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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

  • Democrats Just Accidentally Sparked A Federal Fracking Boom

    Published 30 October 2019 | viewed 127,889 times

    Eyeing more restrictions on drilling following the 2020 presidential election, some U.S. oil and gas companies may accelerate fracking on public lands over the next…

  • Why Brazil Joining OPEC Would Be A Massive Mistake

    Published 30 October 2019 | viewed 10,784 times

    Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro floated the idea of joining OPEC during a visit to Saudi Arabia. Appearing at the so-called “Davos in the Desert,” Bolsonaro…

  • A Warm Winter Would Be 'Catastrophic' For Natural Gas

    Published 30 October 2019 | viewed 43,630 times

    The woes for natural gas drillers continue, with forecasts for prices over the next few years showing a market stuck with oversupply. “Any hope of…

  • Oil & Gas Earnings Set To Surpass Expectations

    Published 29 October 2019 | viewed 12,360 times

    In the first look at a series of earnings reports in the energy sector from the third quarter, there is a bit of a mixed…

  • U.S. Shale Braces For Brutal Earnings Season

    Published 28 October 2019 | viewed 29,029 times

    A lot of big names will report third quarter earnings this week, and the results are expected to be worse than the same period in…

  • The Next Trillion-Dollar Energy Industry

    Published 26 October 2019 | viewed 37,028 times

    The global wind industry is expected to become a $1 trillion business, according to the International Energy Agency. The industry will grow by 13 percent…

  • Fears Of A Global Financial Meltdown Loom Over Oil Markets

    Published 24 October 2019 | viewed 59,352 times

    Oil prices received a jolt mid-week on rumors that OPEC+ might cut deeper and also because of a surprise drawdown in EIA inventory data. Nevertheless,…

  • The $1 Billion Short Burn Of The Century

    Published 24 October 2019 | viewed 24,434 times

    Elon Musk defied critics this week, delivering a surprise profit in the third quarter for Tesla. After several quarters of major losses, and mountains of…

  • Goldman: A Major Oil Price Rally Is On The Horizon

    Published 23 October 2019 | viewed 107,282 times

    Energy forecasters see a worsening supply glut in 2020, putting OPEC+ in a bind. But beyond that, the bust could result in a boom as…

  • Can Anything Stop The Renewable Revolution?

    Published 23 October 2019 | viewed 24,488 times

    Renewable energy capacity is set to grow by 50 percent by 2024, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). In capacity…

  • The OPEC Oil Price Jawboning Has Officially Begun

    Published 23 October 2019 | viewed 21,269 times

    Oil prices showed some signs of life this week after reports suggested that OPEC+ might consider deeper production cuts at the December meeting in Vienna.…

  • Oilfield Services Face Crisis As Shale Slowdown Worsens

    Published 21 October 2019 | viewed 55,218 times

    The first and third-largest oilfield service companies in the world saw their earnings hit in the third quarter due to the slowdown in U.S. shale…

  • Oil Industry Braces For Blowback From Exxon Scandal

    Published 21 October 2019 | viewed 82,572 times

    After years of anticipation, ExxonMobil goes on trial this week. The oil major has been under scrutiny for years by several state attorneys general over…

  • Oil & Gas Industry Braces For Regulatory Crackdown

    Published 20 October 2019 | viewed 23,141 times

    Colorado oil and gas drillers are set to see increased regulatory scrutiny after a highly-anticipated study found that drilling sites pose health risks to people…

  • The Warning Signs Are Flashing For U.S. Shale

    Published 17 October 2019 | viewed 79,576 times

    U.S. oil production growth has slammed on the breaks, as low prices and the loss of access to capital markets has forced a slowdown in…

  • Trump’s Impossible Biofuel Dilemma

    Published 17 October 2019 | viewed 7,815 times

    President Trump thought he had settled the issue. But farmers are irate once again. Less than two weeks ago, Trump announced – with much fanfare…

  • Electric Vehicle Adoption Overshadowed By SUV Boom

    Published 16 October 2019 | viewed 16,317 times

    There are now 200 million SUVs on the roads globally, up from 35 million in 2010, according to data the International Energy Agency (IEA). In…

  • A Draconian Crackdown Looms Over Natural Gas

    Published 16 October 2019 | viewed 39,654 times

    The natural gas industry is reeling as the political climate begins to shift against the industry faster and earlier than many expected. “If large institutional…

  • The IMF's Latest Report Could Spell Disaster For Oil Markets

    Published 15 October 2019 | viewed 21,322 times

    The International Monetary Fund slashed its global growth forecast once again, predicting economic growth will fall to its weakest rate since the financial crisis a…

  • What Trump’s “Baffling Decision” Means For The Saudi-Iran Crisis

    Published 15 October 2019 | viewed 15,079 times

    The attack on an Iranian oil tanker last week reignited tensions between Tehran and Riyadh. Iran and Saudi Arabia had seemingly pulled back from the…

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