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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.

Latest articles from Nick

  • Big Pivot In Energy Is Gaining Momentum

    Published 21 March 2019 | viewed 7,391 times

    For years, the oil and gas industry has boasted about the longevity and durability of oil and gas reserves despite growing signs that peak oil…

  • A Paradigm Shift In The Permian

    Published 21 March 2019 | viewed 18,323 times

    The U.S. shale industry is increasingly dominated by the oil majors, with small and medium-sized drillers under financial pressure. Shareholders, banks and other analysts are…

  • U.S. And China Hold Key To Higher Oil Prices

    Published 20 March 2019 | viewed 7,957 times

    Oil prices have broken new multi-month highs, but the next level up may largely depend on what happens between the U.S. and Chinese trade negotiations.…

  • Why OPEC’s Decision To Delay Makes Sense

    Published 19 March 2019 | viewed 7,798 times

    OPEC decided to maintain deeper cuts for the next few months, but it also decided to delay until June a decision on whether or not…

  • Why Canadian Oil Giants Won’t Expand Production Capacity

    Published 18 March 2019 | viewed 7,200 times

    The long-chronicled pipeline woes in Canada continue to bedevil the oil industry. Now, major Canadian companies are holding back on upstream production expansions because of…

  • “Perfect Storm” Drives Oil Prices Higher

    Published 18 March 2019 | viewed 39,676 times

    Oil prices have already hit four-month highs, forcing a range of analysts to overhaul their expectations for this year. “The latest Brent rally has brought…

  • Why This Oil Price Rally Has A Limit

    Published 17 March 2019 | viewed 19,675 times

    The crisis in Venezuela threatens to disrupt the global oil market, but OPEC has a much stronger base of spare capacity that offers a “supply…

  • Are Oil Markets Too Tight For Trump?

    Published 14 March 2019 | viewed 9,364 times

    Oil prices jumped to their highest level since November this week, and the Trump administration deserves a lot of the credit. Sanctions on Iran and…

  • Big Oil Is Backing Methane Regulation

    Published 14 March 2019 | viewed 7,223 times

    The oil industry has suddenly grown concerned about its methane emissions. In Houston, Shell executives urged the EPA to stick with federal regulations on methane.…

  • Oil Prices To Skyrocket If U.S. Shale Stalls

    Published 13 March 2019 | viewed 47,872 times

    A collapse of production in Venezuela, aggressive production curtailments from OPEC+, relatively strong demand and an economy humming along – and oil prices are still…

  • The Oil Industry Faces A ‘Crisis Of Confidence’

    Published 13 March 2019 | viewed 11,493 times

    The oil industry is starting to feel the pressure of climate change. Oil executives, by and large, have not been swayed to change their business…

  • Oil Markets See An Explosion Of Bullish News

    Published 12 March 2019 | viewed 26,758 times

    Oil prices jumped to two-week highs on Tuesday morning, rising on the back of severe outages in Venezuela and the ongoing production cuts from OPEC+.…

  • IEA: U.S. Shale To Seize Market Share In Next Decade

    Published 11 March 2019 | viewed 7,097 times

    The U.S. shale industry has been responsible for a tidal wave of oil production in recent years, and shale will increasingly dominate the oil market…

  • Blackout Shuts Down Venezuela’s Oil Exports

    Published 11 March 2019 | viewed 12,811 times

    Venezuela suffered a sweeping blackout last week, which threatens to cut off oil exports from the country. U.S. sanctions have already severely impacted oil operations,…

  • Is This A Precursor For Peak Oil Demand?

    Published 10 March 2019 | viewed 31,295 times

    The $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund of Norway may sell off all of its shares in oil producers. The move is a shot across the…

  • Two Largest Oil Price Benchmarks Are Set To Diverge

    Published 07 March 2019 | viewed 21,369 times

    Brent has gathered some momentum while WTI prices have shown just a little bit of hesitation. The difference in the price movements of the two…

  • Exxon Punished By Wall Street For Spending Strategy

    Published 07 March 2019 | viewed 8,542 times

    ExxonMobil plans to ramp up spending on multiple oil ventures over the next few years, an aggressive gambit to increase oil production and fatten profits.…

  • The Next Major Flashpoint For U.S. Shale

    Published 06 March 2019 | viewed 14,292 times

    Colorado is overhauling the laws governing how the oil and gas industry operates in the state. The legislation seeks to put more protections on public…

  • LNG To Win Big In U.S.-China Trade Deal

    Published 06 March 2019 | viewed 9,228 times

    The U.S. and China are closing in on a trade deal, and the result could be a lot more U.S. LNG heading east. Reports suggest…

  • Oil Majors Are Taking Over The Permian

    Published 05 March 2019 | viewed 37,224 times

    Drilling in the Permian has plateaued in recent months, but production is still growing. Crucially, Permian production is expected to continue to grow for years…

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