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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

  • Mexico Proposes Energy Rules To Attract Investment

    Published 03 May 2014 | viewed 13,760 times

    The Mexican government has released its much-anticipated new rules on its oil sector, putting some meat on the bones of major energy reforms it announced…

  • Mixed Earnings Reports Suggest Big Oil May Have Peaked

    Published 01 May 2014 | viewed 10,832 times

    First-quarter earnings reports are in and the world’s biggest oil companies are reporting mixed results.ExxonMobil, the largest producer of natural gas in the U.S., reported…

  • How Spain And The Netherlands Could Ease EU’s Energy Dependence On Russia

    Published 29 April 2014 | viewed 6,586 times

    The simmering standoff in eastern Ukraine following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March has European policymakers looking for alternatives to Russian gas imports. One obvious…

  • Coal Increasingly Seen As Option For European Energy Security

    Published 26 April 2014 | viewed 13,412 times

    The crisis in Ukraine has thrust energy security to the top of the agenda in European capitals. With Russia accounting for almost one-third of Europe’s…

  • Why Alaska Increasingly Resembles A Petro-State

    Published 24 April 2014 | viewed 11,760 times

    Alaska has long been one of the United States’ largest producers of oil; it currently ranks fourth in oil production, with about 542,000 barrels per…

  • U.S. Oil Export Ban Unlikely To Be Scrapped Soon

    Published 22 April 2014 | viewed 6,229 times

    Whether or not the U.S. Congress decides to lift the ban on crude exports will largely depend on the trajectory of crude oil prices. Oil…

  • Russia’s Arctic Prize Won’t Be As Big As Many Think

    Published 19 April 2014 | viewed 10,458 times

    Gazprom sent its first shipment of oil from its controversial Russian Arctic offshore platform on April 18, a landmark event that Russian President Vladimir Putin…

  • Oil & Gas Industry and Locals Battle Over Fracking in Colorado

    Published 17 April 2014 | viewed 10,429 times

    The battle for the future of oil and gas drilling in the United States is playing out in Colorado as both the industry and environmental…

  • Is Natural Gas No Better than Coal?

    Published 15 April 2014 | viewed 8,925 times

    A new study by scientists from Purdue and Cornell suggests that the methane emissions from shale gas could be much higher than previously thought. The…

  • China to Ban High Sulfur Coal Imports

    Published 12 April 2014 | viewed 7,982 times

    In an effort to clean up the choking smog in many major Chinese cities, the Chinese government plans on banning imports of high sulfur coal.…

  • Russia Loses Leverage with China on Gas Deal

    Published 10 April 2014 | viewed 12,328 times

    Russian President Vladimir Putin obviously thinks that preventing Ukraine from moving closer to the West is a strategic interest and one that is important enough…

  • Ukraine Standoff Escalates, Could South Stream be in Doubt?

    Published 08 April 2014 | viewed 7,717 times

    When completed, the South Stream pipeline will run from Russia, underneath the Black Sea to Bulgaria, and on to Western Europe. It will carry Russian…

  • Coast Guard Finds Shell to Blame for Kulluk Incident

    Published 05 April 2014 | viewed 4,798 times

    On April 3, the Coast Guard published the findings of an investigation of the grounding of Royal Dutch Shell’s drilling ship on the Alaskan coast…

  • House Dems Want EPA to Reopen Investigation on Fracking

    Published 03 April 2014 | viewed 5,952 times

    Eight House Democrats sent a letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on April 1, requesting the agency reopen an investigation into the effects of…

  • How Crimea Hurts Russia

    Published 01 April 2014 | viewed 11,801 times

    Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, slowly but surely NATO added members in Eastern Europe. Likewise, the European Union opened up its doors to…

  • White House Targets Methane Emissions

    Published 29 March 2014 | viewed 9,366 times

    On March 28, the White House released a multi-pronged strategy to reduce methane emissions from a variety of sources, a step the administration says is…

  • A U.S.-Saudi Move to Lower Oil Prices?

    Published 27 March 2014 | viewed 16,176 times

    Could the U.S. unleash a flood of oil from the strategic petroleum reserve that would drive down prices in order to punish Russia? While the…

  • DOE Approves West Coast LNG Terminal

    Published 25 March 2014 | viewed 7,073 times

    The Department of Energy issued its conditional approval for a liquefied natural gas export terminal in Oregon on March 24. This marks the seventh overall…

  • Russia Looks East as Relations with Europe Deteriorate

    Published 22 March 2014 | viewed 12,021 times

    The standoff between the U.S. and the EU on one hand, and Russia on the other, intensified pretty quickly late last week. The U.S. quickly…

  • Outlook for Coal Darkens

    Published 20 March 2014 | viewed 7,589 times

    The coal market in the United States continues to shrink, dimming the industry’s future prospects. New data from the Energy Information Administration shows that planned…

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