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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.

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  • Is This Saudi Arabia’s Newest Strategy To Boost Oil Prices?

    Published 29 May 2017 | viewed 63,424 times

    OPEC’s new strategy to balance the oil market is to cut oil exports to the U.S., a move intended to drain near-record-high crude oil inventories.…

  • Not OPEC, China Dictates The Oil Prices

    Published 28 May 2017 | viewed 42,836 times

    The OPEC deal will lead to an ongoing tightening of the crude oil market, putting a floor beneath crude prices in the $50s per barrel…

  • Why OPEC Couldn’t Move Oil Prices Higher

    Published 25 May 2017 | viewed 32,559 times

    The latest OPEC meeting was uncharacteristically tranquil, with little of the eleventh hour infighting and arm-twisting that has been so prevalent in previous meetings. The…

  • Goldman: Oil Glut To Return When OPEC Deal Expires

    Published 24 May 2017 | viewed 33,195 times

    OPEC is about to extend its production cuts for another nine months in an effort to bring the oil market back into balance. Keeping in…

  • Does The U.S. Still Need A Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

    Published 24 May 2017 | viewed 9,445 times

    President Donald Trump released his official budget proposal this week, a plan that includes the sale of a significant chunk of the U.S. Strategic Petroleum…

  • Iraq Could Make Or Break The OPEC Deal

    Published 23 May 2017 | viewed 19,033 times

    The markets are betting that the OPEC extension is all but guaranteed after Saudi Arabia and Russia announced their intention to support a nine-month extension.…

  • The 5 Possible Outcomes Of The OPEC Meeting

    Published 22 May 2017 | viewed 30,037 times

    The highly-anticipated OPEC meeting will take place this week, but unlike the last few meetings, the hype and excitement is much less palpable. That is…

  • Shareholders Assess Climate Risks To Oil Majors

    Published 20 May 2017 | viewed 8,923 times

    On May 12, shareholders of Occidental Petroleum - the $46 billion company oil and gas company - passed a resolution calling on the company to…

  • ‘’Too Big To Hedge’’ Goldman Explains The Rationale Behind The OPEC Deal

    Published 18 May 2017 | viewed 22,593 times

    The key for OPEC in balancing the oil market is to flip the futures curve. Goldman Sachs warned that until the oil futures market moves decidedly…

  • Venezuela’s Oil Production On The Brink Of Collapse

    Published 17 May 2017 | viewed 50,295 times

    Desperation is spreading in Venezuela as violent protests continue to paralyze the country, further damaging the country’s shattered economy. Venezuela’s already-decrepit oil industry is deteriorating…

  • Iran’s Elections Could Disrupt Oil Markets

    Published 17 May 2017 | viewed 15,230 times

    Iran is gearing up for the May 19 presidential election, a critical vote that could reverberate around the world, affecting not just Iran, but also…

  • Has Global Oil Demand Really Surpassed Supply?

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 27,208 times

    Oil inventories are falling around the world, a sign that the global oil market has already moved from supply glut into a deficit, according to…

  • Will A 9-Month Production Cut Extension Be Enough?

    Published 15 May 2017 | viewed 14,909 times

    Oil prices surged on Monday after Russia and Saudi Arabia said they support an extension of the OPEC/non-OPEC production cuts. Oil prices have clawed back…

  • China And India On Aggressive Electric Vehicle Push

    Published 14 May 2017 | viewed 13,259 times

    China and India are rolling out plans to dramatically accelerate the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs), initiatives that have prompted the IEA to take notice…

  • Can Tesla’s Solar Roof Smash The Competition?

    Published 11 May 2017 | viewed 20,839 times

    To much fanfare, Tesla’s Elon Musk unveiled his company’s newest creation on Wednesday – the solar roof. Tesla’s new solar roof has the appearance of…

  • Why Goldman Thinks You Should Go Long On Oil

    Published 10 May 2017 | viewed 49,345 times

    As pessimism sweeps over the oil market, a few prominent voices are unbowed, arguing that the market is well on its way towards balance. Goldman…

  • Libya, Nigeria, And Iraq – A Triple Threat To The OPEC Deal

    Published 10 May 2017 | viewed 10,324 times

    Saudi Arabia’s energy minister Khalid al-Falih tried to put the markets at ease by all but confirming that OPEC would extend its production cuts through…

  • Oil Below $65 Per Barrel…For Years

    Published 09 May 2017 | viewed 24,124 times

    Recognizing that something had to be done to halt the latest crash in oil prices, Saudi Arabia’s energy minister went public with his support not…

  • Will Hedge Funds Drive Oil Prices Even Lower?

    Published 08 May 2017 | viewed 15,262 times

    Andurand Capital reportedly liquidated all of its bullish bets on crude oil in recent days after posting steep losses so far this year. The fund…

  • Could Oil Drop To $42?

    Published 07 May 2017 | viewed 20,030 times

    The 5 percent selloff in oil prices on May 4 serves as a painful reminder that the oil market is still woefully oversupplied. But why…

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