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. For more details, please visit www.gasdialogues.com.
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 650,000 visitors, and 1.18 million page views a year, a 16,000 strong following on Twitter, over 3,500 on Facebook, and over 1,600 on LinkedIn, 4 weekly newsletters with over 4,500 subscribers, Natural Gas Europe is a reliable and independent source of news, analysis and opinion on European gas matters.
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Editor in Chief
William has been reporting and commenting on Europe's gas markets for 20 years. He started in journalism at PH Energy Analysis (now ICIS Heren) in 1995, shortly before the UK devised the National Balancing Point -- Europe's first gas hub. His subsequent career has included senior management and editorial positions at FT Energy, Petroleum Economist, Argus Media and Platts, where he latterly edited International Gas Report. His focus has been on regional markets and how they function. William also speaks Russian and has had several literary/academic translations published.
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.
Analyst and Associate Partner
Karen is an energy analyst focused on the hydrocarbon development in the Eastern Mediterranean and its impact on Europe's energy security. She has a strong interest in the geopolitics of the region and the new landscape taking shape since the discovery of natural gas in the Levant basin. Her articles expose potential legislative and political hurdles that could delay or impede Eastern Mediterranean countries' access to energy markets and offer solutions to mitigate such risks. She has been quoted in academic papers and in international media. Karen is also the co-founder of The Lebanese Oil and Gas Initiative (LOGI), a Beirut-based NGO that focuses on public awareness, policy development and advocacy, capacity building and technical assistance to help Lebanon maximise the economic and social benefits of its oil and gas wealth – and avoid the resource curse. She previously worked as a private banker in Credit Suisse in London servicing UHNW individuals in the Middle East. Karen holds a Bachelor degree in Law from Université Saint Joseph in Lebanon and an LLM in International Commercial Law from City University in London.
Kevin is a reporter and French correspondent for several international publications. He graduated from ISCPA journalism school located in Lyon, France. Passionate about world affairs and politics. Spent a year in the United States as a student in Marymount College, Tarrytown, NY and attended a journalism summer program at Millikin University in Decatur, IL.
Linas is a 44-year-old Lithuanian full-time editor of regional newspaper in western Lithuania and freelance journalist with an extensive journalistic experience. He contributes to a number of English publications, including Riga-based The Baltic Times, Prague-based bne.eu, NYC-based Renewable Energy World and and others. Linas lived in the U.S for 10 years including Miami and New York. His hobbies include sports, traveling, English, reading and politics. Linas is the author of three books.
Igor Jovanovic has been in journalism since 1995 when started working at the Belgrade-based Radio Index. He was the editor-in chief of Radio Index news department. In 1998 Igor started to work with Beta News Agency and in 2012 became deputy editor-in-chief.
Dalga is Natural Gas Europe's expert on Iran's energy sector and head of Trend Agency's Iran news service.
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.
Editor and EU Affairs Correspondent
Erica has been working with Natural Gas Europe since beginning as a daily reporter and features writer for the site in 2011. Since then, she has taken on the role of Features Editor and EU Affairs Correspondent. She has almost a decade's experience writing and editing fiction and non-fiction for a variety of media and publishing outlets.
Erica holds a BA in English and music from University College Dublin (UCD) as well as an MA in international journalism from Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT).
Professor Alan Riley
Alan Riley is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Centre and a professor at City Law School. City University advises governments, EU institutions, NGO's, and corporations on major strategic problems in relation to abuse of dominance, price-fixing, and merger cases concerning strategic problems in the global and European energy markets.
Additionally, he is an Associate Senior Research Fellow of the Institute for Statecraft and is a regular guest columnist on competition and energy law issues with the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Financial Times. Professor Riley is a regular contributor to topical programs in the media, including a recent BBC appearance to discuss the implications of the European Union's investigation into the Gazprom case.
Ilham is Natural Gas Europe's expert on Caspian region energy issues.
Murat has been reporting on Turkey's financial and energy issues since the early 1990's. He started his journalistic career at Barometre Weekly in 1991. He worked as a correspondent, presenter, anchor and editor for various magazines, newspapers and television channels. He wrote extensively energy and steel related articles for Industrial Info Resources (IIR) over 3 years about Turkey and its neighbouring countries. He also worked as a senior editor for Bloomberg TV Istanbul over 7 years. His focus is Turkey and its surrounding countries. He has written reports for various trade publications and research houses.
Ya'acov has practiced journalism for 30 years, mainly as automotive correspondent for various Israeli media outlets like Ha'aretz daily. Lately I contribute op-ed articles to Globes business daily concerning natural gas and regional geo-politics. I was editor of a few professional and popular automotive periodicals, as well as websites. In the last few years, as Israelis showed interest in Electric Cars and natural gas was discovered off shore Israel I began to link more closely between transportation and energy, hence my interest in the energy industry.
He holds an MA in automotive Journalism from Coventry University (UK).
Analyst and Russia Correspondent
Marina is focused on Russia's international energy relations.
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