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Nick Cunningham

Contributor since: 04 Nov 2013

Nick Cunningham

Nick Cunningham is an independent journalist, covering oil and gas, energy and environmental policy, and international politics. He is based in Portland, Oregon. 

Latest articles from Nick

  • Asian LNG Prices Are Way Too Low For U.S. Exporters

    Published 02 August 2020 | viewed 21,245 times

    A massive wave of investment has poured into LNG export terminals around the world in recent years, and nearly all of the projects have China…

  • Oil Majors Report Dismal Second Quarter Earnings

    Published 30 July 2020 | viewed 18,371 times

    On Thursday, some quarterly figures from the oil majors started coming in – and they are mostly negative.  Royal Dutch Shell reported a staggering $18…

  • Why Oil Remains Stuck At $40

    Published 29 July 2020 | viewed 42,106 times

    Oil prices posted gains once again on Wednesday on the back of bullish data from the EIA, but analysts are warning that plenty of downside…

  • The Permian Could See Record Gas Production In 2021

    Published 28 July 2020 | viewed 25,868 times

    The pandemic has curtailed associated gas production in the Permian basin, temporarily relieving some gas flaring, but the basin could return to record gas production…

  • How The Fed Is Artificially Propping Up Oil Prices

    Published 27 July 2020 | viewed 24,454 times

    Oil prices have stabilized at $40 per barrel, despite global oil demand remaining sharply below pre-pandemic levels. Everyone knows the significant role that OPEC+ has…

  • Big Oil Braces For Brutal Earnings Season

    Published 25 July 2020 | viewed 21,953 times

    The oil majors are set to unveil their second-quarter earnings in the coming days, and analysts expect the figures to be pretty rough. Despite their…

  • Canada’s TransMountain Pipeline Faces Another Major Setback

    Published 23 July 2020 | viewed 35,431 times

    A major insurance company dropped coverage for the Trans Mountain expansion project, an oil pipeline seen as vital to the growth of Canada’s oil sands.…

  • Renewable Energy Is Seizing Market Share During The Pandemic

    Published 22 July 2020 | viewed 28,970 times

    Renewable energy has surged to  capture a record share of global electricity generation, seizing more market share during the coronavirus downturn.  The steep drop in…

  • Oil Holds At 4-Month High Despite Jump In COVID-19 Cases

    Published 22 July 2020 | viewed 12,546 times

    Oil prices jumped to a four-month high on Tuesday, rallying on hopes of economic stimulus. However, the uncontrolled spread of the coronavirus in the U.S.…

  • Chevron’s $5 Billion Takeover Adds Key Shale And Offshore Assets

    Published 20 July 2020 | viewed 17,658 times

    Chevron has decided to acquire Noble Energy in a $5 billion deal, expanding its footprint in U.S. shale and in the Eastern Mediterranean. The acquisition…

  • LNG Markets May Not Recover Until 2021

    Published 19 July 2020 | viewed 15,686 times

    The cash margin for U.S. LNG exporters improved slightly in the second quarter, but will likely remain negative for the duration of 2020, according to…

  • Bullish News Fails To Spark Rally In Oil Prices

    Published 16 July 2020 | viewed 25,876 times

    Negotiations were relatively smooth, and OPEC+ did not deliver any major surprises when it agreed to ease the production cuts beginning in August. Widely expected,…

  • Joe Biden Promises ‘Historic Investments’ In Clean Energy

    Published 15 July 2020 | viewed 19,484 times

    Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden proposed a $2 trillion clean energy and climate change package on Tuesday, a plan that would overhaul transportation, electricity, and…

  • Can OPEC+ Still Justify Its Deep Output Cuts?

    Published 14 July 2020 | viewed 19,338 times

    OPEC+ compliance rose sharply in June, helping to tighten up the market. The improved compliance also boosted confidence and cohesion in the group’s collective effort…

  • Extending Production Cuts Would Be ‘Suicidal’ For OPEC

    Published 13 July 2020 | viewed 41,233 times

    OPEC+ will hold a committee meeting this week to assess the status of the oil market and decide on its next steps. For now, the…

  • Oil Market Tightens But COVID-19 Could Spoil The Rally

    Published 11 July 2020 | viewed 28,699 times

    Global oil demand has rebounded somewhat faster than previously thought, although the spread of the coronavirus in the United States and Latin America is “casting…

  • Big Oil’s Petrochemical Bet Has Hit A Snag

    Published 09 July 2020 | viewed 23,136 times

    As oil markets are slowly recovering from the oil price bust in April, big oil is facing a set of new challenges in the next…

  • Oil Market Recovery Threatened By Weaker Fuel Demand

    Published 08 July 2020 | viewed 28,119 times

    Gasoline demand appears to be weakening in some parts of the United States, as the coronavirus continues to spread. The states hardest hit by the surging…

  • Why The Bakken May Not Come Back

    Published 07 July 2020 | viewed 28,967 times

    The Bakken shale is already declining because of financial struggles and the oil market downturn, but the potential shuttering of the Dakota Access pipeline could…

  • Two Major U.S. Pipeline Projects Face Cancelation

    Published 06 July 2020 | viewed 20,218 times

    In the span of 24 hours, a major natural gas pipeline was cancelled and a judge ordered the Dakota Access Pipeline shut down.  Just days…

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