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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

  • Citi: Prepare For An OPEC Disappointment

    Published 26 November 2017 | viewed 37,871 times

    A week out from the OPEC meeting, everyone is assuming a rollover of the production cuts for an additional nine months will be a simple…

  • Oil Major: 70% Of Crude Can Be Left In The Ground

    Published 24 November 2017 | viewed 52,561 times

    Canada’s oil sands are too dirty to be produced, and should probably stay in the ground. That has long been the sentiment of environmental groups,…

  • WTI Prices Surge On Keystone Spill

    Published 23 November 2017 | viewed 21,791 times

    Oil prices surged on Wednesday on news that the Keystone pipeline might not restart for several weeks. The outage at the damaged pipeline ended several…

  • Shale Hedges Threaten The Oil Rally

    Published 22 November 2017 | viewed 14,312 times

    The 20 percent increase in oil prices since September led to a wave of hedging by U.S. shale drillers eager to lock in future production…

  • Can The Gas Glut Kill The Permian Boom?

    Published 21 November 2017 | viewed 20,920 times

    The Permian basin continues to add new oil production, but shale drillers in West Texas could face an unexpected problem: too much natural gas. Natural…

  • Keystone XL Is Far From Certain

    Published 20 November 2017 | viewed 8,037 times

    The state of Nebraska just cleared one of the last hurdles for the Keystone XL pipeline, potentially ending a decade-long saga over the 1,700-mile pipeline.…

  • Is The LNG Glut Real?

    Published 20 November 2017 | viewed 11,608 times

    LNG prices have tanked over the past few years after a wave of new natural gas export capacity has come online in places like Australia…

  • Musk’s “Hardcore Smack-Down” To Gasoline Vehicles

    Published 19 November 2017 | viewed 20,294 times

    Elon Musk unveiled Tesla’s new electric Semi truck, which he said “will blow your mind clear out of your skull and into an alternate dimension.”…

  • Can Argentina Replicate The U.S. Shale Boom?

    Published 19 November 2017 | viewed 10,512 times

    Argentina has consistently been hyped as the location where the next shale revolution will unfold. The unfolding has taken some time, but progress in shale…

  • Norway’s $1 Trillion Wealth Fund Looks To Dump Oil & Gas Stocks

    Published 16 November 2017 | viewed 8,701 times

    The global campaign to divest from fossil fuels may have just picked up its most significant ally to date – the largest sovereign wealth fund…

  • What Happens If The OPEC Deal Extension Fails?

    Published 15 November 2017 | viewed 9,614 times

    The oil market has already factored in an extension of the OPEC deal, with the working assumption that the cuts will be extended through the…

  • IEA’s Shocking Revelation About U.S. Shale

    Published 14 November 2017 | viewed 46,483 times

    The oil market is exhibiting signs of having reached a “new normal,” according to the IEA, with the floor for oil prices jumping from $50…

  • The War That Would Transform Oil Markets

    Published 13 November 2017 | viewed 35,405 times

    A fire erupted at an oil pipeline connecting Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, and the two Arab allies are pointing the finger at Tehran. Iranian officials…

  • Don’t Back U.S. Shale To Keep Oil Prices Down

    Published 13 November 2017 | viewed 16,694 times

    WTI is back in the upper-$50s per barrel, and OPEC is on the verge of extending its production limits well into next year. The fear…

  • $43 Billion China-Alaska Energy Deal Looks Shaky

    Published 12 November 2017 | viewed 11,957 times

    China’s largest oil company, Sinopec, signed a deal last week to explore the development of a massive $43 billion natural gas pipeline and LNG export…

  • OPEC Concedes That U.S. Shale Won’t Die

    Published 11 November 2017 | viewed 37,755 times

    OPEC just significantly overhauled its expectations for North American shale, projecting strong supply growth through the early 2020s. The revision came as part of OPEC’s…

  • Oil Drillers Reopen The Fracking Debate

    Published 09 November 2017 | viewed 10,733 times

    The fracking debate reached its zenith a few years ago, with the industry largely winning the war over environmentalists. Since then, tens of thousands of…

  • Oil Refining Could Become Much Less Lucrative

    Published 09 November 2017 | viewed 6,433 times

    If the world gets serious about cutting greenhouse gas emissions, the global refining industry will be forced to contract. That may seem like an obvious…

  • Can We Expect An Oil Price Correction Soon?

    Published 08 November 2017 | viewed 19,489 times

    Oil prices touched a more than two-and-a-half-year high this week, but have faltered mid-week. Market sentiment is more bullish than it has been in a…

  • This Could Supercharge The U.S. Oil Exports Boom

    Published 07 November 2017 | viewed 10,036 times

    All the oil headlines this week are rightly focused on prices spiking to the highest levels in more than two and a half years. But…

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