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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

  • Natural Gas Is Under Attack

    Published 19 March 2018 | viewed 20,502 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 16,461 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 30,964 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…

  • U.S. Shale’s Dirty Secret

    Published 15 March 2018 | viewed 41,346 times

    U.S. shale is surging, threatening to take even more market share away from OPEC. But the prospect of U.S. oil edging out barrels from the…

  • The Single Largest Supply Risk In Oil Markets

    Published 15 March 2018 | viewed 9,428 times

    Venezuela could be the reason that “tips the market decisively into deficit,” the International Energy Agency said in a new report. Venezuela lost another 60,000…

  • How Will OPEC React To Soaring Shale Production?

    Published 14 March 2018 | viewed 9,111 times

    OPEC has finally acknowledged what everybody else had concluded some time ago: U.S. shale output is soaring. In its March Oil Market Report, OPEC revised…

  • Post Tillerson: Is The Iran Nuclear Deal At Risk?

    Published 13 March 2018 | viewed 8,466 times

    President Donald Trump sacked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson via Twitter on Tuesday, replacing him with current CIA Director Mike Pompeo. The move has some…

  • OPEC Deal In Jeopardy As Iran And Saudi Arabia Square Off

    Published 12 March 2018 | viewed 24,967 times

    Iran and Saudi Arabia are at odds over what to do next with the OPEC agreement, a conflict that could sow the seeds of the…

  • Here’s What’s Next For Electric Cars

    Published 12 March 2018 | viewed 8,584 times

    Tesla’s stock jumped by 5 percent on Monday on news that the assembly lines of the Model 3 were ratcheting up production, despite a several-day…

  • 5 Key Takeaways From CERAWeek

    Published 11 March 2018 | viewed 13,678 times

    The annual CERAWeek Conference sponsored by IHS Markit is arguably the hottest oil and gas conference on the planet, and this year’s edition saw the…

  • Glut Or Deficit: Where Are Oil Markets Headed?

    Published 11 March 2018 | viewed 24,632 times

    A flurry of recent oil market forecasts have sent a lot of mixed messages about what to expect both in the near-term and over the…

  • $1.6 Trillion In Fossil Fuel Investments Are At Risk

    Published 10 March 2018 | viewed 12,651 times

    The fossil fuel industry is putting $1.6 trillion of investment at risk if the world gets its act together and tries to adhere to the…

  • Oil And Gas Is Under Attack In Latin America

    Published 08 March 2018 | viewed 10,413 times

    “The energy reform has a lot of benefits to the country, to the people, so the worst case scenario in my point of view is…

  • U.S. Oil Export Boom Boosts Pipeline Demand

    Published 07 March 2018 | viewed 9,046 times

    The U.S. could add around 4 million barrels per day (mb/d) of additional supply in the coming years, and most of it will be shipped…

  • Is The Sky The Limit For U.S. Shale?

    Published 06 March 2018 | viewed 8,037 times

    The IEA’s forecast that U.S. shale will dominate the oil market over the next three years because of skyrocketing shale production made global headlines on…

  • IEA Predicts Nightmare Scenario For OPEC

    Published 05 March 2018 | viewed 39,744 times

    The U.S. will supply much of the world’s additional oil for the next few years, according to a new report from the International Energy Agency…

  • Canadian Crude Could Remain ‘Cheap’ For Years To Come

    Published 05 March 2018 | viewed 11,501 times

    The amount of oil available for export from Canada exceeded its takeaway pipeline capacity by about 310,000 bpd at the end of 2017, forcing steep…

  • Trump’s Tariffs Lead To Selloff In Oil Markets

    Published 04 March 2018 | viewed 17,289 times

    President Trump sent shockwaves through financial markets on Thursday when he vowed to slap harsh tariffs on steel and aluminum imports next week. The plan…

  • Iran Could Lose 500,000 Bpd If Trump Trashes Deal

    Published 01 March 2018 | viewed 19,573 times

    Declining oil production from Venezuela is all but assured this year, but another OPEC member presents another supply risk to the market: Iran. Conflict between…

  • U.S. Sanctions Could Be The Final Nail In The Coffin For Venezuelan Oil

    Published 01 March 2018 | viewed 8,770 times

    The White House is looking at slapping sanctions on a Venezuelan oil services company while also restricting insurance for oil shipments from the South American…

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