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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.

Egyptian LNG Exports Lifted by Return of Israeli Feed Gas

Egyptian LNG Exports Lifted by Return of Israeli Feed Gas

Egypt’s LNG exports have bounced back this month after domestic gas shortages and war in Israel have curbed output this year. Kpler data showed this week that Egypt has exported three full cargoes so far this month and a fourth vessel has a port call for Idku on Thursday. One of those cargoes is destined…

December 20, 2023
EU Progresses Plan Allowing Members to Ban Russian LNG, Pipeline Gas Imports

EU Progresses Plan Allowing Members to Ban Russian LNG, Pipeline Gas Imports

European Union (EU) member countries may be allowed to ban natural gas pipeline and LNG imports from Russia and Belarus in the near future, potentially increasing tensions with some of the bloc’s largest importers of the super-chilled fuel. A proposed resolution endorsed on Friday by the European Parliament and the EU Council would give member…

December 13, 2023
LNG Imports Continue Flowing Into Europe at High Rates Despite Bearish Fundamentals

LNG Imports Continue Flowing Into Europe at High Rates Despite Bearish Fundamentals

High inventories, a bearish demand outlook and forecasts of a mild winter have failed to limit European LNG imports.  Although Kpler data shows the continent’s total liquefied natural gas intake year-to-date has fallen to 113.68 million tons (Mt) from 114.95 Mt, LNG is still expected to make up around 43% of the European Union’s total…

December 8, 2023
Japan Secures LNG Cargoes for Country’s First Strategic Natural Gas Reserve 

Japan Secures LNG Cargoes for Country’s First Strategic Natural Gas Reserve 

Jera Co. Inc., Japan’s largest power producer, has secured three LNG cargoes to ensure winter demand is met through February 2024 in a purchase made as part of the government’s plan for a strategic reserve of the super-chilled fuel.  Previously, only commercial stocks of liquefied natural gas were held in Japan. Now, like the country’s…

December 7, 2023
Europe Continuing to Rely Heavily on Natural Gas Despite Growing Calls to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

Europe Continuing to Rely Heavily on Natural Gas Despite Growing Calls to Phase Out Fossil Fuels

The European Parliament called for a “tangible phase-out of fossil fuels as soon as possible,” ahead of the United Nations climate summit that gets underway in Dubai on Thursday. However, slow economic growth and rising inflation has left European governments delaying the transition from fossil fuels to renewables. European Union (EU) member states are free…

November 29, 2023
Four Australian LNG Import Projects Progress as Regional Natural Gas Shortages Loom

Four Australian LNG Import Projects Progress as Regional Natural Gas Shortages Loom

Australia’s domestic natural gas shortages on the largely populated east coast are helping fuel demand for four LNG import projects, placing one of the world’s largest gas exporters on track to become an importer by 2026. As fields that have typically fed domestic markets continue to decline, the supply outlook for Australia’s east coast declined.…

November 28, 2023
Japan Weighs Energy Security Impacts After U.S. Sanctions Arctic LNG 2

Japan Weighs Energy Security Impacts After U.S. Sanctions Arctic LNG 2

The latest round of U.S. sanctions against Russian energy assets targeted at the Arctic LNG 2 project is creating uncertainty for Japanese stakeholders. PAO Novatek, Russia’s largest independent natural gas producer, launched development of the three-train, 19.8 million metric ton/year Arctic LNG 2 on the Gydan Peninsula  in 2018 with plans to boost liquefied natural…

November 27, 2023
Qatar Pulls Europe Closer with Spate of LNG Supply Deals

Qatar Pulls Europe Closer with Spate of LNG Supply Deals

Even as Qatar faces criticism over its links to Palestinian militant group Hamas, Europe is increasingly tying its future energy security to the natural gas-rich state. Energy Aspects’ James Waddell said Israel’s war against Hamas is “concerning for European buyers,” but not enough for them to stop signing long-term liquefied natural gas deals with Qatar.…

November 21, 2023
BP Exits Senegal’s Yakaar-Teranga Natural Gas Field as Greater Tortue LNG Project Faces Delay

BP Exits Senegal’s Yakaar-Teranga Natural Gas Field as Greater Tortue LNG Project Faces Delay

BP plc has reshuffled its priorities for West African natural gas development as it progresses offshore activities and the Greater Tortue Ahmeyim (GTA) LNG project. Kosmos Energy Ltd., BP’s partner in Senegal’s estimated 25 Tcf Yakaar-Teranga gas discoveries, has assumed majority ownership and operator status with acquisition of BP’s working interest earlier in the month.…

November 15, 2023

U.S. LNG Exporters Seek Alternative Routes to Asia as Panama Canal Bottleneck Worsens

A persistent drought impacting the Panama Canal has left LNG shippers with a few alternatives; either wait for weeks in a growing queue, pay exorbitant prices to jump the line or take a long detour. The water levels at Alajuela and Gatun, the two artificial lakes that supply water to the canal, have continued to…

November 15, 2023