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Nick Cunningham

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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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    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced on December 1 the cancellation of the South Stream pipeline in a move that indicates Russia’s reach is declining in…

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    The oil and gas boom in the United States was made possible by the extensive credit afforded to drillers. Not only has financing come from…

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    Published 01 December 2014 | viewed 28,790 times

    After OPEC’s decision not to adjust its production quota, oil prices dropped to their lowest levels since 2009. Oil executives across the world were surely…

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    Published 29 November 2014 | viewed 10,074 times

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    Published 19 November 2014 | viewed 7,225 times

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    Published 12 November 2014 | viewed 14,083 times

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    Published 11 November 2014 | viewed 11,871 times

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    Published 10 November 2014 | viewed 17,726 times

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    Published 01 November 2014 | viewed 6,675 times

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