Therese Robinson

Chief editor

Therese Robinson has extensive experience in energy and financial journalism. Before joining Interfax to head up Interfax Global Energy, Therese was Managing Editor at Gas Strategies, editing Gas Matters and LNG Business Review. This added to the energy and financial market knowledge that she gained as European Managing Editor at Platts, Director at Standard & Poor's Credit Ratings and held similar editorial positions at Argus and Bloomberg. Therese has a special interest in the North American natural gas market, particularly in the development of Canadian and US shale gas plays.

Email: therese.robinson@interfax.co.ukPhone: +44 (0)20 3004 6221
Brightsource Energy’s 34 MW thermal solar-to-steam power plant at Chevron’s Coalinga oilfield. (PA)

Solar on track to compete with fossil fuels

Solar power is now cost-competitive with fossil fuels in the US, but the market’s growth will depend on a number of factors.

26 April 2017
US President Donald Trump signs an executive order rescinding an EPA clean water initiative. (PA)

Trump proposes $2.6 billion EPA budget cuts

US state agencies are reeling in the face of swingeing budget cuts that could massively curtail their environmental programmes.

23 March 2017
TransCanada’s gas pipeline control room. The company is offering cheaper tariffs for local producers. (TransCanada)

Handbags at Dawn over US pipeline exports

TransCanada is offering lower pipeline tariffs for producers in the west of the country to protect them from cheap gas exported from the US.

15 February 2017
Shale gas drilling in Canada. Canadian gas producers need new markets for their gas. (Nexen)

Canadian gas producers looking for new outlets

US shale gas is eating into the market share of Canadian gas producers, and with LNG projects a long way off new markets are needed.

24 January 2017
A gas flare in China. Oil producers flared 147 bcm of gas globally in 2015.

World Bank confident it can stop flaring by 2030

An initiative by the World Bank and its partners hopes to put an end to gas flaring by 2030, but rising oil production will make this difficult.

18 January 2017
Sabine Pass’s first LNG cargo was exported to Brazil. (Petrobras)

Struggle continues for US LNG exporters

New trade routes have opened up for US LNG, but rising supply and modest growth mean exporters will still struggle in 2017.

24 November 2016
Laying a gas pipeline in Ontario. Canada’s energy regulator is facing review. (TransCanada)

Diverse panel to review Canada energy regulator

The National Energy Board has acquired a poor reputation, but a newly appointed panel aims to find ways to restore trust.

17 November 2016

What to expect from Trump’s energy policies

Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election on Tuesday has prompted many questions over the future of energy policies and projects in the US.

10 November 2016
Pipeline construction in Canada. Critics have challenged the country’s energy regulator. (TransCanada)

New reforms planned for Canada’s energy regulator

Canada’s National Energy Board has come under scrutiny from critics, but the government is countering this with a proposed restructure.

8 November 2016

Gazprom plans to produce 427 bcm of gas in 2017

Gazprom plans to produce about 17 bcm more gas next year compared with 2016, with output rising again in 2018 and 2019.

8 November 2016
In 2015, coal demand from the US power sector hit its lowest level since 1987. (SXC)

Retrofits may be the key to US coal’s longevity

Carbon capture and storage still has work to do if it is to make coal power competitive against cheap gas and tightening emissions standards.

26 October 2016
The Fed has requested Congress set physical trading limits for banks. (Federal Reserve)

Fed proposes commodity limits on banks

Investment banks in the United States could be required to hold on to extra capital before being allowed to trade in physical commodities.

6 October 2016

The Clean Power Plan struggle

The US Court of Appeal for the District of Columbia Circuit began hearing the case against the EPA's Clean Power Plan this week.

29 September 2016
Canada’s West Orphan discovery.

Newfoundland optimistic about energy reserves

Canadian authorities are upbeat about the country’s upcoming offshore licensing round despite high drilling cost estimates.

12 September 2016

Appalachian shale continues to drive US production

Gas production in the United States averaged 2.21 bcm/d in May 2016, down by 57 MMcm/d from the record daily average in February 2016.

25 August 2016
Manzanillo LNG terminal, Mexico (Samsung C&T)

Mexico favours pipeline imports over LNG

The recent arrival of cheap US supplies on the market is causing Mexico to refocus its plans for imports from LNG towards piped gas.

19 August 2016
A drilling site in the Marcellus shale play, Pennsylvania. Producers are upbeat about its prospects. (Helge Hansen/Statoil)

US gas players see bright future for the Marcellus

Companies are optimistic about the prospects for the Marcellus shale play despite persistently low gas prices.

11 August 2016
Indian Point nuclear power plant, New York. The state will use nuclear to meet its emissions goals. (PA)

New York carbon goals give nuclear a boost

Regulatory support for nuclear power as a form of zero-carbon energy looks set to give the sector a much-needed stimulus.

4 August 2016
North Dakota is exceeding its flaring reduction targets. (PA)

North Dakota tackles EPA over new emissions rules

The EPA’s proposed methane emission rules will come into effect this month, but gas-producing North Dakota has called the rules a federal overreach.

28 July 2016
Pipeline construction in Pennsylvania. An explosion in April has hardened attitudes against pipeline build-out. (PA)

US shale pipeline plans face opposition

Companies hoping to connect more regions of the US to domestic shale gas are facing opposition from a range of sources.

21 July 2016

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