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Nick Cunningham

Contributor since: 04 Nov 2013

Nick Cunningham

Biography

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

  • Frac Sand Shortage Threatens Shale Boom

    Published 20 February 2018 | viewed 10,639 times

    Higher drilling costs could threaten the recent surge in United States shale production.  Halliburton said last week that its earnings could be negatively impacted because…

  • Saudi Arabia Wants $70 Oil

    Published 19 February 2018 | viewed 21,476 times

    As the global oil inventory surplus narrows and the goal of the OPEC cuts is within reach, the oil cartel is mulling a change in…

  • OPEC And Shale Keep Oil Prices Between $60-$75

    Published 18 February 2018 | viewed 19,891 times

    The interaction between U.S. shale and OPEC will continue to be the dominant narrative in the oil market this year, and the opposing forces could…

  • Is This The Future For OPEC?

    Published 16 February 2018 | viewed 6,028 times

    OPEC and Russia, along with other countries participating in the oil production cuts aimed at balancing the market, are looking to create a “super group…

  • Clean Energy Stocks Outperform Oil And Gas

    Published 15 February 2018 | viewed 8,196 times

    The top 200 companies who generate the bulk of their revenue from clean energy have offered juicier returns to investors over the past 18 months…

  • Shale Industry May Finally See Some Profits

    Published 14 February 2018 | viewed 5,407 times

    Not only is U.S. shale set to grow at a torrid pace, but the industry might actually make some money for once. Profits have eluded…

  • Is History Repeating Itself In Oil Markets?

    Published 13 February 2018 | viewed 11,160 times

    Back in 2014, U.S. shale production was growing so fast that it ended up crashing the market. Now, history could be repeating itself. That was…

  • Is This The Beginning Of A Downturn In Oil?

    Published 12 February 2018 | viewed 24,407 times

    Oil just posted its worst week in more than two years — WTI lost 9.5 percent and Brent lost 8.5 percent. The last time the…

  • OPEC Unfazed As Rivals Boost Oil Output

    Published 12 February 2018 | viewed 7,784 times

    In the aftermath of the wave of aggressive forecasts for supply growth from U.S. shale lately, OPEC added its voice to the mix on Monday,…

  • Oil Prices: Collapse Now, Spike Later

    Published 11 February 2018 | viewed 46,938 times

    Oil prices closed out the week sharply down, wiping out all the gains posted since the start of the year. Surging U.S. shale production, along…

  • Venezuela Is Moving From Crisis To Collapse

    Published 08 February 2018 | viewed 27,219 times

    Venezuela’s slumping oil production is a “clear and present danger” to the oil market, RBC Capital Markets said this week. Venezuela’s production continues to fall…

  • What’s Behind The Energy Stock Selloff?

    Published 08 February 2018 | viewed 11,396 times

    Energy stocks have sold off over the past week, pulled down by both the broader financial turmoil and some poor earnings figures from top oil…

  • U.S. Oil Production Is Rising Much Faster Than Expected

    Published 07 February 2018 | viewed 23,827 times

    Shale executives have gone to great lengths to convince investors that they will not drill aggressively now that oil prices have rallied into the $60s.…

  • Exxon To Produce All Of Its Oil Despite Peak Demand Fears

    Published 07 February 2018 | viewed 7,250 times

    ExxonMobil was forced to finally acknowledge the possibility that future climate change policy could lead to peak oil demand, a serious threat to the company’s…

  • Is This The End Of The Oil Rally?

    Published 06 February 2018 | viewed 16,220 times

    Financial markets found their footing on Tuesday, although ongoing volatility shows that we are not out of the woods yet. For oil prices, the danger…

  • The Shale Boom Might Not Last Long

    Published 06 February 2018 | viewed 21,262 times

    U.S. shale is growing at a scorching rate, but will the shale industry be around for the long haul? A new study calls into question…

  • Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil

    Published 05 February 2018 | viewed 34,667 times

    Oil prices fell back suddenly over the last few trading sessions, dragged down by some forces beyond the oil market. The steady decline of the…

  • Will Rising Crude Inventories End The Rally?

    Published 04 February 2018 | viewed 13,446 times

    U.S. crude oil inventories jumped this past week for the first time in nearly three months, rising by 6.7 million barrels. The inventory increase, coming…

  • How Far Can Venezuela’s Oil Production Fall

    Published 04 February 2018 | viewed 13,248 times

    Venezuela’s oil production continues to plummet, and some of the dire production scenarios for the South American nation are no longer looking as remote as…

  • The Oil Market Is Already Balanced

    Published 01 February 2018 | viewed 19,418 times

    “The rebalancing of the oil market has likely been achieved, six months sooner than we had expected.” Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) dramatically revised its outlook for…

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