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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

  • The Genius Solution To The Electric Bus Problem

    Published 17 April 2019 | viewed 8,093 times

    The electric bus revolution is about to take off. While the prospect of major advances in electric buses receive a small fraction of the attention…

  • Libya’s Fragile Oil Renaissance Is Under Threat

    Published 17 April 2019 | viewed 6,236 times

    Libya’s oil production has yet to suffer disruptions, even as oil prices have climbed on fears of potential outages. However, the longer fighting drags on,…

  • The 2020 Elections Could Be A Turning Point For Oil & Gas

    Published 16 April 2019 | viewed 6,215 times

    Under the next president, U.S. oil and gas companies could lose access to fracking on federal lands. Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has proposed a…

  • Megadeal Triggers M&A Spree In The Permian

    Published 15 April 2019 | viewed 16,619 times

    Late last week, Chevron announced its decision to takeover Anadarko Petroleum for $33 billion, a deal that could mark a watershed moment for the Permian…

  • The Case For $100 Oil

    Published 15 April 2019 | viewed 37,433 times

    The odds of an oil price spike this year are much higher than the prevailing consensus in the market, according to a new report from…

  • ‘’Rock Solid’’ Chinese Demand Boosts Oil Prices

    Published 14 April 2019 | viewed 15,516 times

    The oil market is dramatically tighter than it was only a few months ago, driven by both supply cuts and outages, as well as by…

  • The Tipping Point In Trump’s Quest For Energy Dominance

    Published 14 April 2019 | viewed 7,670 times

    Trump signed two executive orders to streamline and speed up the permitting of oil and gas pipelines, a move intended to weaken states’ rights and…

  • Is This The End Of The OPEC Deal?

    Published 11 April 2019 | viewed 35,077 times

    Oil prices ran into a brick wall on Thursday, falling more than 1 percent on news that U.S. inventories jumped and OPEC may be considering…

  • Shale Jobs In Jeopardy Despite Oil Price Rally

    Published 10 April 2019 | viewed 13,634 times

    Oil prices are climbing to new heights, but many shale companies are not exactly riding high. U.S. shale drillers have run into a series of…

  • Goldman: Oil Prices Won’t Reach $80

    Published 10 April 2019 | viewed 24,476 times

    Oil prices soared in recent days, with Brent rising to its highest point since early November. The tightness in the market is real, but prices…

  • Smart Money Is Piling Into Oil

    Published 09 April 2019 | viewed 21,704 times

    Oil prices jumped to five-month highs this week, pushed higher by a bullish cocktail of supply outages, geopolitical unrest and a sputtering shale sector. The…

  • Oil Prices Spike On Libyan Violence

    Published 08 April 2019 | viewed 8,936 times

    The Libyan National Army (LNA) has launched a campaign to take over Tripoli and oust the internationally-recognized government, the latest phase in a long-running civil…

  • Has Brazil's Oil Boom Been Overstated?

    Published 08 April 2019 | viewed 8,536 times

    Recent hiccups for Brazilian oil supply call into question the growth projections for the country, with implications for the global oil market. Brazil’s oil production…

  • Saudis Threaten ‘Nuclear Option’ To Kill Petrodollar

    Published 07 April 2019 | viewed 80,338 times

    Saudi Arabia threatened to use the “nuclear option” of undermining the petro-dollar if the U.S. moves forward with the NOPEC bill. The U.S. Congress has…

  • The World’s Cheapest Natural Gas

    Published 04 April 2019 | viewed 34,504 times

    Natural gas prices fell into record negative territory in the Permian basin, dragged down by booming oil production and a limited ability to move gas…

  • Is This The End Of Colorado’s Shale Boom?

    Published 04 April 2019 | viewed 27,291 times

    Colorado has hosted a surge in oil and gas production in the last few years, but the industry faces new challenges as the state overhauls…

  • Shale Is In A Deep State Of Flux

    Published 03 April 2019 | viewed 25,518 times

    Oil prices are rising to their highest level in months, with WTI having topped $60 per barrel, but the U.S. shale industry is still showing…

  • Expect An Extension Of Iran Sanction Waivers

    Published 03 April 2019 | viewed 7,949 times

    With Iran sanctions waivers set to expire in a few weeks, the Trump administration faces a difficult task. Oil prices are once again on the…

  • Aramco’s Mythical Ghawar Field Could Be Its Weak Spot

    Published 02 April 2019 | viewed 15,622 times

    Some of the most secretive, highly-anticipated details about the Saudi oil industry have just been released. Saudi Aramco is preparing to launch a major bond…

  • Oil Prices Spike On Shale Slowdown

    Published 01 April 2019 | viewed 59,312 times

    The collapse of oil prices late last year, along with pressure from shareholders, has led to a slowdown in the U.S. shale industry. The EIA…

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