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Nick Cunningham

Contributor since: 04 Nov 2013

Nick Cunningham

Nick Cunningham is an independent journalist, covering oil and gas, energy and environmental policy, and international politics. He is based in Portland, Oregon. 

Latest articles from Nick

  • IEA: An Oil Glut Is Inevitable In 2020

    Published 12 December 2019 | viewed 24,613 times

    Despite the OPEC+ cuts, the oil market is still facing a supply surplus in 2020, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency…

  • Chevron’s $11 Billion Write Down Is A Warning For The Oil Industry

    Published 11 December 2019 | viewed 44,762 times

    Chevron said that it would write down $11 billion in assets in the fourth quarter, much of which is tied to natural gas in Appalachia.…

  • The $20 Trillion Threat That Could Trigger The Next Financial Meltdown

    Published 10 December 2019 | viewed 18,235 times

    Trillions of dollars of market value could go up in smoke due to climate change. The damage hits the global economy in multiple ways. The…

  • OPEC Deal Could Send Oil To $70

    Published 09 December 2019 | viewed 41,682 times

    The OPEC+ deal could push oil prices back to $70 per barrel next year, assuming all goes according to plan. The combination of raising the…

  • The Danger Of Deeper OPEC+ Cuts

    Published 08 December 2019 | viewed 35,644 times

    OPEC+ agreed to cut production by 500,000 bpd, sending oil prices higher on Friday. During mid-day trading, WTI was just shy of $60 per barrel,…

  • An OPEC+ Surprise Cut Is Looking Increasingly Likely

    Published 05 December 2019 | viewed 11,214 times

    OPEC+ is considering deepening cuts by as much as 500,000 bpd, a more aggressive effort to head off a supply surplus in 2020. The rumors…

  • Shale’s Debt-Fueled Drilling Boom Is Coming To An End

    Published 04 December 2019 | viewed 70,186 times

    The financial struggles of the U.S. shale industry are becoming increasingly hard to ignore, but drillers in Appalachia are in particularly bad shape. The Permian…

  • What To Expect From The European Green New Deal

    Published 03 December 2019 | viewed 5,508 times

    The European Union is set to ratchet up its climate ambition, overhauling continent-wide regulation aimed at slashing greenhouse gas emissions. The urgency is palpable as…

  • Will The OPEC Meeting Yield A Bullish Surprise?

    Published 02 December 2019 | viewed 29,766 times

    Oil prices fell sharply on Friday on rumors that OPEC would decline to deepen the production cuts, but the rumor mill continues to churn. Over…

  • Two Factors To Upend Oil Markets In 2020

    Published 24 November 2019 | viewed 67,009 times

    The major forecasters see an oil supply surplus next year, but those bearish outlooks largely depend on the health of U.S. shale growth in 2020,…

  • Has U.S. Shale Seen Its Profits Peak?

    Published 21 November 2019 | viewed 12,373 times

    For the U.S. shale industry, the third quarter was more of the same: new record highs in oil production, but another quarter of negative cash…

  • Fracking Under Fire In California

    Published 20 November 2019 | viewed 9,852 times

    California Governor Gavin Newsom just dealt a blow to the oil industry, placing a temporary moratorium on new fracking permits in the state until scientists…

  • Is Big Oil Wasting Its Time in The US Shale Patch?

    Published 19 November 2019 | viewed 24,361 times

    Growth in the U.S. shale industry is dramatically slowing down, with cash-strapped drillers slashing spending and scrapping rigs. At the same time, the oil majors…

  • The Worst Is Over For Oil Markets

    Published 18 November 2019 | viewed 63,335 times

    Some analysts see the world dodging a recession next year, which provides some upward room for oil prices. Last week, the IEA warned last week…

  • All Eyes On OPEC As Another Oil Glut Looms

    Published 17 November 2019 | viewed 64,633 times

    OPEC+ is facing a steep challenge as it prepares to gather in Vienna next month. Global oil supply could continue to rise at a rapid…

  • The Uncertain Fate Of U.S. Shale In 2020

    Published 14 November 2019 | viewed 21,811 times

    There is quite a bit of disagreement over how much U.S. shale will grow next year, and a lot hinges on the magnitude of the…

  • IEA Sees $90 Crude Ahead Of Oil’s Downfall

    Published 13 November 2019 | viewed 96,521 times

    Global oil demand will plateau around 2030, according to a major new report, but the decline in demand is way too slow to head off…

  • The EIA Is Grossly Overestimating U.S. Shale

    Published 12 November 2019 | viewed 50,382 times

    The prevailing wisdom that sees explosive and long-term potential for U.S. shale may rest on some faulty and overly-optimistic assumptions, according to a new report.…

  • The Cure For Low Gas Prices Is Low Gas Prices

    Published 11 November 2019 | viewed 17,677 times

    Natural gas production could begin to slow in the U.S. after a decade of relentless growth. Financial stress continues to sweep over the industry, and…

  • Saudi Arabia's Final Attempt To Boost Aramco's Valuation

    Published 08 November 2019 | viewed 44,284 times

    Saudi Arabia is gearing up for the Aramco IPO, pulling out all the stops to boost the company’s valuation. But it’s a desperate attempt that…

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