier this month. The strategy is designed to eventually replace fossil fuels like natural gas with nuclear and renewables to achieve the country’s 2050 net zero target.  Six European Pressurized…

February 23, 2022
Potential Groningen Output Increase Said Unlikely to Solve European Natural Gas Shortage

Potential Groningen Output Increase Said Unlikely to Solve European Natural Gas Shortage

If the Dutch government decides to ramp up production from the Groningen field in the northeastern part of the Netherlands from 3.9 billion cubic meters (Bcm) to 7.6 Bcm this year to meet Germany’s request for additional volumes, the increase is not expected to solve Europe’s natural gas shortage. “An increase in production from Groningen…

February 15, 2022
Russia’s Plans to Send More Natural Gas to China by Pipeline Could Cut LNG Demand

Russia’s Plans to Send More Natural Gas to China by Pipeline Could Cut LNG Demand

Russian state-owned Gazprom PJSC’s latest 30-year supply deal with China National Petroleum Corp. (CNPC) for 10 billion cubic meters (Bcm) per year via a new pipeline, the Far Eastern route, could eventually increase Russia’s capacity to China by 48 Bcm/year and impact China’s future demand for liquefied natural gas (LNG). The deal comes at a…

February 7, 2022
Eni’s Coral South LNG Project On Track for 2022 Start-Up

Eni’s Coral South LNG Project On Track for 2022 Start-Up

Africa’s first floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) vessel, the Coral-Sul, has arrived in Mozambique and is on track to start up one of only a few liquefaction projects slated to start service worldwide in 2022.  A rise in violence last year from militants with ties to the Islamic State group and pandemic-related issues has brought…

February 2, 2022
LNG Projects Await Approval From New German Government Amid Volatile Market

LNG Projects Await Approval From New German Government Amid Volatile Market

Germany’s new coalition government may revisit proposals to diversify the country’s natural gas supply and reduce its reliance on Russian imports.   However, the new coalition government which came into office in December, has not publicly supported any plans. Stakeholders in two of three previously proposed LNG projects for the country told NGI that they expect…

January 31, 2022
LNG Production Outages Continue to Test Tight Global Natural Gas Market

LNG Production Outages Continue to Test Tight Global Natural Gas Market

Global liquefied natural gas (LNG) production outages are continuing to squeeze an already tight global market.  Recent planned and unplanned maintenance issues, feed gas shortages and technical problems have shut some LNG facilities for a few weeks, months or more than a year in the case of Norway’s Hammerfest LNG.  Some LNG production outages were…

January 25, 2022
Morocco Exploring Natural Gas Supply Alternatives After Losing Algerian Contract

Morocco Exploring Natural Gas Supply Alternatives After Losing Algerian Contract

The government of Morocco has invited bids to consider a floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) and associated infrastructure at Mohammedia Port near Casablanca, the Agence Nationale des Ports (ANP) said this month.  Last November, Algeria canceled its long-term 1 billion cubic meters (Bcm)/year supply contract to Morocco via the Maghreb-Europe Gas Pipeline because of…

January 13, 2022
Novatek Inks Two More Supply Deals for Arctic LNG 2 Offtake

Novatek Inks Two More Supply Deals for Arctic LNG 2 Offtake

Russia’s second largest natural gas producer, PAO Novatek, has signed two long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply contracts from its Arctic LNG 2 project with two Chinese distributors.  A subsidiary of China’s largest independent gas distributor, ENN Natural Gas Co. Ltd., agreed to purchase 0.6 million metric tons/year (mmty) for 11 years from Novatek. Volumes…

January 12, 2022
Netherlands May Double Groningen Natural Gas Output to Meet Increasing Demand

Netherlands May Double Groningen Natural Gas Output to Meet Increasing Demand

Natural gas production from the Groningen field in the Netherlands may nearly double from 3.9 billion cubic meters (Bcm) to 7.6 Bcm this year because of a request from Germany for additional supplies and a delay in the start-up of the Zuidbroek nitrogen facility.  Germany approached the Dutch government as the country “expects to need…

January 11, 2022
Fault Lines Emerging in EU Plan to Label Natural Gas, Nuclear as Green Investments

Fault Lines Emerging in EU Plan to Label Natural Gas, Nuclear as Green Investments

New natural gas and nuclear energy projects could be classified as “green” investments to help the European Union (EU) reach its net-zero emissions target by 2050, according to a draft proposal by the European Commission (EC) published this month. Regulations proposed under the EC’s taxonomy draft, part of a set of policy initiatives called the…

January 10, 2022