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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

  • 'Perfect Storm' Wreaks Havoc On Europe’s Energy Market

    Published 13 December 2017 | viewed 13,320 times

    The natural gas market in Europe suddenly got a lot tighter this week, with two unexpected supply outages wreaking havoc across the continent, forcing Italy…

  • The Death Of Europe’s Coal Industry

    Published 13 December 2017 | viewed 5,418 times

    More than half of Europe’s coal plants are already bleeding cash, but by 2030, the percentage of coal plants in Europe that report negative cash…

  • Exxon To Disclose The Real Risk Of Climate Change

    Published 12 December 2017 | viewed 10,242 times

    ExxonMobil finally conceded to the multi-year campaign by shareholders and activists to disclose its risk to climate change, a notable departure after years of trying…

  • Brent Spikes As This Major Pipeline Breaks Down

    Published 11 December 2017 | viewed 21,157 times

    A crucial pipeline in the North Sea has been shut down due to a crack, causing Brent crude prices to spike on Monday afternoon. In…

  • The Massive Energy Bill In The $1 Trillion Infrastructure Package

    Published 10 December 2017 | viewed 13,588 times

    The GOP tax bill working its way through Congress contains provisions that have huge ramifications for the energy industry, but legislators in Washington may not…

  • Is This The Top Of The Oil Market?

    Published 10 December 2017 | viewed 13,185 times

    The surge in gasoline stocks offset the positive news of a crude inventory drawdown this week, deflating sentiment surrounding crude oil prices. Gasoline stocks jumped…

  • Hedge Funds Killed The OPEC Rally

    Published 07 December 2017 | viewed 15,139 times

    Oil investors were confident ahead of the OPEC meeting last week, holding onto their bullish bets, but now there seems to be a bit of…

  • U.S. Shale Cautious As Oil Majors Invade Texas

    Published 07 December 2017 | viewed 14,578 times

    Shale drillers are starting to show some caution when it comes to their pace of drilling, but some of the oil majors are still increasing…

  • The GOP Tax Bill Is A Big Win For U.S. Oil And Gas

    Published 06 December 2017 | viewed 37,981 times

    The GOP tax overhaul passed both chambers of the U.S. Congress, although a lot remains to be done before a bill can reach the President’s…

  • Don’t Expect Aggressive U.S. Shale Drilling

    Published 05 December 2017 | viewed 19,728 times

    Many analysts expect U.S. shale to put the pedal to the metal after OPEC extended the production cuts through the end of next year, but…

  • The One Indicator OPEC Must Watch

    Published 04 December 2017 | viewed 12,348 times

    “We will not let go of our current approach until we reach a balanced market,” Saudi oil minister Khalid al-Falih said Monday at a news…

  • Don’t Count On A Utah Shale Boom

    Published 04 December 2017 | viewed 13,707 times

    On Monday, President Trump announced his plan to shrink Bears Ears National Monument by 85 percent, while also cutting Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by half,…

  • Does OPEC Need An Exit Strategy?

    Published 03 December 2017 | viewed 9,447 times

    One of the crucial details that OPEC omitted when it rolled over its production cuts for another year was how the group plans on winding…

  • U.S. Shale To Surge After OPEC Extension

    Published 30 November 2017 | viewed 33,568 times

    Just as expected: OPEC and the group of non-OPEC countries led by Russia extended their production cuts for an additional nine months through the end…

  • How Big Oil Is Transforming Shale

    Published 30 November 2017 | viewed 17,243 times

    Shale drillers have successfully lowered their breakeven price over the past several years, but the industry is looking for more ways to cut costs. The…

  • 3 Questions For OPEC On The Eve Of Extension

    Published 29 November 2017 | viewed 7,515 times

    On the eve of the OPEC meeting, all signs point to a significant extension of the production cuts, although some key details remain unclear. In…

  • Oil Majors Are Leading The Recovery Race

    Published 29 November 2017 | viewed 9,404 times

    In a sign that the oil majors have survived the three-and-a-half-year oil bust and are back on solid ground, Royal Dutch Shell announced that it…

  • Why Is The OPEC Deal Suddenly Uncertain?

    Published 28 November 2017 | viewed 7,488 times

    Investors betting on a smooth outcome at the OPEC meeting are in for a rude surprise, according to Goldman Sachs. The investment bank warned that…

  • OPEC’s Impossible Task

    Published 27 November 2017 | viewed 11,595 times

    OPEC is on the verge of extending its production cuts for an additional nine months, pushing the deal through the end of 2018. But the…

  • Venezuela Could Lose A Lot More Oil Production

    Published 26 November 2017 | viewed 27,589 times

    After defaulting on debt, Venezuela’s crisis continues to unfold, threatening to worsen the state-owned oil company’s production. PDVSA reportedly told employees that they needed to…

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