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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

  • Ecuador Abandons The OPEC Deal: Who’s Next?

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 8,629 times

    Ecuador announced its withdrawal from the OPEC agreement this week, a move that could shake the foundation of a deal that was already starting to…

  • 4 Reasons Oil Will Rally Back To $50

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 24,587 times

    “I think there is a high probability that we could see [WTI] rallying back to $50,” Bob Parker, member of the investment committee at Quilvest…

  • World Class Oil Discovery Puts Mexico Back In The Race

    Published 16 July 2017 | viewed 19,303 times

    The UK-based Premier Oil, along with its partners Talos Energy and the Mexico City-based Sierra Oil & Gas, announced a potentially huge new oil discovery…

  • Ignore The Hype: Oil Is Rangebound

    Published 14 July 2017 | viewed 4,600 times

    Investors can be forgiven if they are more puzzled than ever regarding the trajectory of oil prices. The gyrations over the past month have induced…

  • ‘’Oil Market Rebalancing Hasn’t Even Started Yet’’

    Published 13 July 2017 | viewed 27,370 times

    Global oil production surged in June “as producers opened the taps,” according to a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA). OPEC was a…

  • Is Wall Street Funding A Shale Failure?

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 23,664 times

    The latest figures from the EIA show that despite some hiccups, the shale rebound is still on track. Last week, the sharp drawdown in inventories…

  • Goldman: Oil Prices To Fall Below $40 If Shale Doesn’t Slow

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 23,889 times

    Oil prices could soon fall below $40 per barrel if there isn’t a sustained drawdown in U.S. crude inventories and rig counts or without bold…

  • Shale Investment Booms, But Global Oil Has A Big Problem

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 15,268 times

    The multi-year downturn in upstream oil and gas investment could come to an end this year, according to a new report from the International Energy…

  • The Major Wildcard That Could Send Oil To $120

    Published 10 July 2017 | viewed 106,530 times

    The latest rally in oil prices ran up against a wall yet again, and the same fears about oversupply have not receded in the slightest.…

  • Is This The “New Normal” For Oil Prices?

    Published 09 July 2017 | viewed 31,729 times

    The oil market is suffering from whip lash. After plunging close to $42 per barrel in late June, and officially entering a bear market, WTI…

  • Tesla Loses Stranglehold As EV Revolution Accelerates

    Published 06 July 2017 | viewed 23,017 times

    Volvo became the first major auto company to announce the phase out of the internal-combustion engine from its lineup. The Chinese-owned Swedish car company announced on…

  • Don’t Hold Your Breath For Deeper OPEC Cuts

    Published 05 July 2017 | viewed 12,535 times

    The rally in oil prices over the past two weeks came to a halt on Wednesday on news that OPEC is actually exporting more oil…

  • Big Oil Begs Congress Not To Sanction Russia

    Published 05 July 2017 | viewed 11,337 times

    ExxonMobil, Chevron and other oil majors are lobbying the U.S. Congress not to move forward with legislation that would slap new sanctions on Russia over the…

  • The Global Oil Demand Driver That Is Being Ignored

    Published 04 July 2017 | viewed 58,921 times

      When looking at oil demand, oil market analysts focus overwhelmingly on passenger vehicles. One of the hottest debates today is over the prospect of…

  • Is The Second Shale Boom Grinding To A Halt?

    Published 03 July 2017 | viewed 29,584 times

    There are some early signs that the shale boom is once again coming to a halt, beaten back by another bear market. The oil rig…

  • Analysts See Oil Prices “Lower For Longer”

    Published 02 July 2017 | viewed 22,424 times

    The oil industry had hoped this would be the year the prices finally start to firm up. But the industry is having to once again…

  • Will Central Banks Derail The Shale Boom?

    Published 29 June 2017 | viewed 12,283 times

    The U.S. Federal Reserve has already increased interest rates several times, most recently in June, with promises to do much more. Rate hikes pose a…

  • Pipeline Bottleneck Halts Falling U.S. Oil Imports

    Published 28 June 2017 | viewed 12,690 times

    The U.S. has seen shale production rebound strongly, continuing a long-running trend towards higher oil production. The shale boom has helped the U.S. slash its…

  • $30 Oil Could Spark Contagion In Energy Markets

    Published 27 June 2017 | viewed 28,277 times

    If oil prices continue to fall, the financial damage could start to become a concern. A new analysts from Deutsche Bank finds that the high-yield…

  • Shale Rebound Runs Out Of Steam At $40 Oil

    Published 27 June 2017 | viewed 20,279 times

    The IEA recently predicted that U.S. shale would grow by at least 430,000 bpd this year, plus another 780,000 bpd in 2018. But those heady…

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