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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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    Published 10 August 2017 | viewed 28,378 times

    The EIA reported another strong week of inventory declines in its most recent data release, revealing a drawdown of 6.5 million barrels for the week…

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    Published 09 August 2017 | viewed 13,225 times

    Oil investors have grown more optimistic as of late, as oil prices have moved back to $50 per barrel. The market appears to be on…

  • Big Oil Might Be In Better Shape Than U.S. Shale

    Published 09 August 2017 | viewed 8,021 times

    For much of the past three years, the oil majors have struggled to adapt to the new reality of low oil prices, while at the…

  • Did BP Just Unlock A New Major Shale Gas Basin?

    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 13,957 times

    BP made a potentially groundbreaking discovery in New Mexico, which could open up a new area for shale gas development. BP was drilling in a…

  • Venezuela Rebellion Could Send Oil To $80

    Published 07 August 2017 | viewed 41,074 times

    Venezuela’s deteriorating crisis is “going to be the biggest geopolitical story to watch in the oil markets," according to Helima Croft of RBC Capital Markets.…

  • ‘Nothing To See Here’ - Frackers Ignore Rising Well Decline Rates

    Published 06 August 2017 | viewed 30,237 times

    The Permian basin is starting to see decline rates from shale wells accelerate, a trend that could be the result of too much drilling. Shale…

  • Is The EIA Exaggerating U.S. Oil Production?

    Published 03 August 2017 | viewed 21,853 times

    Oil is back at $50 per barrel, restoring some semblance of confidence in the market. But that is just about as much as we can…

  • U.S. Oil Sanctions Could Push Venezuela To The Brink

    Published 03 August 2017 | viewed 9,189 times

    On July 30, Venezuela’s government moved forward with an internationally-criticized special assembly that will rewrite the constitution, a move widely seen as an attempt to…

  • Did The Arab Spring Disarm OPEC?

    Published 02 August 2017 | viewed 10,056 times

    OPEC is struggling with a floundering oil market, few prospects of higher oil prices, competition from U.S. shale, and dissension within its own ranks. The…

  • Have Oil Majors Really Adapted To $50 Oil?

    Published 01 August 2017 | viewed 7,624 times

    The oil majors, by and large, have posted dramatically better financial figures for the second quarter, a sign that their cost reduction efforts are bearing…

  • This Oil Price Rally Has Reached Its Limit

    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 27,504 times

    Last week, crude oil rallied the most so far this year, gaining more than 8 percent, or $4 per barrel. Oil traders are much more…

  • U.S. Shale Is Determined Not To Kill This Rally

    Published 30 July 2017 | viewed 22,480 times

    Oil prices moved closer to a two-month high on Friday, closing out the week with some of the strongest gains in 2017. Market sentiment has…

  • Never Again: Big Oil Is Back And Practicing Caution

    Published 27 July 2017 | viewed 9,108 times

    Royal Dutch Shell posted much better-than-expected earnings for the second quarter, a sign that the oil majors are adapting to a low oil price environment.…

  • Saudi Arabia Growing Nervous Over OPEC Compliance

    Published 26 July 2017 | viewed 7,783 times

    OPEC officials are hoping to limit the production of both Libya and Nigeria, as fears grow that the two exempted members are undermining cuts from…

  • Shortage Of Fracking Crews Slows The Shale Boom

    Published 25 July 2017 | viewed 21,407 times

    The resurgence in shale drilling and production could be bumping up against some limits, with output expected to fall far short of market expectations for…

  • U.S. Sanctions On Russia Could Be "Wide And Indiscriminate"

    Published 24 July 2017 | viewed 7,010 times

    The U.S. Congress is set to approve legislation that will tighten sanctions on Russia, but more importantly, it will gut the President’s authority to unilaterally…

  • Aggressive U.S. Oil Sanctions Could Bankrupt Venezuela

    Published 23 July 2017 | viewed 30,567 times

    The U.S. government has warned that it would take “swift economic actions” if the Venezuelan government proceeds with a July 30 move to rewrite the…

  • Why Oil Prices Aren’t Going Anywhere

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 20,553 times

    The most recent report on the U.S. oil market offers a mix of data, providing ammunition for both oil bulls and bears alike. One can…

  • The Qatar Blockade Is Threatening The OPEC Deal

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 8,250 times

    The blockade of Qatar could persist for quite a long time, according to the foreign minister of the UAE, who insisted that the Gulf States…

  • One Way Or Another – Venezuela Will Send Oil Prices Up

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 30,896 times

    In a desperate bid to survive its economic meltdown, Venezuela is lobbying other OPEC members to agree to steeper oil production cuts, a move that…

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