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Irina Slav

Oilprice.com

Contributor since: 17 Jan 2016

Irina Slav

Biography

Irina is a writer for the U.S.-based Divergente LLC consulting firm with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry.

Latest articles from Irina

  • Oil Sands Are An Easy Target But They Are Going Nowhere

    Published 23 January 2017 | viewed 1,312 times

    Canada’s PM Justin Trudeau sparked outrage earlier this month by saying the Alberta oil sands need to be “phased out”. Because the oil sands industry…

  • Why Russia Beat Saudi Arabia As China’s No.1 Oil Supplier

    Published 23 January 2017 | viewed 2,169 times

    Russia last year overtook Saudi Arabia as China’s biggest supplier of crude oil thanks in large part to increased demand from independent refineries, popularly called…

  • Oil Prices Could Reach $60 This Year: Novak

    Published 23 January 2017 | viewed 4,989 times

    Crude oil prices will trade in the range between US$50 and US$60 a barrel this year, Russia’s Oil Minister Alexander Novak said on Sunday. The…

  • Oil Price Rally Sees Large Jump In M&A Activity

    Published 22 January 2017 | viewed 4,771 times

    A year ago, oil producers in the shale patch were the object of a kind of sympathy – barely alive, many of them on the…

  • Oil Tanks After EIA Reports Surprise Crude, Gasoline Build

    Published 19 January 2017 | viewed 7,508 times

    A day after the API reported a 5.04-million-barrel decline in commercial U.S. crude oil inventories, the Energy Information Administration crushed hopes of a prolonged price…

  • U.S. Shale To Put A Firm Cap On Oil Prices

    Published 18 January 2017 | viewed 11,983 times

    The latest Drilling Productivity Report released by the Energy Information Administration has shown that crude oil output in the shale patch will continue rising next…

  • Oil Prices Fall In Spite Of Bullish OPEC Data

    Published 18 January 2017 | viewed 9,310 times

    OPEC, in its latest Monthly Oil Market Report, raised its forecast for global crude oil demand to 95.60 million barrels daily, up by 1.16 million…

  • 200,000 New Energy Jobs Forecast In 2017

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 6,255 times

    The latest U.S. Energy and Employment Report has forecast that the sector of energy efficiency will see a 9-percent increase in employment this year –…

  • China Leads Unprecedented Drop In Asian Crude Production

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 6,854 times

    Crude oil production in the Asia-Pacific is falling at a unique rate, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie, with China accounting for about half…

  • 2017 Another Year Of Excessive Volatility For Oil Prices

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 5,552 times

    This year will see further volatility in oil prices despite international efforts to restore the market to balance and improve prices more consistently. This push…

  • Russia Retains A Bullish Outlook On Brent

    Published 15 January 2017 | viewed 3,926 times

    Russia’s Mineral Resources Minister, Sergei Donskoi, has demonstrated strong optimism about the direction oil prices are going this year and next. He believes that Brent…

  • The Top 5 Places To Work In U.S. Oil And Gas

    Published 12 January 2017 | viewed 18,851 times

    Anadarko Petroleum and Chevron have emerged as the top two employers in U.S. oil and gas, according to a survey conducted by the job site…

  • Shale Break-Even Level Could Rise $10 In 2017

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 21,250 times

    The joy for shale producers stemming from rising oil prices following the OPEC production cut agreement may soon be over as oilfield service providers join…

  • Oil Slips And Bounces Back After EIA Reports Significant Builds Across The Board

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 8,463 times

    Amid growing bearish sentiment towards oil prices, the Energy Information Administration reported a build of 4.1 million barrels in crude oil inventories for the week…

  • EIA Sees 2017 U.S. Oil Output Rising By 110,000 Bpd

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 4,483 times

    The Energy Information Administration said in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook that crude oil production in the U.S. this year will average 9 million barrels…

  • Russia Has Started Cutting Oil Output: Kremlin

    Published 10 January 2017 | viewed 5,352 times

    Russia has started to cut oil production in accordance with its agreement with OPEC to aid the group’s efforts to restore the international oil market…

  • The Next Big Innovation In Oil & Gas: Cloud Computing

    Published 09 January 2017 | viewed 20,072 times

    Oil and gas is hardly the first industry that springs to mind when one mentions cloud computing. The tech that has been expanding at a…

  • The Oil Supply Glut Is Here To Stay In 2017

    Published 05 January 2017 | viewed 24,886 times

    It has become painfully obvious that the much-hyped OPEC agreement to reduce global oil production by close to 2 million bpd won’t have the effect…

  • EIA Boosts Bullish Oil Sentiment With 7.1-Million Barrel Draw

    Published 05 January 2017 | viewed 8,744 times

    In its first crude oil inventory report for the year, the EIA said commercial stockpiles stood at 479 million barrels, a draw of 7.1 million…

  • Why Russia Expects $40 Oil This Year

    Published 04 January 2017 | viewed 29,011 times

    Budget deficit is a fascinating thing. It can turn around economies if it’s large enough or it can highlight their resilience, if it turns out…

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