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Jamison Cocklin

Jamison Cocklin joined the staff of NGI in November 2013. Prior to that he worked as business and energy reporter at the Youngstown Vindicator, covering the regional economy and the Utica Shale play. He also served as a city reporter at the Bangor Daily News and did freelance work for the Associated Press. He has a bachelor's degree in journalism and political science from the University of Maine.

IGU Again Finds Gas-on-Gas Competition Increasing as LNG Spot Deals Grow

IGU Again Finds Gas-on-Gas Competition Increasing as LNG Spot Deals Grow

The world again saw an increase of natural gas buying at prices tied to dominant hubs and indices last year as the number of purchases linked to competing fuels like crude oil declined in an ongoing shift influenced by a sharp spike in liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot trading, according to the International Gas Union…

July 2, 2020
Ukrainian Natural Gas Storage Luring European Supply as Markets Come Together

Ukrainian Natural Gas Storage Luring European Supply as Markets Come Together

The European natural gas market is finding refuge in Ukraine, where vast storage facilities are increasingly being utilized by traders, suppliers and utilities in a way that has helped to prevent prices from collapsing into negative territory amid a supply glut.  Ukrtransgaz, which manages storage and the country’s transmission system operator, has incentivized European traders…

July 1, 2020
LNG Recap: More Vessels Unload, Reducing Floating Storage Levels

LNG Recap: More Vessels Unload, Reducing Floating Storage Levels

The number of vessels floating with liquefied natural gas (LNG) aboard and waiting to discharge at terminals worldwide declined markedly on Tuesday.  ClipperData showed 20 vessels floating, down from 23 a week earlier and a peak of 33 on June 19. Kpler had 13 vessels tagged as floating, compared to 20 at the end of…

June 30, 2020
COLUMN: The Basics of U.S. LNG; How it’s Sold and Why It Matters

COLUMN: The Basics of U.S. LNG; How it’s Sold and Why It Matters

The boom in U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports in recent years is not only about abundant resources and cheap gas, but also how that low-cost supply has been tailored and sold to a global market historically accustomed to restrictive trade.  Putting aside the woefully loose market of today, we all know that low-cost gas…

June 29, 2020
Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

Supreme Court Seeking More Input on PennEast Battle with New Jersey

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday asked the Solicitor General to weigh in on PennEast Pipeline Co. LLC’s battle to condemn state-owned land in New Jersey, an order that could potentially delay the high court’s decision to take the case.  PennEast petitioned the court earlier this year to review the U.S. Court of Appeals for…

June 29, 2020
Finally Toppled by Debt, Chesapeake in Bankruptcy

Finally Toppled by Debt, Chesapeake in Bankruptcy

Chesapeake Energy Corp., once a symbol of the American natural gas industry’s revival and a disruptive leader that helped spark the nation’s unconventional boom, filed for Chapter 11 protection on Sunday to wipe out $7 billion of debt.  The move follows months of speculation and years of cost-cutting initiatives at the Oklahoma City-based independent, which…

June 29, 2020
Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

  A Pennsylvania grand jury has accused state regulators of failing to adequately oversee unconventional natural gas development, recommending new laws to better protect water supplies and air quality.   Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro said a report released by the grand jury following a two-year investigation shows “systematic failure” by the state’s top oil and…

June 26, 2020
Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

Pennsylvania Regulators Failed to Protect Public from Natural Gas Development Problems, Says Grand Jury

Pennsylvania Attorney General (AG) Josh Shapiro on Thursday said a two-year grand jury investigation into unconventional natural gas development uncovered “systematic failure” by regulators to protect the public from the risk of industry operations. The grand jury report recommended new state laws to better protect water supplies and manage air pollution.  “This report is about…

June 25, 2020
Headwinds Persist in European Gas Market, Keeping U.S. Exports Locked Out

Headwinds Persist in European Gas Market, Keeping U.S. Exports Locked Out

Feed gas deliveries to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals hovered near a three-week high on Thursday in a bright spot that’s likely to be short-lived as pain continues throughout the global market and American cargoes have largely been priced out of Europe where headwinds are keeping prices flat.  The continent has been the…

June 25, 2020
Optimism Waning for Steady LNG Demand Recovery, Poten Says

Optimism Waning for Steady LNG Demand Recovery, Poten Says

The chances for a sustained recovery in global natural gas demand are being threatened by economies that have been slow to start back up as countries inch out of lockdown and face a resurgence of Covid-19 cases in some parts of the world, according to shipbroker Poten & Partners. Industrial demand remains weak in key…

June 24, 2020
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