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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

  • What Is Keeping Oil From Breaking $70?

    Published 04 January 2018 | viewed 42,234 times

    The protests in Iran have helped push oil prices up to fresh multi-year highs this week, but a lot of questions remain about the durability…

  • What’s Behind The Canadian Rig Count Crash

    Published 03 January 2018 | viewed 31,583 times

    The U.S. rig count has been on the rise for months, despite some recent hiccups, but Canada’s rig count recently plunged amid low oil prices.…

  • Cold Weather Shocks Natural Gas Prices

    Published 03 January 2018 | viewed 22,050 times

    Natural gas markets are receiving a jolt from the wave of icy weather that has swept over the Eastern half of the United States. The…

  • Iranian Crisis Could Send Oil To $100

    Published 02 January 2018 | viewed 51,643 times

    Oil prices started the year on a high note as some geopolitical tension pushed aside bearish concerns. Both WTI and Brent opened above $60 per…

  • Russia’s Grip On European Gas Markets Is Tightening

    Published 01 January 2018 | viewed 18,115 times

    Despite years of effort from the EU, Russia’s grip over natural gas supplies in Europe is tightening, not waning. Gazprom shipped 190 billion cubic meters…

  • The Biggest Oil Story Of 2017

    Published 28 December 2017 | viewed 20,630 times

    There have been plenty of eye-catching stories in the energy industry this year, but one notable development has been the rise of the U.S. as…

  • Oil Price Volatility Crashes To Three-Year Low

    Published 28 December 2017 | viewed 9,293 times

    Oil prices have jumped to multi-year highs at the same time that price volatility continues to plunge. Oil price volatility continues to dive, dropping to…

  • What Drove WTI Above $60?

    Published 27 December 2017 | viewed 24,285 times

    WTI briefly broke above $60 per barrel on news that a pipeline in Libya exploded, knocking a sizable portion of supply offline. The oil pipeline…

  • Oil Giants Are Increasingly Focused On Sustainability

    Published 27 December 2017 | viewed 7,034 times

    Pioneer Natural Resources just published its first Sustainability Report, a sign that a growing number of oil companies are feeling the heat from investors over…

  • Trump To Rollback Deepwater Horizon Regulations

    Published 26 December 2017 | viewed 14,250 times

    The Trump administration is hoping to slash regulations on offshore oil drilling that were implemented after the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster that killed nearly a…

  • 2018 Could See The OPEC Deal Collapse

    Published 24 December 2017 | viewed 13,837 times

    The OPEC extension keeps the oil market on track to balancing at some point next year, but if the group overshoots on tightening, OPEC members…

  • Shale Growth Hides Underlying Problems

    Published 24 December 2017 | viewed 37,294 times

    All eyes are on U.S. shale as we head into 2018, with a growing number of analysts worrying that shale will spoil the oil price…

  • Oil Discoveries At Lowest Point Since The 1940s

    Published 21 December 2017 | viewed 19,571 times

    The oil industry discovered the least amount of oil in 2017 in almost eight decades, breaking the previous record low set in 2016. The global…

  • Bribery Scandal Blemishes Big Week For Eni

    Published 20 December 2017 | viewed 4,686 times

    It’s been a busy week for Eni. The Italian oil giant started production at the largest natural gas field in the Eastern Mediterranean. But Eni’s…

  • Wall Street Returns To U.S. Shale With A Bang

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 15,002 times

    Investors have grown wary of U.S. shale after years of disappointing returns, and they have pressed shale companies to rein in reckless drilling practices. But…

  • The World's Biggest Offshore Boom Is Accelerating

    Published 19 December 2017 | viewed 10,767 times

    In a sign that Brazil’s offshore sector is competitive in a world of $50–$60 oil prices, two large oil companies just announced significant investments in…

  • Nigeria’s Oil Strike Stokes Fear In Markets

    Published 18 December 2017 | viewed 8,517 times

    A Nigerian oil workers union launched a strike on Monday, citing unfair labor practices, threatening to disrupt a significant portion of the country’s oil supply.…

  • The 5 Oil Factors To Watch In 2018

    Published 17 December 2017 | viewed 31,820 times

    Oil prices are set to close out the year somewhere around 15 percent up, and the oil market looks more stable than it has in…

  • Canadian Oil Prices Plunge To $30

    Published 16 December 2017 | viewed 82,591 times

    Oil from Canada’s oil sands is now selling at a $27-per-barrel discount relative to WTI, the sharpest difference in more than four years. Western Canada…

  • Goldman: These Are The Hottest Commodities In 2018

    Published 14 December 2017 | viewed 27,628 times

    Goldman Sachs continues to ratchet up predictions for commodities, laying out a bullish case for commodities of all stripes in 2018. The investment bank said…

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