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Irina Slav


Contributor since: 17 Jan 2016

Irina Slav

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.

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  • Iraq Oil Exports From South Close To Record-High

    Published 20 September 2018 | viewed 294 times

    Crude oil exports from southern Iraq are close to a record-high so far in September, averaging 3.6 million bpd as of yesterday, Reuters reports, citing…

  • Japanese Refiners Stop Buying Iran Oil Ahead Of Sanctions

    Published 20 September 2018 | viewed 937 times

    Japanese refiners have stopped buying Iranian crude ahead of the November 4 deadline set by Washington to all countries doing business with Iran before economic…

  • Canada Transport Ministry Fast-Tracks Crude Oil Rail Car Phase-Out

    Published 20 September 2018 | viewed 2,657 times

    Canada’s transport ministry will fast-track a phase-out of two models of rail cars for the transportation of crude oil and condensate as oil exports by…

  • Nuclear Power Could Be Key In Reaching Climate Goals

    Published 19 September 2018 | viewed 4,490 times

    Nuclear power could contribute to achieving the Paris Agreement targets on climate change, but it would need help of its own to do that, a…

  • Mexico Begins Oil Contract Review

    Published 19 September 2018 | viewed 5,844 times

    Mexico’s elected government has stayed true to President-elect’s campaign promise to review all oil contracts sealed by the previous administration and has started the review…

  • Iranian Hackers Step Up Attacks On Energy Firms

    Published 19 September 2018 | viewed 3,665 times

    Iranian cybercrime group APT33 has stepped up its attacks on a variety of companies in the Persian Gulf, including energy firms, The National reports, citing…

  • Oil Prices Inch Higher On Crude, Gasoline Draw

    Published 19 September 2018 | viewed 20,486 times

    After API’s latest surprise inventory build pressured oil prices, the Energy Information Administration cheered the market up by refuting the build and reporting instead yet…

  • China Slaps Tariffs On U.S. LNG, Threatens Export Growth

    Published 19 September 2018 | viewed 4,902 times

    As expected, China yesterday retaliated against the U.S. after President Trump announced a list of another US$200 billion worth of Chinese goods that will be…

  • Russia Tells Washington To Leave Iran Alone

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 17,304 times

    “This is unproductive, this is wrong,” Russia’s Energy Minister Alexander Novak recently said about the U.S. sanctions on Iran, indicating that Moscow will continue to…

  • China's Diesel Demand Reaches Peak

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 5,279 times

    China’s demand for diesel has peaked and gasoline demand will soon follow, research from state energy giant CNPC has revealed. Reuters cites CNPC’s research division…

  • Saudi Arabia To Invest $1 Billion In Tesla Rival

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 4,425 times

    Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund, PIF, announced that it has sealed a deal to invest more than US$1 billion in Silicon Valley-based electric car maker…

  • U.S. Shale Oil Production Beats Estimates Again

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 17,421 times

    Crude oil production in the U.S. shale patch will hit 7.59 million bpd next month, the Energy Information Administration said in its latest Drilling Productivity…

  • Investors Flock To U.S. Oil And Gas Lease Sale

    Published 18 September 2018 | viewed 3,135 times

    The latest Bureau of Land Management lease sale, in New Mexico, could see an influx of investor interest in U.S. energy, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke…

  • Why WTI Could Crash In The Coming Weeks

    Published 17 September 2018 | viewed 35,183 times

    West Texas Intermediate could drop to US$65 a barrel later this year on the back of extra maintenance work at U.S. refineries, Tom Kloza from…

  • Iraq’s Oil Production Problem

    Published 17 September 2018 | viewed 10,991 times

    Iraq’s oil production will only grow marginally over the next 10 years despite its potential capacity, which stands at as much as 7 million bpd,…

  • Russia And Saudi Arabia Confirm Long-Term Oil Partnership

    Published 17 September 2018 | viewed 4,523 times

    Russia and Saudi Arabia will continue co-operating in the long term, including on the design of a framework for the relations between OPEC and its…

  • Iran Accuses Russia And Saudi Arabia Of Stealing Market Share

    Published 17 September 2018 | viewed 8,893 times

    Russia and Saudi Arabia are eating into Iran’s oil market share, Tehran’s OPEC governor, Hossein Kazempour Ardebili, said in an interview with state oil agency…

  • Tesla To Repair Its Own Cars After Accidents

    Published 17 September 2018 | viewed 2,832 times

    “Tesla is bringing most collision repairs in-house, as outside firms take weeks to months for repairs, driving Tesla owners (and us) crazy,” CEO Elon Musk…

  • Diesel Demand Is Set To Soar

    Published 16 September 2018 | viewed 32,732 times

    The International Maritime Organization’s new rules on fuel emissions that will come into effect in 2020 will help to lift diesel demand, according to industry…

  • China Refinery Throughput Drops To 9-Month Low

    Published 14 September 2018 | viewed 4,723 times

    Chinese refineries processed 50.31 million tons of crude oil in August, the lowest since December 2017, calculations by Reuters based on data from the National…

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