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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.

More Construction Issues Reported at Golden Pass – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

More Construction Issues Reported at Golden Pass – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

NO. 1: The Zachry Group told its hourly construction workers in an email this week not to show up at the Golden Pass LNG site in Texas until further notice.  The company said in a statement it was working through “temporary constraints” at the site, while media reports said there was a fuel shortage for…

May 9, 2024
Global Natural Gas Prices Rise as Competition for Cargoes Intensifies – LNG Recap

Global Natural Gas Prices Rise as Competition for Cargoes Intensifies – LNG Recap

Global natural gas prices continued to climb on Monday amid hotter weather, supply constraints and increasing competition among buyers.  The prompt Dutch Title Transfer Facility gained 4% Monday to finish just above $10/MMBtu. The contract increased by 9% last week, when the Japan-Korea Marker also climbed by 3%. Extreme heat has gripped South and Southeast…

May 6, 2024
Cheniere Execs See Ample Global Demand for Coming LNG Supply Wave

Cheniere Execs See Ample Global Demand for Coming LNG Supply Wave

Cheniere Energy Inc. expects the global natural gas market to accommodate the coming influx of LNG volumes expected to hit the water by the end of the decade as it continues to make progress on three of its own projects.  “We acknowledge that the global capacity under construction today plus what may reach [final investment…

May 3, 2024
ConocoPhillips Exploring Sale of Port Arthur LNG Equity Stake Amid Broader Global Ambitions

ConocoPhillips Exploring Sale of Port Arthur LNG Equity Stake Amid Broader Global Ambitions

ConocoPhillips management confirmed Thursday that it may sell part of its 30% equity stake in the first 1.8 Bcf/d phase of Sempra Infrastructure’s Port Arthur LNG export plant under construction southeast of Houston.  “With regard to Port Arthur, look, we’ve had some inbounds on the equity interest we have,” CEO Ryan Lance said during a…

May 3, 2024
Labor Crunch Could Push Back Golden Pass Start-Up – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

Labor Crunch Could Push Back Golden Pass Start-Up – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

NO. 1: Golden Pass LNG’s timeline for starting production could slip further into 2025. A shortage of skilled workers and other construction issues are reportedly causing delays.  Market speculation about the project has grown this week as traders continue to watch U.S. export projects along the Gulf Coast for signs of new demand later this…

May 2, 2024
Qatar Continues Push to Secure LNG Shipping Ahead of North Field Expansion 

Qatar Continues Push to Secure LNG Shipping Ahead of North Field Expansion 

QatarEnergy has signed another three agreements to secure even more LNG shipping, this time chartering what the company calls QC-Max vessels that would be built in China.  QatarEnergy signed long-term charter party agreements for four liquefied natural gas vessels from China Merchants Group, three vessels from Shandong Marine Group and two vessels from China LNG…

May 1, 2024
Chesapeake ‘Encouraged’ by Natural Gas Demand Signals as Production Cuts Continue

Chesapeake ‘Encouraged’ by Natural Gas Demand Signals as Production Cuts Continue

Chesapeake Energy Corp. said Wednesday it would continue to curtail natural gas output until demand rebounds, forecasting another 400 MMcf/d of cuts in the second quarter.  The company first announced the cuts in February and said they would mostly come by not turning wells in progress to sales. Chesapeake curbed 200 MMcf/d of output during…

May 1, 2024
Prices Linked to Natural Gas Hubs Continue to Dominate Global Trade, IGU Says

Prices Linked to Natural Gas Hubs Continue to Dominate Global Trade, IGU Says

Natural gas buying at prices linked to dominant benchmarks like Henry Hub, the Japan-Korea Marker and the Title Transfer Facility last year again outpaced purchases linked to oil prices in a trend being driven largely by LNG trade growth, according to the International Gas Union (IGU). Between 2005 and 2023, the share of global gas-on-gas…

April 30, 2024
Freeport Restart Pushes Global Natural Gas Prices Lower – LNG Recap 

Freeport Restart Pushes Global Natural Gas Prices Lower – LNG Recap 

European and Asian natural gas prices fell Monday as supply constraints eased, mainly at Freeport LNG on the upper Texas coast, which has restarted one of its three trains. Feed gas flows to the facility ticked upward over the weekend and were nominated Monday at nearly 800 MMcf/d, or their highest level in three weeks.…

April 29, 2024
Freeport Outage Cuts Into TotalEnergies’ First Quarter LNG Sales

Freeport Outage Cuts Into TotalEnergies’ First Quarter LNG Sales

TotalEnergies SE said Friday that its LNG sales decreased in the first quarter mainly due to lower demand in Europe and an unplanned outage at the Freeport export terminal on the upper Texas coast.  The company has 2.2 million tons (Mt) of annual tolling capacity at Freeport’s Train 3, which was offline most of the…

April 29, 2024