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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.

Buyers Push Norway For Better Prices as Country Becomes Top EU Natural Gas Supplier

Buyers Push Norway For Better Prices as Country Becomes Top EU Natural Gas Supplier

A combination of Norwegian production and abundant LNG imports has helped the European Union (EU) avoid gas shortages as Russia has throttled natural gas supply, but higher global prices are fueling calls for more flexibility in future supply contracts with Norway. “Non-EU member Norway has become the top supplier of gas to Europe,” Rystad Energy…

December 12, 2022
Japan Considering Ways to Build Stronger LNG Buffer as Supply Fears Continue

Japan Considering Ways to Build Stronger LNG Buffer as Supply Fears Continue

Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) is planning a strategic LNG reserve to ensure the country has enough natural gas to meet domestic demand as global competition ramps up.  METI’s proposal is primarily aimed at preventing gas shortages and preparing Japan, one of the world’s largest buyers of liquefied natural gas, for battling…

December 8, 2022
South Asian LNG Buyers Said Locked Out of Spot Market as Winter Approaches

South Asian LNG Buyers Said Locked Out of Spot Market as Winter Approaches

South Asian LNG buyers, particularly Pakistan and Bangladesh, are finding it difficult to pay high spot prices as the region moves into the winter season. Meanwhile, India has too much of the super-chilled fuel because domestic consumers refuse to pay top dollar. Asian liquefied natural gas spot prices jumped last week, hitting a seven-week high,…

December 1, 2022
EU Ministers Fail to Agree on Natural Gas Price Cap Proposal, Further Revisions Likely

EU Ministers Fail to Agree on Natural Gas Price Cap Proposal, Further Revisions Likely

European Union (EU) energy ministers failed to reach an agreement on a proposal to cap natural gas prices in Europe at a meeting in Brussels last week. The European Commission (EC) proposed the cap. The EU’s executive branch said it would help the continent cope with rising energy prices inflicted by Russia’s move to cut…

November 28, 2022
Russian LNG Exports Continue to Grow as Kremlin Targets Expansions

Russian LNG Exports Continue to Grow as Kremlin Targets Expansions

Russian LNG exports to Europe are on the rise despite the continent’s efforts to diversify natural gas supplies and impose a series of sanctions against the country for its war in Ukraine. Most of the liquefied natural gas exported from Russia to Europe has been sourced from PAO Novatek’s Yamal LNG facility in the country’s…

November 28, 2022
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