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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 to oversee NGI's LNG Insight. 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.

EU Leaders Unveil ‘Safety Ceiling’ to Protect Against Volatile Natural Gas Price Swings

EU Leaders Unveil ‘Safety Ceiling’ to Protect Against Volatile Natural Gas Price Swings

The European Commission (EC) has proposed a bloc-wide ceiling on natural gas prices linked to Europe’s benchmark in an effort to stanch massive financial volatility, potentially sending ripple effects across global gas markets. In a proposal outlined by the European Union’s (EU) executive branch Tuesday, the Commission could institute a “safety price” mechanism by the…

November 22, 2022
U.S. Agrees to Boost UK’s LNG Imports Via ‘Energy Security’ Partnership

U.S. Agrees to Boost UK’s LNG Imports Via ‘Energy Security’ Partnership

The U.S. government has committed to exporting up to 353 Bcf of natural gas to the UK next year as part of a strategic partnership aimed at strengthening commodity markets in Europe. As a part of the initiative disclosed Wednesday, called the UK-US Energy Security and Affordability Partnership, the countries have formed a joint action…

December 7, 2022
EU Rolls Out LNG Reference Price Before TTF Cap Takes Effect

EU Rolls Out LNG Reference Price Before TTF Cap Takes Effect

The European Union (EU) has published the first LNG reference price for use in a market control mechanism to cap natural gas prices under regulations that take effect later this month.  The reference price is an average of several liquefied natural gas indexes and benchmark prices that will be used to trigger the cap if…

February 3, 2023
Demand Reduction, Term LNG Supplies Among Keys to Coming Winters in Europe, Bruegel Says

Demand Reduction, Term LNG Supplies Among Keys to Coming Winters in Europe, Bruegel Says

Europe must continue cutting its natural gas consumption this year and act quickly to secure additional supplies if it expects to make it through next winter, according to Brussels-based think tank Bruegel. The European Union (EU) must cut demand this year by 13% from the previous five-year average through at least Oct. 1, Bruegel said…

February 3, 2023

FERC Approves More Commissioning Work at Freeport LNG – The Offtake

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has cleared Freeport LNG Development LP to introduce feed gas to Train 3 for commissioning and cool down. It also has granted permission to cool down the main rundown line that extends from the liquefaction trains to the liquefied natural gas tank area.

February 2, 2023
Oman Continues to Advance LNG Supply Agreements in Latest Deal With Botas

Oman Continues to Advance LNG Supply Agreements in Latest Deal With Botas

Oman has agreed to provide Turkey’s Botas with LNG beginning in 2025, continuing a streak of supply agreements that began last year as the nation looks to increase output of the super-chilled fuel. Oman LNG LLC would supply 1 million metric tons/year (mmty) to state-owned Botas over a 10-year term from its Qalhat liquefaction facility…

February 1, 2023
Freeport LNG Ready to Introduce Feed Gas to Train 3 For First Time in Months

Freeport LNG Ready to Introduce Feed Gas to Train 3 For First Time in Months

Freeport LNG Development LP has requested FERC’s approval to reintroduce feed gas to one of its three trains more than seven months after a fire and explosion knocked the Texas plant offline. In a filing on Monday, Freeport also said that it has successfully cooled down its Loop 1 transfer piping so it can move…

January 31, 2023
U.S. Natural Gas Prices Hit Lowest Point Since 2021 – LNG Recap

U.S. Natural Gas Prices Hit Lowest Point Since 2021 – LNG Recap

U.S. natural gas prices continued to slide Monday after hitting their lowest point since 2021 last week, following other global benchmarks lower during a warm winter. Henry Hub fell below $3/MMBtu last week for the first time since May 2021. The March contract closed at $2.677 on Monday. Warm weather, a strong rebound in U.S.…

January 30, 2023
ICE to Launch Alternative TTF Market in Response to EU Natural Gas Price Cap

ICE to Launch Alternative TTF Market in Response to EU Natural Gas Price Cap

Intercontinental Exchange Inc. (ICE) said Friday it would launch a market for trading Title Transfer Facility (TTF) contracts in London that are subject to the European Union (EU) cap on the continent’s gas benchmark that takes effect next month. “ICE’s purpose is to create markets to allow our customers to manage their risk and we…

January 27, 2023
Shell Delivers First Carbon-Neutral LNG Cargo to Taiwan Under International Framework

Shell Delivers First Carbon-Neutral LNG Cargo to Taiwan Under International Framework

An affiliate of Shell plc has delivered the first emissions-neutral cargo under a framework launched last year by the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL) to better standardize shipments.  GIIGNL said the pilot cargo was supplied by Chevron Corp.’s Gorgon export facility in Australia to state-owned CPC Corp. in Taiwan.  “This pilot shipment has helped…

January 24, 2023
TTF Trades Sideways as Natural Gas Fundamentals Remain Unchanged – LNG Recap

TTF Trades Sideways as Natural Gas Fundamentals Remain Unchanged – LNG Recap

The European natural gas market was unfazed by colder weather and weak deliveries from Russia and Norway on Monday, when prices dropped amid a broader outlook that remains largely unchanged. Lower temperatures in Northwest Europe are forecast this week, while freezing temperatures and a drop in wind power in the UK prompted the grid operator…

January 23, 2023
Transco’s Appalachian Natural Gas Expansion Facing Early Opposition 

Transco’s Appalachian Natural Gas Expansion Facing Early Opposition 

FERC has issued a certificate to the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co. LLC (Transco) Regional Energy Access Expansion Project (REAE), but environmental groups are planning to oppose it.  The project would expand natural gas capacity from the shale fields of Northeast Pennsylvania to other delivery points in the state, along with those in New Jersey…

January 20, 2023
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