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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

  • The Global Oil Demand Driver That Is Being Ignored

    Published 04 July 2017 | viewed 57,164 times

      When looking at oil demand, oil market analysts focus overwhelmingly on passenger vehicles. One of the hottest debates today is over the prospect of…

  • Is The Second Shale Boom Grinding To A Halt?

    Published 03 July 2017 | viewed 28,207 times

    There are some early signs that the shale boom is once again coming to a halt, beaten back by another bear market. The oil rig…

  • Analysts See Oil Prices “Lower For Longer”

    Published 02 July 2017 | viewed 20,738 times

    The oil industry had hoped this would be the year the prices finally start to firm up. But the industry is having to once again…

  • Will Central Banks Derail The Shale Boom?

    Published 29 June 2017 | viewed 11,450 times

    The U.S. Federal Reserve has already increased interest rates several times, most recently in June, with promises to do much more. Rate hikes pose a…

  • Pipeline Bottleneck Halts Falling U.S. Oil Imports

    Published 28 June 2017 | viewed 11,904 times

    The U.S. has seen shale production rebound strongly, continuing a long-running trend towards higher oil production. The shale boom has helped the U.S. slash its…

  • $30 Oil Could Spark Contagion In Energy Markets

    Published 27 June 2017 | viewed 27,214 times

    If oil prices continue to fall, the financial damage could start to become a concern. A new analysts from Deutsche Bank finds that the high-yield…

  • Shale Rebound Runs Out Of Steam At $40 Oil

    Published 27 June 2017 | viewed 19,273 times

    The IEA recently predicted that U.S. shale would grow by at least 430,000 bpd this year, plus another 780,000 bpd in 2018. But those heady…

  • Have Hedge Funds Set Oil Markets Up For A Rebound?

    Published 26 June 2017 | viewed 18,196 times

    Hedge funds and other major investors have soured on oil prices, and the pessimistic turn has corresponded with the deep selloff in recent weeks. Since…

  • Oil Industry To Waste Trillions As Peak Demand Looms

    Published 25 June 2017 | viewed 47,349 times

    ExxonMobil and its peers risk blowing $2.3 trillion on oil projects that will not be needed if the world hits peak demand in the next…

  • Saudi Reshuffle Could Completely Shake Up Oil Markets

    Published 22 June 2017 | viewed 42,827 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 69,543 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 23,619 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 7,841 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 17,163 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 60,696 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 22,323 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 26,663 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 14,574 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 17,767 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 49,555 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,…

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