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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

  • Rising Oil Prices May Hit Asian Consumers

    Published 29 May 2016 | viewed 7,896 times

    For growing Asian economies, the oil price drop that started in mid-2014 was very welcome. It allowed them to cut petrol subsidies that were taking…

  • Why The Bust For Offshore Drillers Might Last Another 2 Years

    Published 26 May 2016 | viewed 7,234 times

    Statoil cancelled a contract for a drillship with Seadrill, which it had intended to use for drilling operations in the Atlantic, near Newfoundland. The cancellation…

  • Clinton Chasing Votes With Fracking U-Turn

    Published 26 May 2016 | viewed 9,092 times

    Leaked emails obtained by The Intercept reveal Hillary Clinton’s multiple stances on fracking—which apparently differ depending on whether we’re talking about fracking on U.S. soil…

  • 2015 Worst Year For Oil Discoveries Since 1952

    Published 25 May 2016 | viewed 9,525 times

    A report by Rystad Energy has revealed that new oil discoveries in 2015 totaled 12.1 billion barrels, which is the least amount of new oil…

  • China Moves Into U.S. Wind Sector

    Published 24 May 2016 | viewed 8,227 times

    Chinese wind turbine maker Goldwind announced that it bought the Rattlesnake wind power project in Texas from Renewable Energy Systems for an undisclosed amount, making…

  • International Markets Prove Hard To Conquer For U.S. LNG

    Published 19 May 2016 | viewed 5,678 times

    The latest drilling productivity report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has shown that the Marcellus shale continues to be the largest source of natural…

  • Iraq Facing Perfect Storm

    Published 18 May 2016 | viewed 10,301 times

    Iraq has been pumping oil at record-high rates since the start of the year, with daily output reaching 4.31 million barrels last month, most of…

  • Brazil’s New Foreign Minister Suspected Of Dubious Dealings With Chevron

    Published 17 May 2016 | viewed 9,690 times

    Brazil’s new government is less than a week old, and already there are seeds of a scandal after a strong media backlash against the fact…

  • Oklahoma Oil Industry About To Lose Tax Rebates

    Published 17 May 2016 | viewed 7,122 times

    The Oklahoma Senate has suspended a tax incentive for the oil industry that’s likely to see a lot of small producers go under. Oklahoma is…

  • Elon Musks Hyperloop Inches Forward With First Successful Test

    Published 13 May 2016 | viewed 5,080 times

    Imagine a fossil-fuel independent world where those who don’t want to give up their road autonomy drive electric cars, while those who need to get…

  • Fracking: Oklahoma’s New F-Word

    Published 15 May 2016 | viewed 17,147 times

    Fracking in Oklahoma, as well as elsewhere, has been on the decline, thanks to the oil price slump. Quakes, however, are continuing at alarming rates.…

  • Iran Hits Saudis Where It Hurts, Offers Discounts On Asian Crude

    Published 12 May 2016 | viewed 19,106 times

    Iran has introduced a discount on the June contract for its heavy crude going to Asia, just a few days after Saudi Arabia announced a…

  • Are Subsidies Killing US Solar Companies?

    Published 12 May 2016 | viewed 5,482 times

    The oil price rout has caused a lot of headaches in the renewable industry, especially in the heavily subsidized U.S. solar sector, which is suffering…

  • OPEC Is Dead, What’s Next?

    Published 11 May 2016 | viewed 19,866 times

    OPEC is dead, Rosneft’s head Igor Sechin has told Reuters. In a fine example of stating the obvious – at least to those who have…

  • Kuwait Plans To Ramp Up Oil Production By 44% Before 2020

    Published 11 May 2016 | viewed 9,949 times

    A senior Kuwait Petroleum Corp official has confirmed to media the company’s plans to increase production by 44 percent to almost 4 million barrels a…

  • 90% Off Sale On Offshore Drilling Rigs?

    Published 10 May 2016 | viewed 16,390 times

    It might not be a great time to start offshore drilling, with oil prices as depressed as they are, but it might just be a…

  • Petrobras Offloads $1.4B In Assets Amidst Political Turmoil

    Published 10 May 2016 | viewed 4,374 times

    Petroleo Brasileiro, Brazil’s state-owned, heavily indebted oil giant, has closed the sell-off of its Argentinean business to local Pampa Energia for US$892 million and its…

  • The Russia-China Energy Marriage And The Multipolar World

    Published 10 May 2016 | viewed 9,771 times

    Trade between Russia and China in the first quarter of the year grew 3.6 percent on the year, to $14.2 billion. A senior CNPC official…

  • Turkey, At Energy Crossroads, Sliding Towards Authoritarianism

    Published 09 May 2016 | viewed 9,950 times

    Last week’s resignation of Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmed Davutoglu has marked one more stepping stone in President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s path to authoritarian rule. Erdogan…

  • Major Banks Shrug Off Concerns Of Bad Energy Debt

    Published 07 May 2016 | viewed 4,594 times

    The latest survey by the Federal Reserve among senior loan officers has revealed a pessimistic picture. Banks operating in the U.S. are still skeptical about…

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