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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

  • A Very Bullish Case For Commodities

    Published 05 November 2017 | viewed 13,985 times

    The fortunes of oil and gas producers have been dramatically different from metal producers this year. Energy prices have been lackluster, and energy stocks have…

  • 600,000 Bpd At Risk As Venezuela Delays The Inevitable

    Published 04 November 2017 | viewed 30,134 times

    The debt situation is coming to a head in Venezuela. The Venezuelan economy has been in shambles for years, plumbing new depths when it seems…

  • The Remarkable Recovery Of Big Oil

    Published 02 November 2017 | viewed 11,589 times

    Royal Dutch Shell kept the party going this week, reporting a huge jump in profits for the third quarter. It is something of a clean…

  • Why Oil Bulls Are Running Rampant

    Published 01 November 2017 | viewed 26,563 times

    Brent crude has successfully consolidated its position above $60 per barrel this week, and WTI is approaching $55 per barrel, which would be the highest…

  • Is The U.S. Solar Boom In Jeopardy?

    Published 01 November 2017 | viewed 10,426 times

    The U.S. solar industry has surged in recent years, accounting for the largest source of new electric capacity in the past year, with plenty of…

  • Is Saudi Arabia’s Oil Strategy Working?

    Published 31 October 2017 | viewed 14,373 times

    The IMF estimated that Saudi Arabia will need oil prices to trade at about $70 per barrel in 2018 for its budget to breakeven, a…

  • Can $60 Oil Last?

    Published 30 October 2017 | viewed 26,810 times

    Brent is back at $60 for the first time in more than two years, but the big question is: Can crude hold onto its gains?…

  • The Return Of Deepwater Oil

    Published 30 October 2017 | viewed 15,536 times

    In a historic auction for deepwater oil assets in Brazil, the oil majors showed up on October 27 and bought several offshore blocks, indicating a…

  • Oil Majors Rebound As Breakevens Hit $50 Per Barrel

    Published 29 October 2017 | viewed 13,264 times

    The earnings reports for the oil majors are widely expected to reveal sharp improvement for the oil industry, finally rebounding after more than three years…

  • The Rise Of The Petroyuan

    Published 26 October 2017 | viewed 14,794 times

    China is aiming to overthrow the U.S. dollar as the currency of choice for the oil market, a move that could have far-reaching consequences. Since…

  • Iraq Conflict Won’t Trigger Oil Rally

    Published 25 October 2017 | viewed 6,118 times

    The standoff between the Iraqi government and Kurdistan over the past month helped push up oil prices, due to the idling of a sizable portion…

  • Can Oil Prices Go Above $60?

    Published 25 October 2017 | viewed 19,343 times

    Oil prices flirted with $60 per barrel a few weeks ago, but stopped short of that key psychological threshold and quickly retreated. What will it…

  • BP’s Dangerous Track Record In Alaska

    Published 24 October 2017 | viewed 8,304 times

    BP’s Alaska unit had at least 27 serious safety incidents this year, raising concerns that the oil major has not corrected course after the Deepwater…

  • The 5 Countries That Could Push Oil Prices Up

    Published 23 October 2017 | viewed 18,610 times

    Oil prices appear to be stuck in the $50s per barrel, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t serious supply risks to the market. An unexpected…

  • Oil Quality Issues Could Bankrupt Venezuela

    Published 22 October 2017 | viewed 21,659 times

    The next few weeks for Venezuela will be crucial, as it could struggle to meet a huge stack of debt payments. Reports that the nation’s…

  • The U.S. Shale Play To Watch In 2018

    Published 19 October 2017 | viewed 16,325 times

    The original shale gas play, the one that kicked off the shale drilling bonanza a decade ago but then went into decline, is getting a…

  • Trump’s Iran Decision Haunts Big Oil

    Published 18 October 2017 | viewed 11,975 times

    United States President Donald Trump’s decision to “decertify” the Iran nuclear deal probably won’t have an immediate impact on oil prices, but the decision could…

  • Half A Million Bpd At Risk From Geopolitical Firestorm

    Published 17 October 2017 | viewed 10,545 times

    It’s been a long time since geopolitical developments caused major movements in the oil price, but the escalating tension between the U.S. and Iran, combined…

  • Is The Aramco IPO On The Brink Of Collapse?

    Published 16 October 2017 | viewed 17,564 times

    In what could be a humiliating decision, Saudi Aramco is considering not staging an IPO next year as planned, due to the difficulty of pulling…

  • Iraq Seizes Kirkuk, Briefly Knocks 350,000 Bpd Offline

    Published 16 October 2017 | viewed 8,255 times

    Oil prices spiked on Monday after Iraqi forces seized the oil fields around Kirkuk, which had largely been under Kurdish control since 2014. There were…

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