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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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  • Trudeau Declares Climate Emergency... Then Approves Major Oil Pipeline

    Published 19 June 2019 | viewed 3,694 times

    Canada declared a national climate emergency on Monday. The next day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau gave the greenlight to a massive oil sands pipeline. The…

  • New York On The Verge Of Passing Very Aggressive Clean Energy Bill

    Published 19 June 2019 | viewed 2,897 times

    New York is on the verge of passing the most ambitious climate bill in the U.S. to date, a down payment on a Green New…

  • Oil Markets Ignore A World On The Brink Of War

    Published 18 June 2019 | viewed 12,335 times

    U.S.-Iran tension continues to rise over the attacked tankers in the Gulf of Oman, but oil traders no longer seem to be paying attention. U.S.…

  • The Oil Price Risk Analysts Are Ignoring

    Published 17 June 2019 | viewed 22,872 times

    Oil prices have given up some of the gains from last week’s oil tanker attack in the Gulf of Oman, with recession fears outweighing geopolitical…

  • Supply Woes Keep Oil Prices Subdued

    Published 17 June 2019 | viewed 6,214 times

    The fundamentals seem to be heading in the wrong direction for oil prices, with demand weakening even as supply continues to exceed expectations. The result…

  • Oil Markets Shrug Off Gulf Of Oman Tanker Attacks

    Published 14 June 2019 | viewed 5,875 times

    Tensions are soaring again the Middle East after two oil tankers were attacked in the Gulf of Oman. The U.S. released a video that purportedly…

  • Oil Plunges On Fears Of Weak Demand

    Published 12 June 2019 | viewed 15,766 times

    Oil prices sank once again on Wednesday, falling on flagging oil demand and growing fears of an economic slowdown. The EIA reported another jump in…

  • Climate Change Could Trigger Global Financial Crisis

    Published 12 June 2019 | viewed 9,362 times

    A top U.S. financial regulator is worried that climate change could threaten global financial markets. Rostin Behnam, a commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission…

  • Escalating Trade War Signals More Pain For Oil

    Published 11 June 2019 | viewed 16,697 times

    Trump backed off his proposed trade war with Mexico in the face of intense pressure from business groups and even his own party, but his…

  • OPEC’s Struggle To Avoid $40 Oil

    Published 10 June 2019 | viewed 108,983 times

    A few weeks ago, OPEC+ was mulling the possibility of exiting the production cut agreement because the oil market was at risk of over-tightening. Now…

  • Can Shale Survive Low Oil Prices?

    Published 10 June 2019 | viewed 17,067 times

    Lower oil prices could drag down U.S. shale drillers at a time when their finances are already looking shaky. But the impact on oil production…

  • Cheap Gas To Fuel New Global Demand Boom

    Published 09 June 2019 | viewed 38,510 times

    Last year was “another golden year for natural gas,” with demand surging by 4.6 percent, the fastest rate since 2010, according to a new report…

  • Oil Industry Banks On Shaky Plastic Bet

    Published 06 June 2019 | viewed 10,741 times

    Even as oil demand is beginning to weaken this year due to a brewing economic slowdown, the oil industry faces a longer-term threat to oil…

  • Oil Just Had Its Worst Run Since 2008

    Published 06 June 2019 | viewed 30,996 times

    Oil has entered a bear market as fears of an economic downturn mount. The fundamentals look much tighter than the swoon might suggest, but the…

  • A ‘’Gusher Of Red Ink’’ For U.S. Shale

    Published 06 June 2019 | viewed 16,017 times

    Oil prices are off more about 20 percent in the last two weeks on growing fears of a brewing economic recession. Commodities of all types…

  • The Gas Flaring Crisis In The U.S. Oil Patch

    Published 05 June 2019 | viewed 24,584 times

    In its relentless pursuit of oil, the shale industry continues to burn more and more gas into the air. The rate of flaring in the…

  • The Next Headache For Canada’s Oil Patch

    Published 04 June 2019 | viewed 11,884 times

    Canada’s oil sands industry just can’t catch a break. Enbridge’s Line 3 pipeline is facing the prospect of more delays as it was hit with…

  • OPEC+ Has Only One Choice As Oil Prices Slide

    Published 03 June 2019 | viewed 43,985 times

    The meltdown for oil prices came to a halt, at least temporarily, after Saudi Arabia signaled that the OPEC+ production cuts would be sticking around…

  • Is Trump Reversing Course On Iran?

    Published 03 June 2019 | viewed 14,187 times

    The Trump administration is attempting to dial down the tension with Iran, lowering the risk of military conflict and pushing for diplomatic negotiations. On Sunday,…

  • Trump’s Multi-Front War That Spooks Oil Markets

    Published 02 June 2019 | viewed 22,753 times

    President Trump decided to open up yet another front in his trade war, this time turning his sights on Mexico. Trump took to twitter on…

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