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Nick Cunningham

Contributor since: 04 Nov 2013

Nick Cunningham

Biography

Nick Cunningham is a Vermont-based writer on energy and environmental issues. You can follow him on twitter.

Latest articles from Nick

  • Saudi Reshuffle Could Completely Shake Up Oil Markets

    Published 22 June 2017 | viewed 27,896 times

    The power restructuring in Saudi Arabia this week led to the elevation of 31-year-old Mohammed bin Salman to crown prince, essentially ensuring that he will…

  • Is There Still Hope For Higher Oil Prices?

    Published 21 June 2017 | viewed 46,183 times

    Oil prices have cratered in recent weeks, dipping to their lowest levels in more than seven months and any sense of optimism has almost entirely…

  • Can U.S. Shale Survive Below $40?

    Published 21 June 2017 | viewed 17,842 times

    Many U.S. shale drillers have said that they have full-proofed their operations for $40 oil, having lowered breakeven prices substantially over the last few years.…

  • Oil Majors Snatch Up Mexican Oil Blocks

    Published 20 June 2017 | viewed 6,139 times

    Mexico hosted another oil auction on Monday, auctioning off shallow water oil and gas blocks to international companies. The auction was the latest in a…

  • Oil Markets Unmoved By Brewing Conflict In The Middle East

    Published 19 June 2017 | viewed 14,871 times

    The political standoff in the Middle East between Qatar and other powers in the Middle East enters its third week, and the conflict shows no…

  • Déjà Vu: Shale To Kill Oil Prices Once Again

    Published 18 June 2017 | viewed 44,595 times

    The U.S. shale industry is in danger of killing of the very rally that it had hoped to take advantage of. Shale production is up…

  • Solar And Wind Revolution Happening Much Faster Than Expected

    Published 15 June 2017 | viewed 18,472 times

    The clean energy revolution is unfolding even faster than previously thought, which will have massive ramifications not just for the solar and wind industry, but…

  • Oil Prices Fall As IEA Points At Poor Fundamentals

    Published 14 June 2017 | viewed 24,273 times

    Oil slumped again on Wednesday on a downbeat assessment from the IEA regarding the health of the oil market. After posting some relatively optimistic projections…

  • Big Oil's Pivot To Renewables Has Begun

    Published 14 June 2017 | viewed 11,878 times

    The prospect of peak oil demand has emerged as an increasingly possible reality, acknowledged even by some oil industry executives themselves. If and when oil…

  • Hedging Rush In U.S. Shale Could Send Prices Tanking

    Published 13 June 2017 | viewed 16,097 times

    The U.S. shale industry could add yet another dose of new supply in July, with the EIA projecting production growth of about 127,000 barrels per…

  • Oil Prices Are Set To Rebound

    Published 12 June 2017 | viewed 46,262 times

    The latest selloff in oil prices have left speculators in a predicament: The fundamentals continue to look poor with unimpressive drawdowns in crude oil stocks,…

  • Record Breaking U.S. Exports Could Hurt Oil Markets

    Published 11 June 2017 | viewed 14,102 times

    U.S. exports have spiked in recent weeks, upending longstanding trade flows. But while that may be good news for some U.S. drillers, the unusually high…

  • Is $50 Oil Still Realistic?

    Published 08 June 2017 | viewed 40,475 times

    Oil prices have plunged back to levels not seen since OPEC announced its original production cut deal last November. Prices have been falling since the…

  • Worst Hurricane Season In A Decade Threatens Gulf Coast Production

    Published 04 June 2017 | viewed 30,022 times

    2017 could be an “above-normal” year for large hurricanes, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), a potential problem for Gulf Coast oil…

  • Will Trump Push Back Against Putin’s Pipeline Play?

    Published 01 June 2017 | viewed 9,767 times

    Russia’s natural gas strategy in Europe is getting increased scrutiny from some U.S. lawmakers who worry about European energy dependence on their eastern neighbor. However,…

  • Has Permian Productivity Peaked?

    Published 31 May 2017 | viewed 25,767 times

    The U.S. shale industry might have just received a huge windfall with the nine-month extension of the OPEC cuts. Shale output was already expected to…

  • Exxon Suffers Stinging Defeat On Shareholder Climate Resolution

    Published 31 May 2017 | viewed 6,016 times

    ExxonMobil tried to beat back a move from shareholders to press the company to disclose its vulnerabilities to climate change and climate regulation, but it…

  • 4 Wildly Different Oil Price Scenarios For 2020

    Published 30 May 2017 | viewed 33,473 times

    After the nine-month extension of the OPEC deal, there is a growing consensus that oil might bounce around in the $50s and $60s for the…

  • Is This Saudi Arabia’s Newest Strategy To Boost Oil Prices?

    Published 29 May 2017 | viewed 59,536 times

    OPEC’s new strategy to balance the oil market is to cut oil exports to the U.S., a move intended to drain near-record-high crude oil inventories.…

  • Not OPEC, China Dictates The Oil Prices

    Published 28 May 2017 | viewed 39,837 times

    The OPEC deal will lead to an ongoing tightening of the crude oil market, putting a floor beneath crude prices in the $50s per barrel…

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