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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

  • Hurricane Damage To Trigger Fuel Glut

    Published 21 September 2017 | viewed 3,148 times

    Damage from hurricanes in the Caribbean, which sends a substantial amount of fuel oil to the U.S. Gulf Coast, could lead to a glut of…

  • Will The White House Prevent Rosneft From Buying Citgo?

    Published 20 September 2017 | viewed 3,106 times

    Senators have pressed the Trump Administration to review the chances of Russia’s Rosneft acquiring Venezuela’s PDVSA and its U.S. business, Citgo. Marco Rubio and Bob…

  • The Race For The “Holy Grail” Of Renewables

    Published 20 September 2017 | viewed 4,293 times

    In February, AES Energy’s Escondido battery storage facility in California was hailed as the largest one to date, with a capacity of 30 MW/120 MWh.…

  • Is Artificial Intelligence The Next Step In Total's Tech Push?

    Published 20 September 2017 | viewed 3,770 times

    France’s top oil player Total has once again demonstrated that it is wasting no time to prepare for the future realities of an increasingly green,…

  • EIA Report Kills Bullish Sentiment

    Published 20 September 2017 | viewed 15,937 times

    Amid restarting refineries along the Gulf Coast and growing optimism about strengthening demand, the EIA dampened spirits somewhat by reporting a substantial increase in crude…

  • The Chinese Giant Taking Over Energy Markets

    Published 18 September 2017 | viewed 6,038 times

    Last week’s announcement of the US$9-billion acquisition by Chinese CEFC of a more than 14-percent stake in Rosneft sent ripples across the oil industry and…

  • Oil Price Volatility Is Set To Return

    Published 18 September 2017 | viewed 19,215 times

    Oil markets could experience more intense price volatility in the coming years because of insufficient investment in new production, according to the head of the…

  • Plastics Won’t Save Oil

    Published 13 September 2017 | viewed 7,045 times

    Petrochemicals are Big Oil’s big hope for the future—the distant future. Petrochemicals are used in thousands of products, with the biggest group among these being…

  • Oil Prices Rise On Huge Draw In Gasoline Stocks

    Published 13 September 2017 | viewed 10,116 times

    Crude oil prices inched up after the EIA reported a smaller-than-expected build of 5.9 million barrels in crude oil inventories for the week to September…

  • Is Russia Pushing Saudi Arabia Out Of Asia?

    Published 12 September 2017 | viewed 5,587 times

    Chinese industrial conglomerate CEFC has agreed to buy 14.16 percent in Russia’s Rosneft for approximately US$9 billion. The deal was no surprise as it came…

  • Oil Prices Rise As OPEC Oil Production Declines In August

    Published 12 September 2017 | viewed 4,475 times

    OPEC’s crude oil production declined in August thanks to Saudi Arabia cutting more from its production, a person familiar with the figures told Bloomberg, adding…

  • The Two Nations Leading The Wind Power Race

    Published 11 September 2017 | viewed 5,318 times

    China and the UK have teamed up to develop the next generation of offshore wind power capacity, with a focus on identifying the best locations…

  • Should OPEC Extend The Production Cut Deal?

    Published 11 September 2017 | viewed 4,353 times

    Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih has discussed with his Venezuelan and Kazakhs counterparts the option of extending the crude oil production cut deal beyond…

  • World’s Largest Car Market Turns To Electric Vehicles

    Published 11 September 2017 | viewed 8,354 times

    China is preparing to announce the date from which internal combustion engine car sales will be banned, joining Norway, France, and the UK, among others,…

  • Traders Expect Much Tighter Oil Markets In Early 2018

    Published 08 September 2017 | viewed 10,999 times

    Optimism among oil traders seems to be rising based on Brent calendar spreads, according to Reuters market analyst John Kemp. He notes in a recent…

  • Hurricane Irma Prompts Oil Storage, Port Shutdowns

    Published 08 September 2017 | viewed 6,915 times

    Hurricane Irma has prompted the shutdown of at least two oil storage complexes in the Caribbean, with a combined capacity of 18.6 million barrels, S&P…

  • Will Hydrogen Break The Battery Market?

    Published 07 September 2017 | viewed 18,625 times

    The most abundant element in the universe—hydrogen—has been attracting less attention than it deserves on the clean energy stage, with batteries of all sorts stealing…

  • Oil Prices Steady Amid Rising Crude Inventories

    Published 07 September 2017 | viewed 11,413 times

    As refineries along the Gulf Coast slowly resume normal operations, there was no surprise in this week’s EIA inventory report: a build of 4.6 million…

  • OPEC Fails To Cut Oil Exports Below 2016 Levels

    Published 07 September 2017 | viewed 6,057 times

    OPEC exported 25.19 million bpd of crude oil last month, the lowest since April this year, Thomson Reuters Oil Research said, but the eight-month average…

  • Can NAFTA Protect Big Oil From Mexico’s Populist Movement?

    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 4,540 times

    The second round of NAFTA negotiations that concluded yesterday in Mexico City sought ways to enshrine the 2014 energy sector reforms that the Enrique Pena-Nieto…

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