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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

  • How Did The Big Name Oil Bulls Fare This Year?

    Published 26 December 2016 | viewed 10,196 times

    For those active in commodity investments, it’s clear that forecasting prices is more or less a guessing game. This is especially true for oil and…

  • The Arctic Drilling Ban: Much Ado About Nothing?

    Published 23 December 2016 | viewed 9,722 times

    Outgoing President Barack Obama is about to invoke a 1953 law in a bid to protect the Arctic and Atlantic shelf of the United States…

  • 2017 Oil Market Recovery Is Sure To Be Slow

    Published 21 December 2016 | viewed 13,574 times

    This year has been tumultuous for oil. From the US$27 a barrel trough we witnessed in February to the spike to US$55 after OPEC announced…

  • Did Trump Just Make Peace With The Renewables Lobby?

    Published 19 December 2016 | viewed 9,934 times

    President-elect Donald Trump has appointed Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk to his Strategic and Policy Forum. Musk was also invited to a special meeting with the…

  • Google Spin Off Could Become Tesla’s Biggest Rival

    Published 19 December 2016 | viewed 7,797 times

    Google has spun off its self-driving car project X into a separate company called Waymo. That’s not a contraction of “Way more”, although it certainly…

  • The Pain Is Almost Over For Oil And Gas Drillers

    Published 15 December 2016 | viewed 29,080 times

    The drilling segment of the oil and gas industry has suffered more than its fair share of trouble since the oil price crash began in…

  • Nigeria Aims For “Lasting Peace” As Oil Output Hits 1.8 Million Bpd

    Published 15 December 2016 | viewed 7,301 times

    Nigeria is producing around 1.8 million barrels of oil daily, up from an average 1.63 million bpd in the third quarter of the year. The…

  • Oil Spikes After EIA Reports Surprise Draw To Crude Inventories

    Published 14 December 2016 | viewed 16,273 times

    The EIA reported a draw of 2.6 million barrels in U.S. commercial crude oil inventories, a day after the American Petroleum Institute shocked and unsettled…

  • Rex Tillerson: ‘’Russian Spy’’ Or Diplomatic Genius?

    Published 13 December 2016 | viewed 13,011 times

    The news that Rex Tillerson, Exxon’s CEO, is Donald Trump’s official pick for the Secretary of State chair has sparked an outrage among Democratic and…

  • U.S. Shale Finally Sees Production Rise

    Published 13 December 2016 | viewed 14,867 times

    The U.S. shale patch is forecast to yield 4.542 million barrels of oil a day in January 2017, according to the latest drilling report of…

  • Can OPEC Send Oil To $70?

    Published 12 December 2016 | viewed 40,809 times

    OPEC managed to convince almost a dozen non-OPEC producers to take part in oil production cuts over the weekend, and the news immediately sent international…

  • The Bulls Are Back: Oil Spikes As Non-OPEC Pledges 558,000 Bpd Cut

    Published 12 December 2016 | viewed 8,718 times

    Almost a dozen non-OPEC producers have agreed to reduce their crude oil output in a bid to support OPEC’s efforts to prop up prices. Among…

  • U.S. Shale Patch Dominates Top 10 Oil Investment Ranking

    Published 11 December 2016 | viewed 7,810 times

    Oklahoma and Texas are the best destinations for oil and gas investment, with the two states occupying the number 1 and number 2 spots respectively…

  • Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Deliveries To U.S.

    Published 09 December 2016 | viewed 44,484 times

    Saudi Arabia has informed its clients that their crude oil deliveries in January will be lower, to reflect the country’s compliance with the production cut…

  • Did Big Oil Layoff Too Many Workers Too Quickly?

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 50,164 times

    What was once a mere warning to the oil industry has now become a reality: the severe cost cuts undertaken by virtually every oil and…

  • Glencore, Qatar Fund Buy 20% In Rosneft

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 6,426 times

    Glencore has teamed up with Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to acquire a 19.5-percent stake in Russia’s oil giant Rosneft. The Swiss-based commodity trader and miner,…

  • The End Of The Bust? U.S. Shale Patch Could Start Hiring Soon

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 12,041 times

    More than 150,000 jobs in the oil and gas sector in the U.S. have been cut since the start of the oil price crisis in…

  • EIA Reports Crude Inventory Draw Amid Rising Doubts On OPEC Deal

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 14,823 times

    As doubts about the effectiveness of OPEC’s production cut deal continue to rise, the EIA reported a 2.4-million-barrel fall in commercial inventories for the week…

  • IEA Chief Expects OPEC Deal To Work

    Published 06 December 2016 | viewed 7,453 times

    Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency, expects oil’s fundamentals to regain balance soon, thanks to the output cut deal agreed by…

  • How Russia Outsmarted OPEC

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 38,728 times

    OPEC’s historical deal to cut production has been sealed, and oil prices have jumped as a result, comfortably above the $50 per barrel mark. According…

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