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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

  • Expect A Major Leap In U.S. Oil Exports

    Published 21 September 2017 | viewed 15,182 times

    The Gulf Coast was ravaged by Hurricane Harvey, and the effects are going to take time to wear off, but the situation has also made…

  • Trump Aims For Arctic Oil And Gas

    Published 21 September 2017 | viewed 7,297 times

    The Trump administration is trying to lay the groundwork to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) for oil and gas drilling, according to…

  • Can Oil Prices Hit $60 In 2018?

    Published 20 September 2017 | viewed 24,636 times

    With Brent oil prices hovering right around $55 per barrel—the highest level in months—the oil market has picked up momentum. There are plenty of pitfalls…

  • The OPEC Deal: Why Iraq’s Words Matter

    Published 20 September 2017 | viewed 6,213 times

    OPEC could extend its production cuts through the end of 2018 in an effort to rebalance the market, according to comments from Iraq’s oil minister.…

  • IEA: Price Spike Coming In 2020

    Published 18 September 2017 | viewed 38,601 times

    The oil market has been awash in crude for more than three years, and OPEC has struggled to accelerate the rebalancing effort, but the world…

  • Sub-$50 Oil Could Kill Shale

    Published 17 September 2017 | viewed 28,288 times

    Oil prices are at their highest levels in months on the back of strong demand and some key supply outages around the world. But the…

  • Is The Sun Setting On The Solar Boom?

    Published 14 September 2017 | viewed 10,391 times

    The U.S. solar industry is expected to see its expansion significantly curtailed this year after installing record capacity in 2016, marking the first annual decline…

  • The Most Bullish Oil Report This Year

    Published 13 September 2017 | viewed 41,040 times

    Despite the huge uncertainties related to the two massive hurricanes that hit the U.S., the global oil market looks tighter than it has in a…

  • Schlumberger’s Gamble Could Change Oilfield Services Forever

    Published 13 September 2017 | viewed 73,013 times

    The world’s largest oilfield services firm has decided that it should take an ownership stake in upstream oil and gas production, rather than simply provide…

  • Hurricane Irma’s Wrath Weighs On Natural Gas

    Published 12 September 2017 | viewed 8,862 times

    Hurricane Irma has left millions of people without power in Florida, a critical situation that could take a painfully long period of time to sort…

  • How OPEC Was Hurt By The Hurricanes

    Published 11 September 2017 | viewed 11,020 times

    Hurricane Irma was downgraded to a tropical storm early Monday, although it is still bringing floods and damage to much of Florida as it makes…

  • Refiners Boost Output, But Irma Could Dent Demand

    Published 10 September 2017 | viewed 6,951 times

    Texas continues to recover from Hurricane Harvey, and many of the disrupted refineries are ramping up production once again. But the ripple effects from the…

  • The North Sea Oil Recovery Is Dead In The Water

    Published 07 September 2017 | viewed 31,963 times

    The oil majors issued a vote of confidence for the North Sea in recent days, citing precipitous declines in the cost of production, which they…

  • What Happens If The OPEC Deal Expires?

    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 9,472 times

    OPEC appears to be nervous that its production cut deal will once again fall short, and the group is already discussing the possibility of yet…

  • Oil Markets Need To Plan For EV Dominance

    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 10,023 times

    There will be more than a billion electric vehicles on the road by 2050, according to Morgan Stanley, adding one more voice to notion that…

  • Hurricane Irma Could Destroy Oil Demand

    Published 05 September 2017 | viewed 59,283 times

    About half of the shuttered refining capacity along the Gulf Coast could be back up and running by Thursday, assuaging concerns about the possibility of…

  • U.S. Oil Inventories Set To Spike After Hurricane Harvey

    Published 04 September 2017 | viewed 13,427 times

    The people along the coast of Texas are trying to assess the implications of the toxic stew that Hurricane Harvey unleashed, with exploding chemical plants…

  • How EIA Guestimates Keep Oil Prices Subdued

    Published 03 September 2017 | viewed 18,360 times

    The EIA has once again undercut its previous estimates for U.S. oil production, offering further evidence that the U.S. shale industry is not producing as…

  • Looming Gas Shortage: “Imports Can’t Make Up For This”

    Published 31 August 2017 | viewed 30,896 times

    The East Coast will start feeling the effects of Hurricane Harvey as the gasoline supplied from the Gulf Coast starts to dry up. One of…

  • Hurricane Harvey Is A Disaster For OPEC

    Published 30 August 2017 | viewed 63,912 times

    The skies are clearing over Houston, but the damage from the remaining elements of Hurricane Harvey has spread east to Port Arthur and Lake Charles…

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