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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.

Latest articles from Nick

  • Trade War Looms Over Oil Markets

    Published 03 April 2018 | viewed 20,931 times

    Oil prices, along with equities across the board, were dragged down on Monday over fears of a brewing trade war. China announced $3 billion of…

  • Renewables Are Closing In On Fossil Fuels

    Published 03 April 2018 | viewed 10,982 times

    Coal has been getting the squeeze for years now, but the plunging cost of renewable energy is already starting to give natural gas a run…

  • Wall Street’s Favorite Shale Stocks

    Published 02 April 2018 | viewed 8,192 times

    Caution, capital discipline, cash flow, shareholder returns – these buzzwords are thrown around a lot these days, much more so than details about aggressive production…

  • An Oil Price Rally Is Likely

    Published 01 April 2018 | viewed 52,362 times

    Oil prices seesawed at the start of the week before jumping close to multi-year highs on geopolitical concerns, with Brent hitting $70 and WTI at…

  • The U.S. Faces A Pipeline Crisis

    Published 30 March 2018 | viewed 20,456 times

    The U.S. threatens to swamp the world with oil in the next few years, although that will only be possible if there is a commensurate…

  • Shale Breakevens Rise Amid Production Surge

    Published 29 March 2018 | viewed 10,977 times

    The U.S. shale industry is undergoing a significant overhaul, with a series of announcements from drillers indicating a shift in strategy. U.S. shale companies are…

  • Funding Soars For Extreme Fossil Fuels

    Published 29 March 2018 | viewed 3,968 times

    Big banks are still lending colossal sums to “extreme” forms of fossil fuel projects, with lending actually jumping by 11 percent in 2017 compared to…

  • Building The World’s Largest Solar Project

    Published 28 March 2018 | viewed 13,951 times

    Saudi Arabia wants to pour $200 billion into solar to build the world’s largest solar project. The Saudi sovereign wealth fund and SoftBank Group Corp.…

  • Why Natural Gas Prices Will Rise This Summer

    Published 27 March 2018 | viewed 22,089 times

    Record production of natural gas is snuffing out any price rally that might have occurred from the bout of cold weather this winter. The gas…

  • OPEC Scrambles To Justify Output Cuts

    Published 26 March 2018 | viewed 18,820 times

    Oil inventories are approaching the five-year average level in OECD countries, the all-important threshold for “re-balancing” the oil market. A year and a half on…

  • Trump Looks To Undo Fuel Efficiency Standards

    Published 26 March 2018 | viewed 8,782 times

    The Trump administration is laying the groundwork to gut fuel efficiency standards for U.S. cars and light trucks, one of the signature achievements of the…

  • What Trump's New Appointment Means For Oil Prices

    Published 25 March 2018 | viewed 20,891 times

    President Trump fired his National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster on Thursday and replaced him with a staunch proponent of war. The appointment significantly raises the…

  • Global C02 Emissions Rise For The First Time In 3 Years

    Published 22 March 2018 | viewed 5,789 times

    In a worrying development, global CO2 emissions from energy jumped by 1.4 percent in 2017, the first increase in three years. The trend indicates that…

  • What Trump’s Tariffs Mean For Global Oil And Gas

    Published 22 March 2018 | viewed 24,360 times

    President Trump is about to escalate the brewing global trade war with another round of tariffs, although he appears to be narrowing his sights on…

  • North Sea Oil Has Escaped Its Death Spiral

    Published 21 March 2018 | viewed 11,841 times

    The oil industry is expected to increase spending in the North Sea and the number of projects that could receive a greenlight is set to…

  • Did Venezuela Just Lose A Key Ally?

    Published 21 March 2018 | viewed 19,965 times

    Venezuela’s debt crisis is only expected to grow worse this year, and the government could be without one of its most important benefactors, raising the…

  • Egypt: The Next Natural Gas Hotspot

    Published 21 March 2018 | viewed 7,743 times

    The Eastern Mediterranean is becoming a major source of natural gas production, and Egypt is at the center of this emerging gas hub. In February,…

  • Natural Gas Is Under Attack

    Published 19 March 2018 | viewed 20,328 times

    Natural gas has been billed as the key “bridge fuel” that will help the energy transition, replacing coal while buying time for renewable energy to…

  • U.S. Shale Drillers To Become Profitable For The First Time

    Published 17 March 2018 | viewed 16,318 times

    U.S. oil companies have stepped up their hedging for 2018 production, locking in sales at higher prices. In the fourth quarter, U.S. producers increased the…

  • The Oil Crisis That Can’t Be Stopped

    Published 16 March 2018 | viewed 30,795 times

    Venezuela’s oil production fell by another 52,000 bpd in February from a month earlier, according to OPEC’s secondary sources data. That put Venezuela’s oil output…

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