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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 Slides As Russia Speaks Out Against Deeper Output Cuts

    Published 05 July 2017 | viewed 16,660 times

    Russia will oppose any attempts to deepen the oil production cuts currently in effect in OPEC and 11 other oil producers, according to four government…

  • Has Keystone XL Become Obsolete?

    Published 03 July 2017 | viewed 17,497 times

    Keystone XL may have become obsolete before it was even built, at least according to some sources close to TransCanada, which has gone on a…

  • Arab States Extend Deadline For Qatar Ultimatum

    Published 03 July 2017 | viewed 5,701 times

    Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt, and the UAE have given Qatar 48 more hours to submit to a list of demands presented to the emirate ten…

  • Crisis-Stricken Venezuela Looks To Import Fuel

    Published 25 June 2017 | viewed 14,459 times

    Venezuela is seeking more than 13 million barrels of fuel imports by the end of the year, which constitutes about a third of what the…

  • OPEC Oil Basket Falls Below WTI

    Published 23 June 2017 | viewed 23,821 times

    The price of OPEC’s oil basket, which is made out of 14 different blends, fell to US$42.58 a barrel yesterday, below the closing price of…

  • Sinking Louisiana: A Major Threat To Billions In Oil Infrastructure

    Published 21 June 2017 | viewed 27,474 times

    That Louisiana is sinking into the Gulf of Mexico is not news. Rising seas and coastline erosion have been working together for decades, but this…

  • Crude Inventory Draw Offers Sliver Of Hope For Oil Markets

    Published 21 June 2017 | viewed 18,890 times

    With WTI slipping into a bear market, global floating oil storage at a record high for this year, and Libya getting closer to its target…

  • Outlook For Oil Looks Bleak, Prices Hit 7-Month Low

    Published 20 June 2017 | viewed 17,936 times

    Crude oil started the week with a loss, which may be extended today as U.S. shale drillers continue to add rigs, and Libya and Nigeria…

  • Switching From Coal To Solar Could Save 50,000 Lives

    Published 19 June 2017 | viewed 7,312 times

    Replacing coal-fired power plants with solar power installations could save as many as 51,999 lives every year, a study from the Michigan Technological University has…

  • Oil Sands Output Growth Second Only To Shale

    Published 18 June 2017 | viewed 14,804 times

    Canada’s Mordor, as environmentalists like to call the oil sands, is notorious for how “dirty” oil extraction is there. It’s also notorious for how expensive…

  • Are Hedge Funds Growing Weary Of The Permian?

    Published 16 June 2017 | viewed 11,396 times

    Eight hedge funds have pulled out more than US$400 million in positions in ten big shale oil and gas companies active in the Permian, Reuters…

  • Iraq Dethrones Saudi Arabia As India’s No.1 Oil Supplier

    Published 15 June 2017 | viewed 15,143 times

    Iraq has been India’s largest supplier of crude oil for the last three months, shipping data from Bloomberg has revealed. This means that OPEC’s number-two…

  • The Fourth Industrial Revolution Is Fueled By Oil

    Published 14 June 2017 | viewed 15,774 times

    Artificial intelligence is already here, with algorithms replacing traders on Wall Street and tanker watchers in ports. Robots are here, too, drilling wells and cleaning…

  • Analysts: Much Deeper OPEC Cuts Are Needed

    Published 14 June 2017 | viewed 11,848 times

    The International Energy Agency had a nasty surprise for OPEC and its partners in the oil output cut agreement today. According to the authority, non-OPEC…

  • Minor Crude Inventory Draw Gives Bulls Glimmer Of Hope

    Published 14 June 2017 | viewed 11,865 times

    Today, the Energy Information Administration gave oil bulls a glimmer of hope by reporting a draw in inventories of 1.7 million barrels for the week…

  • North American Pipeline Capacity Crisis Looms Large

    Published 13 June 2017 | viewed 14,711 times

    Canada’s problem with its oil pipeline capacity is becoming increasingly serious as opposition to new pipelines is growing in intensity. The situation will only worsen…

  • Can U.S. LNG Challenge Gazprom In Europe?

    Published 12 June 2017 | viewed 11,675 times

    The first cargo of U.S. liquefied natural gas last week reached its destination in Poland. The country’s Prime Minister called this “a historical moment,” that brought…

  • Russia, Saudi Arabia: The OPEC Deal Works Fine

    Published 12 June 2017 | viewed 8,465 times

    Russia and Saudi Arabia, the biggest participants in the international oil production cut deal, seem to be still confident that it will achieve the results…

  • Oil Pipelines To Be Inspected By Robots

    Published 10 June 2017 | viewed 12,649 times

    The robots are coming to oil and gas. This message is something we’ve been hearing a lot lately, what with autonomous trucks, piloted by Canada’s Suncor,…

  • The Next Big U.S. Shale Play

    Published 08 June 2017 | viewed 30,664 times

    Media coverage of the U.S. shale oil and gas industry makes it sound like the Permian is the only place where things are happening. Everybody…

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