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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 Pipelines To Be Inspected By Robots

    Published 10 June 2017 | viewed 12,664 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 30,704 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…

  • Texas Oil And Gas Exports Are Booming

    Published 07 June 2017 | viewed 21,193 times

    As soon as the export ban on oil - in force since 1973 - was lifted in America, producers started making global expansion plans. Oil…

  • Oil Prices Collapse As The EIA Reports Unexpected Inventory Build

    Published 07 June 2017 | viewed 43,419 times

    The Energy Information Administration poured ice cold water on the budding hope that inventory levels in the world’s largest oil consumer may be normalizing, by…

  • The World’s Top Oil Consumers

    Published 06 June 2017 | viewed 25,559 times

    No doubt when faced with the question “Who’s the biggest oil guzzler in the world?” one would immediately think about the U.S. or China. Or…

  • The Seismic Impact Of Self Driving Cars On Oil

    Published 05 June 2017 | viewed 12,798 times

    All self-respecting automakers today have an electric car project. Most are either working on or considering an autonomous vehicle, too. E-cars are hot. Self-driving ones…

  • OPEC’s Next Move: Expanding The Cartel

    Published 05 June 2017 | viewed 11,172 times

    OPEC is working on establishing a legal relationship with its partners in the crude oil production cut agreement. This would mean a larger oil cartel controlling…

  • OPEC Cuts Send Russia’s Oil Heartland Into Decline

    Published 03 June 2017 | viewed 23,547 times

    Western Siberia is to Russia what the Permian is to the U.S. Well, kind of. Kind of in a sense that it’s one of the…

  • Will Self-Driving Oil Rigs Hit The Market Before Self-Driving Cars?

    Published 01 June 2017 | viewed 8,695 times

    Last week, drilling contractor Helmerich & Payne bought Motive Drilling Technologies for up to US$100 million. The deal passed without much fanfare because of its…

  • China Completes World’s Biggest Floating Solar Farm

    Published 01 June 2017 | viewed 25,390 times

    Images of the Beijing smog and millions of people wearing masks to be able to breathe are among the more dramatic depictions of air pollution…

  • Russia Has No Plans To Further Privatize Oil Industry

    Published 01 June 2017 | viewed 4,018 times

    Russia does not plan to privatize its oil sector, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told media, after former Finance Minister Alexey Kudrin insisted that the oil industry…

  • Oil Prices Rise As EIA Confirms Strong Draw To Crude Inventories

    Published 01 June 2017 | viewed 21,871 times

    A day after the American Petroleum Institute played the fairy godmother to oil bulls by reporting a huge draw in U.S. crude inventories, the EIA…

  • Tech Giants Make Major Bet On Battery Boom

    Published 30 May 2017 | viewed 7,741 times

    For every consumer electronics maker, the nascent electric car industry is a dream coming true. There is enough tech in electric cars—from infotainment systems to…

  • Saudi Prince Mohammed Meets With Putin To Discuss Oil, Syria

    Published 30 May 2017 | viewed 10,839 times

    Saudi Arabia’s Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is meeting Russian President Vladimir Putin today to discuss the extension of OPEC’s agreement with 11 other oil…

  • Is New York The Next Energy Tech Hotspot?

    Published 29 May 2017 | viewed 8,611 times

    New York is turning into a center of attraction for innovative energy technology companies thanks to its US$5-billion plan to generate half of its electricity…

  • The Big Data Revolution In Oil Is Accelerating

    Published 27 May 2017 | viewed 33,286 times

    It was about time big data entered the lives of Big Oil. Yet it’s not happening exactly as expected. Oil companies are not making a…

  • Goldman: OPEC Needs To Do More To Restrain Shale Oil

    Published 26 May 2017 | viewed 9,406 times

    Goldman Sachs analysts have warned that OPEC’s job is not over with the announcement of an extension to its November agreement. Now the group needs…

  • Russian Energy Minister: Deeper Cuts Still On The Table

    Published 26 May 2017 | viewed 9,087 times

    Deeper cuts to OPEC’s oil production are not out of the question, but their implementation will depend on how things unfold with the current OPEC…

  • Europe Joins Race For Cheaper Batteries With New Gigafactory

    Published 25 May 2017 | viewed 19,388 times

    Everybody is making batteries these days, it seems. The EV revolution is coming, and as none other than Glencore’s Ivan Glasenberg said last week, it’s coming…

  • Unveiled: Venezuela, Syria’s Secret Scheme To Bypass Oil Sanctions

    Published 25 May 2017 | viewed 14,591 times

    A Bloomberg investigation has uncovered a plan by Venezuela and Syria to circumvent Western sanctions on the Middle Eastern nation and ship its crude oil to…

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