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Nick Cunningham

Contributor since: 04 Nov 2013

Nick Cunningham

Biography

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

  • Shale Drillers Are Supersizing Fracking

    Published 26 February 2018 | viewed 21,573 times

    Shale drillers have squeezed more oil out of a given well over the past few years by becoming more efficient in their drilling operations. But…

  • Geopolitical Risk Is On The Rise In Oil Markets

    Published 26 February 2018 | viewed 13,782 times

    In the long-term, many oil analysts expect the world to become increasingly dependent on oil production from the Middle East, as U.S. shale fades in…

  • Crashing Cushing Inventories Boost Oil Prices

    Published 25 February 2018 | viewed 27,817 times

    Oil prices jumped on Thursday after the EIA reported a surprise drawdown in crude oil inventories, ending several consecutive weeks of inventory builds. The report…

  • Asia Set To Lose 3 Million Bpd Of Oil Production

    Published 24 February 2018 | viewed 19,143 times

    Oil production in Southeast Asia and East Asia will decline by 20 percent between 2017 and 2025, according to a new report from Rystad Energy.…

  • BP Sees Peak Oil Demand In 2030s

    Published 23 February 2018 | viewed 19,645 times

    BP says oil demand will peak in the 2030s, and that EVs will rise 100-fold to capture about a third of the car market. BP…

  • Why Is The WTI-Brent Spread Shrinking?

    Published 22 February 2018 | viewed 12,513 times

    As U.S. exports continue to rise, the price gap between WTI and Brent has sharply narrowed. The premium that Brent traded at relative to WTI…

  • China Is Erasing The Gas Glut

    Published 22 February 2018 | viewed 8,026 times

    China and other countries in Southeast Asia are helping erase the LNG glut, which was thought to last well into the next decade. China is…

  • Frac Sand Shortage Threatens Shale Boom

    Published 20 February 2018 | viewed 35,539 times

    Higher drilling costs could threaten the recent surge in United States shale production.  Halliburton said last week that its earnings could be negatively impacted because…

  • Saudi Arabia Wants $70 Oil

    Published 19 February 2018 | viewed 40,367 times

    As the global oil inventory surplus narrows and the goal of the OPEC cuts is within reach, the oil cartel is mulling a change in…

  • OPEC And Shale Keep Oil Prices Between $60-$75

    Published 18 February 2018 | viewed 26,708 times

    The interaction between U.S. shale and OPEC will continue to be the dominant narrative in the oil market this year, and the opposing forces could…

  • Is This The Future For OPEC?

    Published 16 February 2018 | viewed 8,530 times

    OPEC and Russia, along with other countries participating in the oil production cuts aimed at balancing the market, are looking to create a “super group…

  • Clean Energy Stocks Outperform Oil And Gas

    Published 15 February 2018 | viewed 11,997 times

    The top 200 companies who generate the bulk of their revenue from clean energy have offered juicier returns to investors over the past 18 months…

  • Shale Industry May Finally See Some Profits

    Published 14 February 2018 | viewed 6,616 times

    Not only is U.S. shale set to grow at a torrid pace, but the industry might actually make some money for once. Profits have eluded…

  • Is History Repeating Itself In Oil Markets?

    Published 13 February 2018 | viewed 13,212 times

    Back in 2014, U.S. shale production was growing so fast that it ended up crashing the market. Now, history could be repeating itself. That was…

  • Is This The Beginning Of A Downturn In Oil?

    Published 12 February 2018 | viewed 26,989 times

    Oil just posted its worst week in more than two years — WTI lost 9.5 percent and Brent lost 8.5 percent. The last time the…

  • OPEC Unfazed As Rivals Boost Oil Output

    Published 12 February 2018 | viewed 8,901 times

    In the aftermath of the wave of aggressive forecasts for supply growth from U.S. shale lately, OPEC added its voice to the mix on Monday,…

  • Oil Prices: Collapse Now, Spike Later

    Published 11 February 2018 | viewed 50,960 times

    Oil prices closed out the week sharply down, wiping out all the gains posted since the start of the year. Surging U.S. shale production, along…

  • Venezuela Is Moving From Crisis To Collapse

    Published 08 February 2018 | viewed 32,168 times

    Venezuela’s slumping oil production is a “clear and present danger” to the oil market, RBC Capital Markets said this week. Venezuela’s production continues to fall…

  • What’s Behind The Energy Stock Selloff?

    Published 08 February 2018 | viewed 12,658 times

    Energy stocks have sold off over the past week, pulled down by both the broader financial turmoil and some poor earnings figures from top oil…

  • U.S. Oil Production Is Rising Much Faster Than Expected

    Published 07 February 2018 | viewed 27,213 times

    Shale executives have gone to great lengths to convince investors that they will not drill aggressively now that oil prices have rallied into the $60s.…

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