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Nick Cunningham

Contributor since: 04 Nov 2013

Nick Cunningham

Nick Cunningham is a freelance writer on oil and gas, renewable energy, climate change, energy policy and geopolitics. He is based in Pittsburgh, PA.

Latest articles from Nick

  • What Will Trigger The Next Oil Price Crash?

    Published 23 September 2018 | viewed 8,638 times

    Are we nearing another financial crisis? The supply-side story for oil prices is heavily skewed to the upside, with production losses from Iran and Venezuela…

  • Is The Bakken Close To Breaking?

    Published 23 September 2018 | viewed 14,958 times

    While the Permian has experienced a drilling boom and has received tons of media attention, a lesser-known but still remarkable revival has been underway in…

  • Iran: We Won’t Let OPEC Boost Production

    Published 20 September 2018 | viewed 29,586 times

    It’s about that time again. WTI hits $70 per barrel and the tweet-rage is back. We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would…

  • The Biggest Risk In Today’s Oil Markets

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 16,768 times

    The oil market is “tightening up,” but the Trump administration could still spoil oil prices if its aggressive trade war against China drags down economic…

  • Iran Sanctions Are Damaging The Dollar

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 34,998 times

    Painful sanctions on Iran have demonstrated the long reach of the U.S. Treasury, forcing much of the globe to fall in line and cut oil…

  • Is The Shale Slowdown Overblown?

    Published 17 September 2018 | viewed 7,371 times

    The shale industry has hit a bit of a rough patch, with pipeline bottlenecks, cost inflation and a crowded field contributing to a drilling and…

  • The Age Of Electrification Has Arrived

    Published 17 September 2018 | viewed 9,725 times

    Electric vehicles continue to gain market share at an accelerating rate, but electrification could go even further, expanding into the realm of commercial trucking, marine…

  • Can India Afford To Cut Iranian Imports To Zero?

    Published 16 September 2018 | viewed 16,910 times

    India is set to cut its imports of oil from Iran by half over the next two months, which will put a significant dent in…

  • IEA: Tight Markets To Push Oil Prices Above $80

    Published 13 September 2018 | viewed 20,614 times

    The oil market is “tightening up,” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). At first glance, the headline figures don’t look…

  • California Just Signed The World’s Most Aggressive Climate Bill

    Published 12 September 2018 | viewed 11,176 times

    California just passed one of the most aggressive climate bills in history, making it the first large economy to mandate carbon-free electricity by 2045. The…

  • Can Oil Demand Really Peak Within 5 Years?

    Published 11 September 2018 | viewed 22,476 times

    Oil demand could peak as soon as five years from now. Predicting the point at which the world reaches peak oil demand has become something…

  • OPEC Outages Are Driving Up Oil Prices

    Published 10 September 2018 | viewed 18,350 times

    Geopolitics is once again driving oil prices, and after a pause this summer, tension and unrest could be back at the top of the agenda.…

  • Pipeline Problems In The Permian Are Overblown

    Published 10 September 2018 | viewed 14,979 times

    The Permian pipeline bottleneck continues to pinch the shale industry, forcing steep discounts for oil stuck in West Texas. Yet, the midstream constraints will be…

  • The Downside For Oil Is Limited

    Published 09 September 2018 | viewed 19,963 times

    More than two weeks of nearly uninterrupted price gains for crude oil ended this week, with the rally running out of steam. The question is…

  • Goldman: Don’t Expect A Major Oil Price Spike From IMO Regulations

    Published 08 September 2018 | viewed 12,515 times

    We are now a little over 15 months away from a major set of international regulations over maritime fuels, which have raised concerns about the…

  • The World’s No.1 Offshore Boom Is Facing Uncertainty

    Published 06 September 2018 | viewed 8,043 times

    The outcome of Brazil’s upcoming presidential election is astoundingly unclear, with scenarios that range from a winner from the far-right, center or left. The energy…

  • Iranian Oil Exports Plunge Despite ‘Creative Solutions’

    Published 06 September 2018 | viewed 9,141 times

    Iran’s oil exports have been falling much faster than expected, but Tehran is hoping to avoid the worst, deploying some creative solutions to keep exports…

  • Are Oil & Gas Executives Paid Based On Luck?

    Published 05 September 2018 | viewed 7,131 times

    Are oil and gas executives paid based on luck? That’s the premise of a new paper from the Energy Institute at Haas, which looks at…

  • Say Goodbye To Cheap Oil… For Now

    Published 04 September 2018 | viewed 61,599 times

    Oil prices will be much higher over the next few years than previously thought, according to a new report from Barclays. The investment bank significantly…

  • Emerging Market Contagion Threatens Oil Market

    Published 03 September 2018 | viewed 13,311 times

    The emerging market currency crisis is not over yet, and could yet morph into a broader contagion that threatens to drag down oil demand. Last…

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