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Irina Slav


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Irina Slav

Irina is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry.

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    Published 27 January 2021 | viewed 4,253 times

    A week ago, President Joe Biden did what many in Alberta feared: he revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline—on his first day as…

  • Oil Prices Jump On Large Inventory Draw

    Published 27 January 2021 | viewed 10,784 times

    Crude oil prices jumped higher today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory draw of 9.9 million barrels for the week to…

  • Texas Regulator Slams BP For Flaring

    Published 27 January 2021 | viewed 1,347 times

    The Texas Railroad Commission has gotten a chance to strike back at BP, which last year urged it to reduce flaring in the state. BP…

  • Big Oil's Exploration Cuts Exacerbate Supply Deficit

    Published 26 January 2021 | viewed 12,489 times

    The idea that crude oil could ever again hit three-digit price levels may sound ridiculous at a time when slack demand amid a pandemic has…

  • Pipeline Shortage Leads To Surge In Canadian Oil-by-Rail Exports

    Published 26 January 2021 | viewed 4,427 times

    Canadian crude oil exports transported by rail soared by 87 percent on the month in November as producers had little else to do given the…

  • Biden To Replace Federal Fleet With EVs

    Published 26 January 2021 | viewed 3,049 times

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  • Saudi Arabia Is On The Brink Of Losing Control Of Oil Markets

    Published 25 January 2021 | viewed 29,559 times

    When earlier this month Saudi Arabia served “a wonderful surprise” to oil markets in the words of its energy minister, oil prices jumped up. After…

  • Libya’s Petroleum Guard Shuts Down Oil Port

    Published 25 January 2021 | viewed 3,821 times

    The Petroleum Facilities Guard has shut down the Hariga oil port in eastern Libya after the National Oil Corporation delayed the payment of salaries for…

  • Iraq Slashes Oil Output To Compensate For Overproduction

    Published 25 January 2021 | viewed 2,982 times

    Iraq will pump less oil this month and next to make up for excess production last year, the deputy chief of SOMO, the oil marketing…

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    Published 24 January 2021 | viewed 14,469 times

    Hydrogen as a fuel of the future is the talk of the town in energy markets. Pros and cons of green versus blue hydrogen, capacity…

  • Alberta's Premier: Killing KeystoneXL Is Gut Punch To Canadian Economy

    Published 22 January 2021 | viewed 3,142 times

    The Premier of Alberta has called on the Canadian federal government to retaliate against the incoming U.S. administration after President Joe Biden said he would…

  • Iran Begins Boosting Oil Production

    Published 22 January 2021 | viewed 9,430 times

    Iran has started ramping up its crude oil production eyeing a return to pre-sanction levels in a month or two, Deputy Oil Minister Amir Hossein…

  • Bearish EIA Inventory Report Sends Oil Prices Lower

    Published 22 January 2021 | viewed 6,392 times

    Crude oil prices fell further today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory build of 4.4 million barrels for the week to…

  • China Is Struggling To Keep Up With Electricity Demand

    Published 21 January 2021 | viewed 4,491 times

    The cold spell that left Asian countries scrambling to buy enough natural gas for heating and electricity generation earlier this month made headlines and spurred…

  • Can Shale Resist The Lure Of Another Output Surge?

    Published 20 January 2021 | viewed 11,890 times

    U.S. shale changed global oil markets. It shook the foundations of OPEC as the one single swing producer group. And last year, it crumbled under…

  • SpaceX To Repurpose Oil Rigs For Launch Pads

    Published 20 January 2021 | viewed 5,839 times

    SpaceX plans to use two deepwater oil rigs as offshore floating spaceports that the company will likely use for the Starship rockets it is developing.…

  • India Unhappy With OPEC+ Oil Production Cuts

    Published 20 January 2021 | viewed 10,297 times

    India, one of the world’s top oil consumers, has slammed OPEC for creating confusion with its latest decisions regarding oil supply, with many importers seeing…

  • Oil Majors Win Big As LNG Prices Soar

    Published 19 January 2021 | viewed 14,068 times

    Shell turned the lights back on at its Prelude offshore LNG facility just as Asia was being frozen by a cold spell that sent prices…

  • IEA Slashes Oil Demand Outlook For 2021

    Published 19 January 2021 | viewed 5,099 times

    The International Energy Agency cut its crude oil demand recovery outlook for this year by 300,000 bpd to 5.5 million bpd in its latest Oil…

  • Investors Growing More Bullish On Oil

    Published 19 January 2021 | viewed 7,388 times

    Investors are becoming increasingly bullish on crude oil, with trading activity on the most popular crude and fuels contracts off to a strong start of…

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