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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.

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  • Norway’s $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Looks To Dump Oil & Gas Stocks

    Published 16 November 2017 | viewed 5,010 times

    The global campaign to divest from fossil fuels may have just picked up its most significant ally to date – the largest sovereign wealth fund…

  • What Happens If The OPEC Deal Extension Fails?

    Published 15 November 2017 | viewed 6,583 times

    The oil market has already factored in an extension of the OPEC deal, with the working assumption that the cuts will be extended through the…

  • IEA’s Shocking Revelation About U.S. Shale

    Published 14 November 2017 | viewed 32,518 times

    The oil market is exhibiting signs of having reached a “new normal,” according to the IEA, with the floor for oil prices jumping from $50…

  • The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

    Published 13 November 2017 | viewed 27,883 times

    A fire erupted at an oil pipeline connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and the two Arab allies are pointing the finger at Tehran. Iranian officials…

  • Don’t Back U.S. Shale To Keep Oil Prices Down

    Published 13 November 2017 | viewed 13,496 times

    WTI is back in the upper-$50s per barrel, and OPEC is on the verge of extending its production limits well into next year. The fear…

  • $43 Billion China-Alaska Energy Deal Looks Shaky

    Published 12 November 2017 | viewed 9,133 times

    China’s largest oil company, Sinopec, signed a deal last week to explore the development of a massive $43 billion natural gas pipeline and LNG export…

  • OPEC Concedes That U.S. Shale Won’t Die

    Published 11 November 2017 | viewed 35,236 times

    OPEC just significantly overhauled its expectations for North American shale, projecting strong supply growth through the early 2020s. The revision came as part of OPEC’s…

  • Oil Drillers Reopen The Fracking Debate

    Published 09 November 2017 | viewed 8,749 times

    The fracking debate reached its zenith a few years ago, with the industry largely winning the war over environmentalists. Since then, tens of thousands of…

  • Oil Refining Could Become Much Less Lucrative

    Published 09 November 2017 | viewed 5,281 times

    If the world gets serious about cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the global refining industry will be forced to contract. That may seem like an obvious…

  • Can We Expect An Oil Price Correction Soon?

    Published 08 November 2017 | viewed 17,838 times

    Oil prices touched a more than two-and-a-half-year high this week, but have faltered mid-week. Market sentiment is more bullish than it has been in a…

  • This Could Supercharge The U.S. Oil Exports Boom

    Published 07 November 2017 | viewed 6,244 times

    All the oil headlines this week are rightly focused on prices spiking to the highest levels in more than two and a half years. But…

  • Did Oil Markets Overreact To The Saudi Purge?

    Published 06 November 2017 | viewed 8,984 times

    Saudi Arabia’s powerful crown prince led a massive purge over the weekend, ousting around a dozen royal cousins in a bid to consolidate power. The…

  • A Very Bullish Case For Commodities

    Published 05 November 2017 | viewed 12,799 times

    The fortunes of oil and gas producers have been dramatically different from metal producers this year. Energy prices have been lackluster, and energy stocks have…

  • 600,000 Bpd At Risk As Venezuela Delays The Inevitable

    Published 04 November 2017 | viewed 28,688 times

    The debt situation is coming to a head in Venezuela. The Venezuelan economy has been in shambles for years, plumbing new depths when it seems…

  • The Remarkable Recovery Of Big Oil

    Published 02 November 2017 | viewed 10,225 times

    Royal Dutch Shell kept the party going this week, reporting a huge jump in profits for the third quarter. It is something of a clean…

  • Why Oil Bulls Are Running Rampant

    Published 01 November 2017 | viewed 21,686 times

    Brent crude has successfully consolidated its position above $60 per barrel this week, and WTI is approaching $55 per barrel, which would be the highest…

  • Is The U.S. Solar Boom In Jeopardy?

    Published 01 November 2017 | viewed 6,302 times

    The U.S. solar industry has surged in recent years, accounting for the largest source of new electric capacity in the past year, with plenty of…

  • Is Saudi Arabia’s Oil Strategy Working?

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 12,165 times

    The IMF estimated that Saudi Arabia will need oil prices to trade at about $70 per barrel in 2018 for its budget to breakeven, a…

  • Can $60 Oil Last?

    Published 30 October 2017 | viewed 25,203 times

    Brent is back at $60 for the first time in more than two years, but the big question is: Can crude hold onto its gains?…

  • The Return Of Deepwater Oil

    Published 30 October 2017 | viewed 14,147 times

    In a historic auction for deepwater oil assets in Brazil, the oil majors showed up on October 27 and bought several offshore blocks, indicating a…

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