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Jamison Cocklin

Jamison Cocklin joined the staff of NGI in November 2013 to cover the Appalachian Basin. He was appointed Senior Editor, LNG in October 2019, and then to Managing Editor, LNG in February 2024. Prior to joining NGI, he worked as a 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.

Industry Rails Against Biden LNG Pause With Research on Environmental Advantages

Industry Rails Against Biden LNG Pause With Research on Environmental Advantages

U.S. natural gas trade groups this week unveiled a study to demonstrate that American LNG is mostly better for the environment than competing fossil fuels in overseas markets as they continue to push back against the Biden administration’s pause on export project authorizations. “American natural gas is not only critical to our economy, but it…

April 17, 2024
Equitrans Agrees to $1.1M Fine for Major 2022 Natural Gas Storage Well Leak in Pennsylvania

Equitrans Agrees to $1.1M Fine for Major 2022 Natural Gas Storage Well Leak in Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has fined Equitrans Midstream Corp. $1.1 million for a storage well that leaked 1 Bcf of natural gas into the atmosphere for more than 10 days in November 2022.  In all, 223 tons of carbon dioxide, 27,040 tons of methane and 106 tons of volatile organic compounds (VOC)…

April 15, 2024
Risk of Broader Middle East Conflict Keeps Global Natural Gas Market on Edge – LNG Recap

Risk of Broader Middle East Conflict Keeps Global Natural Gas Market on Edge – LNG Recap

Global natural gas prices were stable Monday despite Iran’s unprecedented attack on Israel as the market assessed whether a broader conflict could break out in the Middle East.  The May Title Transfer Facility contract in Europe climbed 1% to finish near $9.70/MMBtu, adding to the strongest gains last week since October amid rising geopolitical tensions.…

April 15, 2024
Golden Pass Pipeline Cleared to Start Partial Service

Golden Pass Pipeline Cleared to Start Partial Service

Federal regulators have authorized partial service to start on a small stretch of the pipeline that would feed natural gas to the Golden Pass LNG export project under construction south of Port Arthur, TX. FERC approved Golden Pass Pipeline LLC’s (GPPL) request to start service on the MP 69 Compressor Station Free Flow Line. The…

April 15, 2024
Freeport Again Restarts Train 3 After Unplanned Outage – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

Freeport Again Restarts Train 3 After Unplanned Outage – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

NO. 1: Freeport LNG Development LP said Train 3 at its export plant on the upper Texas coast tripped offline late Tuesday due to an issue with the ventilation flow meter. The train, which only recently came back online after a lengthy outage, was restarted Wednesday, according to a regulatory filing with the Texas Commission…

April 11, 2024
Environmental Groups Keep Pressure on Biden Amid LNG Export License Pause

Environmental Groups Keep Pressure on Biden Amid LNG Export License Pause

More than 100 environmental and grassroots groups sent a letter to the Biden administration this week urging the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to conduct a “robust analysis” of the LNG supply chain before the pause on new export authorizations is lifted. The organizations argued in the letter that the DOE has relied too long…

April 10, 2024
Geopolitical Tensions Push TTF Higher, but Cargoes Flow to Asia Amid Unchanged Fundamentals – LNG Recap

Geopolitical Tensions Push TTF Higher, but Cargoes Flow to Asia Amid Unchanged Fundamentals – LNG Recap

LNG cargoes continue to flow to Asia as injections get underway in Europe, where the market is well stocked and demand is low.  Asia has imported 93.8 million tons (Mt) of liquefied natural gas year-to-date, up 8% over the same time last year, according to Kpler data. Meanwhile, European imports of the super-chilled fuel are…

April 8, 2024
Plaquemines LNG Pipeline Project Cleared to Start Service 

Plaquemines LNG Pipeline Project Cleared to Start Service 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has cleared Enbridge Inc. subsidiary Texas Eastern Transmission LP (Tetco) to start service on the Venice Extension pipeline project that would serve the Plaquemines LNG export facility under construction in Louisiana.  The Venice Extension would expand the Tetco system with a new three-mile, 36-inch diameter pipeline in Louisiana to move…

April 5, 2024
Russian LNG Output Reportedly Down Amid Western Sanctions – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

Russian LNG Output Reportedly Down Amid Western Sanctions – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

NO. 1: The Biden administration has rejected a proposal from House Speaker Mike Johnson (R-LA) to tie a national security package to a temporary pause on new LNG export authorizations.  Johnson reportedly wanted to advance aid for Ukraine and Israel in exchange for lifting the pause imposed in January by the Biden administration. The administration…

April 4, 2024
Asian LNG Imports on the Rise as Restocking Season Gets Underway – LNG Recap

Asian LNG Imports on the Rise as Restocking Season Gets Underway – LNG Recap

Asia is attracting more LNG cargoes as spot prices remain low and Europe enters the injection season with a plump storage cushion. While Europe’s liquefied natural gas imports dropped 20% to 9.05 million tons (Mt) last month, Asia’s jumped 12% to 24.3 Mt, according to Kpler data. China, Japan and South Korea led the region’s…

April 1, 2024
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