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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.

Ohio House GOP Nixes Governor’s Severance Tax Proposal

Republican leadership in the Ohio House of Representatives on Tuesday unveiled their version of the state’s two-year operating budget, which would cut nearly all of the tax reforms proposed by Gov. John Kasich, including a 6.5% severance tax on unconventional oil and natural gas production.

April 15, 2015
Magnum Hunter 1Q Output Comes Up Short

Magnum Hunter 1Q Output Comes Up Short

While Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. increased its year-over-year production by 66% to 163.6 MMcfe/d in the first quarter, the company failed to meet Wall Street’s broader expectations after a bumpy finish to 2014 that found it pulling back in the face of falling commodity prices.

April 15, 2015
Eclipse Decides Against JV Partner; Riding It Out With Lower Capex

Eclipse Decides Against JV Partner; Riding It Out With Lower Capex

After three months of negotiations with several undisclosed parties, Eclipse Resources Corp. has ruled out a joint venture (JV). The company said Wednesday it has sufficient liquidity to develop its assets alone and will defer a partnership until commodity prices improve.

April 14, 2015

Pennsylvania Oil/Gas Trade Groups Step-Up Fight Against State Regulators

The Pennsylvania Independent Oil and Gas Association (PIOGA) is considering legal action against Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration for a series of moves that led to changes at the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and new draft rules for the industry that are expected to be implemented next year.

April 14, 2015

Williams Gathering, Condensate Pipelines in West Virginia Damaged During Storm

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (WVDEP) confirmed that at least one condensate pipeline in Marshall County was damaged during inclement weather that rolled through the region late last week, causing a spill into a nearby creek.

April 13, 2015
Rover NatGas Pipeline Sues For Survey Access in Michigan

Rover NatGas Pipeline Sues For Survey Access in Michigan

In the latest legal challenge over pipeline development in the region, Rover Pipeline LLC has filed more than a dozen lawsuits in three southern Michigan counties against landowners who have denied the company access to their property for surveys.

April 13, 2015

Trans Energy to Sell One-Third of Its Marcellus Shale Assets in $71M Deal

Marcellus Shale pure-play operator Trans Energy Inc. announced a deal late Thursday to sell one-third of its net acreage in West Virginia to an undisclosed buyer for $71.3 million.

April 10, 2015

Consol Energy Cutting Jobs in Natural Gas Division

Consol Energy Inc. said it is cutting its Appalachian Basin workforce, confirming layoffs in its gas division and joining several of its peers across the country that have recently announced similar plans aimed at reducing costs amid the commodities downturn.

April 10, 2015

Pennsylvania Fines Columbia Gas Transmission For Clean Streams Violations

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has announced a $150,000 settlement with Columbia Gas Transmission LLC for multiple violations of the Clean Streams Law during construction of a natural gas pipeline in the northeast part of the state.

April 10, 2015

Ohio Injection Wells Not Likely Source of Large Oil Waste Spill

Five injection wells near Youngstown, OH, that were thought to be the source of a roughly 2,000 gallon spill of oil and other waste into a pond and wetland have for now been ruled out, with state investigators attributing the spill to winter run-off from a nearby salvage yard.

April 9, 2015