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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.

Ohio Regulators are Ready for Utica to Take Off

Ohio Regulators are Ready for Utica to Take Off

It’s no secret that exploration and production efforts in Ohio’s Utica Shale have been slowly gaining momentum in the last three years, but if you ask two of the state’s leading regulators, development is about to significantly escalate and they have their work cut out for them.

January 17, 2014

Pennsylvania Townships Challenge State’s Bid to Reverse Act 13 Ruling

Seven Pennsylvania Townships and a public advocacy group have filed an answer to the state’s request asking the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reconsider its decision ruling that parts of Act 13 are unconstitutional.

January 17, 2014

Environmentalists Protest Pa. Bill Endorsing Mine Water Use in Fracking

A group of 35 public advocacy and environmental organizations in Pennsylvania are calling on state senators there to either table or vote no on a bill that would limit the liability of oil and gas drillers that use polluted water from mines across the state to frack their wells.

January 17, 2014

Rex Reports Improving Appalachia Results With Better Well Mechanics

Rex Energy Corp. on Wednesday announced lower than expected capital expenditures for this year, while projecting a significant increase in production volumes from its assets in the Appalachian Basin as it gets a better grip on drilling and completion techniques in multiple formations.

January 16, 2014

Range’s Challenge to Township’s Ordinance Postponed While Parties Wait for More on Act 13

The zoning board of South Fayette, PA, has agreed with Range Resources Corp. to indefinitely postpone a hearing for the company’s challenge to a 2010 ordinance that essentially restricts drilling in the small township.

January 15, 2014

Appalachian Assets Lift Magnum’s Proved Reserves

Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. said Wednesday its estimated proved oil and natural gas reserves increased by 23% year/year in 2013, thanks in large part to Marcellus Shale assets in West Virginia.

January 15, 2014

Work to Update Pennsylvania Oil, Gas Regulations Continues Slowly

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) continues to move forward slowly with a set of proposed regulatory updates for the state’s oil and gas drillers with a series of public hearings scheduled throughout this month.

January 14, 2014

People

The Independent Petroleum Association of Americahas elected David R. Hill to serve as the organization’s next regional director in Ohio. Hill serves as vice president of the Ohio Oil and Gas Association and owns the oilfield services company David R. Hill Inc., which is located in the state. Hill will replace Jerry James, president of Ohio-based Artex Oil Co.

January 14, 2014

People

The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio said Chairman Todd A. Snitchler will not seek reappointment. Snitchler, who was appointed by Gov.John Kasich to lead the 320-person agency in 2011, said it was time to move on with his career. His term ends on April 10.

January 14, 2014

Drill Cuttings Draw Scrutiny in West Virginia; Debate Unfolds About Proper Disposal

The debate over air and water quality near horizontal drilling sites in West Virginia has given way in recent weeks to one surrounding the delivery and disposal of solid waste, such as drill cuttings, in landfills across the state.

January 13, 2014