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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.

LNG Shipping Market Buoyed by Strong Spring Demand

LNG Shipping Market Buoyed by Strong Spring Demand

Stronger-than-expected demand for natural gas across the world as the shoulder season gets underway is lifting sentiment in the shipping market, where rates to charter vessels are creeping upward.  “We are witnessing a rare scenario as the start of 2Q2021 has been rather exciting compared to previous years,” analysts at shipbroker Fearnleys AS said this…

April 15, 2021
European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

European Natural Gas Pipeline Companies Expand Vision for Hydrogen Grid

A coterie of European natural gas infrastructure companies this week expanded its vision for an extensive network of hydrogen pipelines to meet the continent’s future energy needs.  The European Hydrogen Backbone (EHB) initiative, which consists of 23 natural gas transmission system operators, proposed in a report released Tuesday building a nearly 25,000-mile hydrogen grid. Growth,…

April 14, 2021
Chesapeake Pilot to Responsibly Produce Natural Gas in Haynesville, Marcellus

Chesapeake Pilot to Responsibly Produce Natural Gas in Haynesville, Marcellus

Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Tuesday it has launched a pilot program with environmental monitoring company Project Canary to continuously measure methane emissions and obtain certification that natural gas from Marcellus and Haynesville shale wells is responsibly produced. The agreement includes select well pads in Northeast Pennsylvania and Northwest Louisiana, but the companies said the partnership…

April 14, 2021
Global Natural Gas Prices Inch Higher as Colder Weather Stokes Demand — LNG Recap

Global Natural Gas Prices Inch Higher as Colder Weather Stokes Demand — LNG Recap

Resilient demand in Asia and colder weather in Europe supported global natural gas prices at the start of the week, further strengthening the outlook for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports.  Both near-curve Title Transfer Facility and National Balancing Point contracts in Europe closed higher Monday. Temperatures across the continent are expected to trend cooler…

April 12, 2021
U.S. LNG Exports Hit Record High in March, with Strength Expected to Persist Through Summer

U.S. LNG Exports Hit Record High in March, with Strength Expected to Persist Through Summer

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports hit a record high in March of 6.64 million tons (Mt), according to market research firm Kpler, capping a volatile winter in which brutally cold weather across the northern hemisphere both increased demand and disrupted operations.  Kpler said U.S. exports in March finished 2.26 Mt higher than February, when…

April 8, 2021
Chevron Inks Another Deal to Supply LNG in Asia

Chevron Inks Another Deal to Supply LNG in Asia

Chevron Corp. said Wednesday that it has signed a binding sales and purchase agreement (SPA) to supply liquefied natural gas (LNG) to a utility in Hokkaido, Japan, beginning in 2022. Under the deal, affiliate Chevron U.S.A. Inc. would provide 500,000 tons of LNG from 2022 to 2026 to Hokkaido Gas Co. Ltd. With harsh winters,…

April 7, 2021
Vitol’s 2020 Oil, LNG Trading Dragged Down by Pandemic

Vitol’s 2020 Oil, LNG Trading Dragged Down by Pandemic

Global commodity trader Vitol said Tuesday its activity in the energy markets declined last year along with demand as the Covid-19 pandemic raged on.  The world’s top oil trader, and a dominant force in the still-developing liquefied natural gas (LNG) markets, saw both oil and LNG trading fall.  “The extraordinary market conditions in the initial…

April 6, 2021
European Demand Driving U.S. LNG Exports — LNG Recap

European Demand Driving U.S. LNG Exports — LNG Recap

Feed gas deliveries to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals have been near capacity, flowing at almost 12 Bcf each day over the last week. The European natural gas market is helping drive U.S. export demand. Prices on the continent closed higher last week. The Dutch Title Transfer Facility finished at $6.620/MMBtu and the…

April 5, 2021
Backlog at Suez Canal Clearing, with Few Impacts Seen on LNG Trade

Backlog at Suez Canal Clearing, with Few Impacts Seen on LNG Trade

The backlog of vessels at the Suez Canal was dwindling Thursday after a massive container ship was freed following a week-long blockade, and little impact was seen — for now — on the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade. As of Thursday, about 250 ships had transited the canal since Monday (March 29), down from…

April 1, 2021
CJ Express Expansion Signs on Golden Pass LNG for Additional Supply

CJ Express Expansion Signs on Golden Pass LNG for Additional Supply

A Midcoast Energy LLC subsidiary has brought the CJ Express pipeline expansion into service and inked a firm transportation deal with the Golden Pass liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Texas to provide additional feed gas to the terminal when it is complete.  The CJ Express was sanctioned last year. It added compression and…

April 1, 2021
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