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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

  • China Outpaces Competition In Renewable Race

    Published 23 July 2017 | viewed 6,727 times

    China has a no-nonsense approach to pretty much everything. After its rapid growth as an industrial power, it is now employing this very same approach…

  • OPEC Meets Next Week To ‘Fix’ Compliance Problem

    Published 21 July 2017 | viewed 6,405 times

    Kuwait’s Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq has delivered an anticlimactic statement regarding the upcoming OPEC ministerial meeting in St. Petersburg: the ministers will discuss compliance levels with the…

  • Will Eni’s Arctic Efforts Be Profitable?

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 3,567 times

    Arctic oil drilling may be controversial and expensive—and is generally not a top priority in the energy industry—but Italy’s energy major Eni begs to differ.…

  • U.S. May Halt Oil Imports From Venezuela

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 8,613 times

    The Trump administration is mulling over sanctions against senior Venezuelan government officials, and additional measures could include sanctions against the country’s oil industry, such as…

  • Oil Prices Leap Higher After Draw In Crude Inventories

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 12,092 times

    The Energy Information Administration offered jittery oil markets respite today by reporting a draw of 4.7 million barrels in U.S. commercial oil inventories. The report…

  • Stability Is Returning To Oil Markets

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 5,622 times

    The last couple of years have been turbulent for the international oil market and all of its players. But there are signs that the waters…

  • Are More Bankruptcies On The Way For U.S. Oil?

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 10,016 times

    Something that’s been whispered about in the last few months is now being talked about loudly: U.S. oil drillers’ debts. There have been a few…

  • Chinese Refineries Near All-Time Throughput Record In June

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 4,749 times

    Chinese refineries processed 11.21 million bpd of crude oil last month, up 2.3 percent on the year and the second-highest daily processing rate on record,…

  • The Only Way OPEC Can Kill U.S. Shale

    Published 16 July 2017 | viewed 68,186 times

    One commodity analyst got it right: the OPEC cuts would not work. After November last year when the oil cartel announced its agreement with Russia…

  • Tesla Faces Stiff Competition In Energy Storage War

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 12,305 times

    A week after Tesla announced it had won a tender for the installation of the world’s biggest battery storage system in Australia, Siemens and AES…

  • Is A Global Oil Deficit Looming?

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 14,940 times

    The world is heading towards an oil deficit, if we are to believe recent headlines quoting the chief executive of Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser. There…

  • Significant Draw In Crude Inventories Jolts Oil Prices

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 18,795 times

    A day after the American Petroleum Institute lifted spirits with an estimated crude oil inventory draw of 8.133 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration added…

  • Saudis Poised To Make Largest Crude Export Cut This Year

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 10,419 times

    Saudi Arabia plans to cut its August crude oil exports by 600,000 bpd, according to an industry source from the Kingdom who spoke to Reuters.…

  • World’s Biggest Oil Traders Zero In On Shale Hot Spots

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 13,108 times

    U.S. shale oil is in the spotlight once again, this time not as a deterrent to a price improvement, but as the future of the…

  • Strong Demand Expectations To Lift Oil Prices

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 14,236 times

    Optimism about crude oil demand in the coming weeks has helped prices to recover somewhat, but the sustainability of the improvement is highly uncertain. Bank…

  • Citi: Demand Growth Could Push Oil To $60 By Christmas

    Published 10 July 2017 | viewed 16,965 times

    Crude oil prices could jump to US$60 a barrel by this year’s end thanks to growing demand and lower OPEC supply, according to Citigroup’s senior…

  • OPEC: Further Cuts Off The Table

    Published 10 July 2017 | viewed 10,543 times

    No further oil output cuts are on the agenda for the July meeting of the ministerial committee set up to monitor compliance with the OPEC-non-OPEC…

  • Is Arctic Drilling Still Profitable For Norway?

    Published 09 July 2017 | viewed 7,422 times

    Arctic drilling may become unprofitable for Norway if oil prices continue to fall, says a new report looking into the best and worst scenarios for…

  • Oil No Longer Decisive Factor In Emerging Market Performance

    Published 09 July 2017 | viewed 9,250 times

    Oil is increasingly losing relevance in the performance of emerging market assets including, equities—and now, bonds and currencies. What’s more, the technology sector is apparently…

  • Oil Prices Leap Higher On Strong Draw In Crude Inventories

    Published 06 July 2017 | viewed 17,086 times

    Amid a fresh wave of pessimism on oil markets following faster than expected oil output growth in Libya and reports that Russia will oppose any…

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