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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.

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
Hammerfest, Freeport Outages Send Global Natural Gas Prices Higher – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

Hammerfest, Freeport Outages Send Global Natural Gas Prices Higher – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market

NO. 1: A gas leak at the Hammerfest LNG export terminal in Norway that occurred during maintenance has shut the plant down until Friday. The facility, which is operated by Equinor ASA was evacuated Tuesday, and the leak has since been stopped. The cause is under investigation. Hammerfest is Europe’s only large-scale export terminal. It…

April 25, 2024
EQT Plans MVP Expansion to Serve Data Center Boom in Southeast

EQT Plans MVP Expansion to Serve Data Center Boom in Southeast

EQT Corp. said it would continue cutting 1 Bcf/d of production as U.S. natural gas prices remain near four-year lows, but management anticipates strong power generation demand in the coming years that has it planning an expansion of the Mountain Valley Pipeline (MVP). After a seven-year battle and a congressional mandate rescued the system from…

April 24, 2024
EU Energy Watchdog Says LNG Demand Could Peak This Year

EU Energy Watchdog Says LNG Demand Could Peak This Year

The European Union’s (EU) LNG demand is likely to peak this year and buyers on the continent are likely to be over-contracted by 2030 as efforts to displace Russian natural gas over the last two years have been successful, according to the bloc’s energy watchdog.  Since 2022, when Russia invaded Ukraine and cut off gas…

April 24, 2024
Texas LNG Plans to Start Construction This Year After EQT Tolling Deal Expanded

Texas LNG Plans to Start Construction This Year After EQT Tolling Deal Expanded

EQT Corp. has expanded an agreement to ultimately give it 2 million metric tons/year (mmty) of natural gas liquefaction capacity at Glenfarne Energy Transition LLC’s proposed export plant in Brownsville, TX. EQT, the largest U.S. natural gas producer, has signed another heads of agreement with Glenfarne for 1.5 mmty of tolling capacity at Texas LNG…

April 23, 2024
Global Natural Gas Prices Stable as Fears Ease Over Middle East Conflict – LNG Recap

Global Natural Gas Prices Stable as Fears Ease Over Middle East Conflict – LNG Recap

Asian and European natural gas prices declined Monday as geopolitical tensions in the Middle East eased and the supply outlook strengthened. Prices were stable last week when the market shrugged off the impacts of attacks carried out by Israel and Iran. With no apparent threat to production in the Eastern Mediterranean or shipping in the…

April 22, 2024
Oman Continues LNG Supply Push With Two New Deals – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market 

Oman Continues LNG Supply Push With Two New Deals – Three Things to Know About the LNG Market 

NO. 1: Feed gas deliveries to U.S. LNG export plants ticked back up on Thursday after recent downturns as maintenance season gets underway. Overall, U.S. feed gas demand was nominated at 10.8 Bcf, up 5% from Wednesday. Nominations for the Freeport liquefied natural gas export terminal in Texas on Thursday were at 276 MMcf, or…

April 18, 2024
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