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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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  • EVs Could Erase 7 Million Bpd In Demand

    Published 21 May 2018 | viewed 2,178 times

    Electric vehicles will become cheaper than the internal combustion engine in a half decade, while electric buses will completely “dominate” its sector by the late-2020s,…

  • Oil Majors Double Down On Refining

    Published 20 May 2018 | viewed 12,853 times

    The oil majors are increasingly betting their futures on a mix of downstream enterprises. Refineries, processing, petrochemical facilities and retail gasoline stations are gaining in…

  • Goldman: Don’t Bet Against Oil

    Published 17 May 2018 | viewed 28,386 times

    On Thursday, Brent topped $80 per barrel for the first time since November 2014, breaching a psychological threshold amid tightening inventories and widening geopolitical risk.…

  • U.S. Oil Exports Continue To Break Records

    Published 17 May 2018 | viewed 13,639 times

    U.S. crude oil exports broke yet another record, spiking to 2.566 million barrels per day for the week ending on May 11. With U.S. shale…

  • IEA: High Oil Prices “Taking A Toll” On Demand

    Published 16 May 2018 | viewed 10,608 times

    Geopolitics has taken over the oil market, driving oil prices up to three-year highs. The inventory surplus has vanished, and more outages could push oil…

  • The Regulations That Could Push Oil Up To $90

    Published 16 May 2018 | viewed 26,917 times

    International regulations on the fuels used in shipping could tighten the oil market and push prices up to $90 per barrel in the next two…

  • Will $100 Oil Kill The U.S. Economy?

    Published 15 May 2018 | viewed 19,865 times

    Brent is nearing $80 per barrel and some analyst see $100 not far off. That raises the question about how much of a dent high…

  • These Two Shale Plays Are Making A Comeback

    Published 15 May 2018 | viewed 9,527 times

    The Permian basin has garnered much of the media attention when it comes to U.S. shale growth, but higher oil prices are putting more shale…

  • OPEC: The Oil Glut Is Gone

    Published 14 May 2018 | viewed 22,715 times

    OPEC said that the global oil supply surplus has nearly been eliminated, although the group is shifting its sights on lack of investment in upstream…

  • Higher Oil Prices Look Likely

    Published 13 May 2018 | viewed 39,787 times

    The path to higher oil prices seems pretty clear, but it isn’t inevitable. There are plenty of reasons why the oil market is suddenly on…

  • How Much Iranian Oil Can Trump Disrupt?

    Published 10 May 2018 | viewed 16,076 times

    Oil prices surged following President Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. So, what happens next? Trump did not offer any new justification for how…

  • The Oil Major Accelerating Venezuela’s Decline

    Published 10 May 2018 | viewed 11,489 times

    While the oil market is understandably on edge about the potential supply outages in Iran, there are real outages going on in Venezuela, losses that…

  • India Is The Best Bet For National Oil Companies

    Published 10 May 2018 | viewed 4,756 times

    The prospect of peak oil demand is a threat to oil companies around the world, but a much more serious threat to national oil companies,…

  • Did Trump Just Kill The OPEC Deal?

    Published 09 May 2018 | viewed 45,971 times

    Trump’s decision to kill the Iran deal could put an end to the OPEC agreement. As has been widely discussed in the aftermath of President…

  • U.S. Shale’s Refining Crisis

    Published 08 May 2018 | viewed 19,051 times

    U.S. shale is growing so quickly that it is presenting new challenges for refiners. The quality and type of the oil mix, particularly in the…

  • The Future Of U.S. Oil Relies On A Single Play

    Published 07 May 2018 | viewed 22,416 times

    U.S. oil production recently broke another record, jumping to 10.619 million barrels per day (mb/d) in the last week in April, and the sky seems…

  • Why Oil Prices Are Likely To Go Higher

    Published 07 May 2018 | viewed 59,508 times

    WTI just hit $70 per barrel for the first time since late 2014. Prices continue to edge higher, pushed along by strong demand and falling…

  • The Next Big Trend In Offshore Oil & Gas

    Published 06 May 2018 | viewed 17,525 times

    The offshore sector will increasingly focus on natural gas instead of oil over the next few decades, while policy support and technology improvements could also…

  • Expert Analysis: Creditors Are Cracking Down On Venezuela

    Published 05 May 2018 | viewed 13,877 times

    Venezuela skipped payments on around $50 billion in debt beginning last year. With little cash left, and a mountain of debt, combined with an economic…

  • Will Higher Oil Prices Destroy Demand?

    Published 03 May 2018 | viewed 12,007 times

    Oil prices have dipped a bit this week, but still remain at their highest levels in nearly three and a half years. The reasons are…

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