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Nick Cunningham

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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.

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  • Oil Selloff Gives Trump More Room On Iran

    Published 17 July 2018 | viewed 8,417 times

    The Trump administration has been going back and forth over how hard it plans on pushing countries to cut their imports of Iranian oil to…

  • Trump’s Ultimate Move To Lower Gasoline Prices

    Published 16 July 2018 | viewed 16,599 times

    President Trump is reportedly considering tapping the strategic petroleum reserve to lower gasoline prices in an effort to neuter a political threat ahead of key…

  • Record Oil Production Doesn’t Free U.S. From Global Market

    Published 15 July 2018 | viewed 10,981 times

    In the first week of July, U.S. net imports of petroleum products fell to just 1.670 million barrels per day (mb/d), the lowest weekly total…

  • Record Oil Production Won’t Free The U.S. From Global Markets

    Published 13 July 2018 | viewed 6,673 times

    In the first week of July, U.S. net imports of petroleum products fell to just 1.670 million barrels per day (mb/d), the lowest weekly total…

  • This Oil Price Crash Was Just A Correction

    Published 12 July 2018 | viewed 48,508 times

    The oil market is “stretched to the limit” despite the fact that OPEC+ agreed to ramp up production following their meeting last month, according to…

  • No End In Sight For Venezuela’s Oil Crisis

    Published 12 July 2018 | viewed 18,644 times

    Venezuela’s oil production plunged by another 47,500 barrels per day (bpd) in June, compared to a month earlier. An exodus of workers and field shut…

  • Oil Prices Crash As Libya Resumes Production

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 44,831 times

    Oil prices fell sharply on Wednesday on news that Libya was suddenly set to restore hundreds of thousands of barrels per day, and the U.S.…

  • Spare Capacity: The Biggest Mystery In Oil Markets

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 19,140 times

    With around 2.5 million barrels per day (mb/d) of Iranian supply targeted by the Trump administration, how will the oil market cope with the losses?…

  • U.S. Sanctions Could Add $50 To Oil Prices

    Published 09 July 2018 | viewed 34,749 times

    The oil industry might not be able to produce enough oil to meet global demand in a few years’ time. To be sure, much of…

  • Iran Sanctions Are Different This Time

    Published 09 July 2018 | viewed 17,837 times

    The Trump administration is trying to replicate the Obama-era strategy of shutting in Iranian oil exports as a way to pressure the regime into making…

  • How Bad Is Iran’s Oil Situation?

    Published 08 July 2018 | viewed 56,109 times

    The U.S. government has continued its attempts to shut down Iran’s oil exports, and in recent days Iranian officials responded by threatening to block the…

  • Do Trump’s Tweets Point To Another Oil Crisis?

    Published 05 July 2018 | viewed 32,587 times

    President Trump spent part of his July 4 holiday shouting at OPEC on twitter, demanding lower gasoline prices. The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas…

  • Goldman: Trade War Won’t Derail Oil Prices

    Published 05 July 2018 | viewed 10,880 times

    U.S. tariffs are set to take effect on China on Friday, with China promising immediate retaliation, kicking off the next phase of the trade war.…

  • Trump Is Fracturing OPEC

    Published 04 July 2018 | viewed 24,076 times

    President Trump is fracturing OPEC. Trump’s tweet over the weekend that Saudi Arabia agreed to add 2 million barrels per day (mb/d) of supply confused…

  • Can China Save Venezuela’s Collapsing Oil Industry?

    Published 04 July 2018 | viewed 13,834 times

    China is throwing Venezuela a lifeline, although it is unlikely to pull the country back from the abyss. China Development Bank will reportedly invest $250…

  • Permian Bottlenecks Come At The Worst Moment

    Published 03 July 2018 | viewed 16,634 times

    The growing number of supply outages around the world are causing the oil market to become a lot more volatile, putting extra emphasis on every…

  • Mexico’s New President Has The Energy Sector On Edge

    Published 02 July 2018 | viewed 14,510 times

    Mexico’s historic energy reforms are now in focus with a change in administrations on the way. Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) won a landslide victory…

  • Saudi Arabia Won’t Bring 2 Million Bpd Online

    Published 02 July 2018 | viewed 38,680 times

    President Trump said in a tweet on Saturday that Saudi Arabia agreed to boost oil production by 2 million barrels per day (mb/d), a claim…

  • The Biggest Risk For Natural Gas Markets

    Published 01 July 2018 | viewed 20,137 times

    Natural gas inventories in the U.S. are at their lowest level since 2014 for this time of year, raising the possibility that the country enters…

  • Oil Rallies On Libyan Oil Crisis

    Published 01 July 2018 | viewed 16,936 times

    The oil supply disruption in Libya could last a little longer than previously thought, threatening to tighten global supplies at a time when a supply…

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