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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.

Europe’s Plan to Form Natural Gas Buying Cartel Faces Obstacles

Europe’s Plan to Form Natural Gas Buying Cartel Faces Obstacles

It remains unclear how the European Union (EU) would jointly buy and store natural gas and hydrogen under a plan aimed at reducing dependence on Russian energy imports.  European Commission (EC) President Ursula von der Leyen said late last month that the bloc would utilize its collective bargaining power “instead of outbidding each other and…

April 7, 2022
Germany Looks to Cut Russian Natural Gas Supply Swiftly, Import LNG by 2023

Germany Looks to Cut Russian Natural Gas Supply Swiftly, Import LNG by 2023

Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s pledge for Germany to become independent from Russian energy imports “as soon as possible” is said to be supported by ambitious plans, including starting liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports by 2023.  Germany’s Economy and Climate Minister Robert Habeck said at a recent news conference that one of Europe’s largest energy-consuming nations is…

March 29, 2022
Sanctioned Russia Looks to Secure More Supply Deals With Natural Gas-Hungry India

Sanctioned Russia Looks to Secure More Supply Deals With Natural Gas-Hungry India

Despite Western sanctions against Russia, the country may become closer energy partners  with India after the two governments recently discussed the potential for further oil and gas deals. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Alexander Novak and India’s Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Hardeep Singh Puri talked last week about current and potential joint energy collaborations…

March 17, 2022
Europe’s Plan to Cut Russian Natural Gas Imports Said ‘Highly Ambitious’ in Tight Global Market

Europe’s Plan to Cut Russian Natural Gas Imports Said ‘Highly Ambitious’ in Tight Global Market

Europe’s plan to cut its dependence on Russian natural gas and find new sources to displace its largest supplier is seen facing significant obstacles.  The European Commission (EC) announced a plan this week to reduce demand for Russian natural gas by two-thirds by the end of this year and gain independence by 2030. The proposal…

March 11, 2022
Could Russia Look to China to Export More Oil and Natural Gas?

Could Russia Look to China to Export More Oil and Natural Gas?

Russian natural gas could increasingly find a home in China as the countries have strengthened ties in a way that could undermine some of the West’s economic sanctions and lessen the blow of Europe’s move away from imports..  “China is in a difficult position,” geopolitics energy specialist Marco Giuli of the Brussels School of Governance…

March 9, 2022
Crucial Russian Natural Gas Pipelines Eyed as European Prices Hit Fresh Record

Crucial Russian Natural Gas Pipelines Eyed as European Prices Hit Fresh Record

Russian natural gas pipeline flows to Europe remain at some of their strongest levels in months despite fighting in Ukraine, but the market is on edge about any potential disruption in deliveries given how crucial imports are for the continent, which has helped to send natural gas prices soaring. “A complete shutdown of Nord Stream…

March 4, 2022
Germany Revives LNG Import Plans to Cut Reliance on Russian Natural Gas in Marked Policy Shift

Germany Revives LNG Import Plans to Cut Reliance on Russian Natural Gas in Marked Policy Shift

Germany has revived its liquefied natural gas (LNG) import plans to reduce dependency on Russian natural gas, following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  Germany’s energy strategy to phase out coal-fired power plants by 2030, and to shutter its nuclear power plants by the end of this year, has left the country with few alternatives to meet…

March 1, 2022
Another Russian LNG Project Slated for 2023 FID as More Output Targeted for China

Another Russian LNG Project Slated for 2023 FID as More Output Targeted for China

Yakutia LNG, a 17.7 million metric ton/year (mmty) liquefaction project proposed for the Russian republic of Yakutia, is planned to start up in 2027 to deliver liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Russia’s Far Eastern coast to China.  If the Russian government gives permission for the Yakutia project to export LNG, it could help Russia towards…

February 25, 2022
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