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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

  • Exxon To Produce All Of Its Oil Despite Peak Demand Fears

    Published 07 February 2018 | viewed 8,029 times

    ExxonMobil was forced to finally acknowledge the possibility that future climate change policy could lead to peak oil demand, a serious threat to the company’s…

  • Is This The End Of The Oil Rally?

    Published 06 February 2018 | viewed 17,241 times

    Financial markets found their footing on Tuesday, although ongoing volatility shows that we are not out of the woods yet. For oil prices, the danger…

  • The Shale Boom Might Not Last Long

    Published 06 February 2018 | viewed 26,269 times

    U.S. shale is growing at a scorching rate, but will the shale industry be around for the long haul? A new study calls into question…

  • Oil Prices Ravaged By Financial Turmoil

    Published 05 February 2018 | viewed 36,544 times

    Oil prices fell back suddenly over the last few trading sessions, dragged down by some forces beyond the oil market. The steady decline of the…

  • Will Rising Crude Inventories End The Rally?

    Published 04 February 2018 | viewed 14,989 times

    U.S. crude oil inventories jumped this past week for the first time in nearly three months, rising by 6.7 million barrels. The inventory increase, coming…

  • How Far Can Venezuela’s Oil Production Fall

    Published 04 February 2018 | viewed 17,028 times

    Venezuela’s oil production continues to plummet, and some of the dire production scenarios for the South American nation are no longer looking as remote as…

  • The Oil Market Is Already Balanced

    Published 01 February 2018 | viewed 21,582 times

    “The rebalancing of the oil market has likely been achieved, six months sooner than we had expected.” Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS) dramatically revised its outlook for…

  • Can The Shale Boom Avoid These Bottlenecks?

    Published 31 January 2018 | viewed 8,634 times

    Shale companies continue to drill at a frenzied pace, adding rigs and breaking U.S. oil production levels with each passing week. Yet, the oil production…

  • The Biggest Threat To U.S. Oil Exports

    Published 30 January 2018 | viewed 17,408 times

    The price differential between WTI and Brent has suddenly narrowed, putting the U.S. export boom at risk. For much of last year, the two crude…

  • Three Factors That Could End The Oil Rally

    Published 29 January 2018 | viewed 27,556 times

    The bullish forces helping to push crude benchmarks up to their highest levels in years could be running into trouble. There is a confluence of…

  • Why Is The Shale Industry Still Not Profitable?

    Published 29 January 2018 | viewed 29,247 times

    Echoing the criticism of too much hype surrounding U.S. shale from the Saudi oil minister last week, a new report finds that shale drilling is…

  • Cold Snap Heats Up Natural Gas Prices

    Published 28 January 2018 | viewed 11,586 times

    Natural gas inventories plunged by 288 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for the week ending January 19, another massive decline that has tightened supplies and pushed…

  • Saudi Oil Minister Tired Of Shale Hype

    Published 25 January 2018 | viewed 39,843 times

    “I was not disputing the amazing revolution of shale . . .[but] in the overall global supply demand picture it’s not going to wreck the train,” al-Falih said,…

  • Weak Dollar Drives The Oil Rally

    Published 25 January 2018 | viewed 11,602 times

    Defying gravity, WTI and Brent soared to new heights this week, pushed along by an unlikely ally: U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. Mnuchin surprised reporters…

  • Why Oil Prices Could Dive

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 21,579 times

    WTI briefly touched $65 per barrel after the EIA reported a surprise drawdown in inventories — the highest price since late 2014. Although the rally…

  • OPEC Moves Another Crucial Oil Market Metric

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 8,476 times

    The OPEC agreement is starting to move the needle on one stubborn metric that had remained depressed since the market downturn began more than three…

  • The Biggest Year Yet For U.S. Shale

    Published 23 January 2018 | viewed 12,080 times

    U.S. shale companies are expected to ramp up production this year, and higher oil prices could lead to the industry turning profits for the first…

  • Trump’s Solar Tariffs Won’t Kill the Industry

    Published 23 January 2018 | viewed 5,378 times

    The Trump administration just struck a huge blow against the U.S. solar industry, slapping tariffs on imported panels that could drive up the cost of…

  • Saudis Unmoved By Oil Price Surge

    Published 22 January 2018 | viewed 12,785 times

    OPEC met over the weekend to monitor the collective production cuts and assess the status of the oil market, and the meeting was shrouded in…

  • The No.1 Challenge To The Oil Rally

    Published 21 January 2018 | viewed 22,193 times

    The oil price rally could get derailed by “explosive” growth from U.S. shale in 2018, and “substantial gains” in Canada and Brazil will also add…

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