Natural Gas Europe* is a specialized website dedicated to news, analysis and opinion on European gas matters.

Our editorial team comprises accomplished and talented journalists, analysts and experts who provide daily coverage of the latest developments on natural gas, offering unique insight to topical and relevant matters.

From Baku to London, from Brussels, Budapest or the Eastern Mediterranean, Moscow, Warsaw or Vilnius, our team is dedicated to keeping you updated with the information you require to understand key happenings impacting the gas world.

Through our unique and inclusive approach, in partnership with our network of knowledge partners and academic institutions, our engagement team develops different event formats and platforms where all the relevant stakeholders can meet to exchange views, ideas and thoughts; meaningful conversation that can assist in moving forward the gas debate in Europe. 

Whether it be policy/decision makers, suppliers, regulators, academics or consumers, we seek to provide an eclectic and comprehensive approach to all the main actors in the natural gas sector and provide them with a space where their voice can be heard without distortion, in a transparent and direct way. 

With over 700,000 visitors, and 1.2 million page views a year, Natural Gas Europe is your reliable and independent source of news, analysis and opinion on European gas matters.


John M. Roberts

Director of Strategy and Chief Analyst

Mr. Roberts is widely recognized as one of Europe’s leading energy security specialists. He has testified to UK parliamentary committees on Caspian, Russian, Turkish, Kurdish and Mideast energy security issues. He is a Senior Partner with Methinks Ltd, a consultancy specializing in the inter-relationship between energy, economic development and politics. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council of the US. He was previously a Managing Editor with Platts and Financial Times Energy. 

Karen Ayat

Analyst and Associate Partner

Karen is also a co-founder of the Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI). She holds an LLM in Commercial Law from City University London and a Bachelor of Laws from Université Saint Joseph in Beirut. Karen is focused on energy geopolitics.

Drew Leifheit

Senior Correspondent and New Media Specialist

A journalist and communications specialist for over two decades, Drew writes news, features and conducts interviews with industry thought leaders, upper management and policymakers in Europe. Drew received his B.A. from Beloit College and got an M.A. equivalent as a Kiplinger Fellow at the Ohio State University.

Sergio Matalucci 

Senior Correspondent and Associate Partner

Sergio holds a BSc and MSc in Economics and Econometrics from Bocconi University, and a MA in Journalism from Aarhus University and City University London. He worked as a journalist in Italy, Denmark, the United Kingdom, and Belgium.

Marina Zvonareva


Marina is focused on Russia's international energy relations.

Professor Alan Riley

Erica Mills

Ioannis Michaletos

Dalga Khatinoglu

Ilham Shaban

Linas Jegelevicius

Igor Jovanovic

Murat Tinas

Kama Mustafayeva

Ya'acov Zalel

Kevin Bonnaud



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