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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.

Latest articles from Irina

  • Crude Oil Inventory Draw Fails To Move Market

    Published 16 January 2019 | viewed 7,612 times

    The Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory decline of 2.7 million barrels for the week to January 11 but the report failed to…

  • B.C. Carbon Footprint Grows Despite Environmental Lobby

    Published 16 January 2019 | viewed 1,892 times

    The carbon footprint of British Columbia is growing and has been growing for the last eight years despite a strong environmentalist lobby,  , the latest…

  • EIA: OPEC Production To Fall By 1 Million Bpd This Year

    Published 16 January 2019 | viewed 3,089 times

    The Energy Information Administration expects OPEC’s combined crude oil production this year to be 1 million barrels per day lower than in 2018, when the…

  • Heavy Crude: From Glut To Shortage

    Published 15 January 2019 | viewed 9,257 times

    Just a few months ago Canadian heavy crude oil producers were sending their product to storage amid a painfully deep price discount to West Texas…

  • Norway’s Exclusive Claim Over Arctic Oil Exploration At Stake In Crab Case

    Published 15 January 2019 | viewed 3,562 times

    Norway’s exclusive right to explore for oil and gas in parts of its continental shelf are at stake in a fascinating Supreme Court case focused…

  • Saudi Oil Minister Expects Recession But Isn’t Worried About Oil Prices

    Published 15 January 2019 | viewed 4,991 times

    A global recession is a possibility but it will hardly have a serious effect on the economy, Saudi Arabia’s top oil man, Khalid al-Falih, said…

  • CME To Start Selling U.S. Export Crude

    Published 15 January 2019 | viewed 3,678 times

    International exchange operator CME Group has teamed up with Enterprise Products Partners to launch an electronic trading platform specifically focused on spot contracts for American…

  • Alberta Premier Loses Patience With Federal Government

    Published 15 January 2019 | viewed 5,949 times

    "Albertans still need the federal government to step up and support the industry while we are trying to get through this ridiculousness of having not…

  • Oil Majors Bet Big On Offshore Drilling In 2019

    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 8,979 times

    Oil majors will spend US$208 billion on offshore drilling and other oilfield services this year, but not all sector players are positioned to benefit from…

  • Iran Feeling Economic Isolation From U.S. Sanctions

    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 4,097 times

    The United States has no intention of granting any further sanction waivers to Iran crude oil buyers, the U.S. special representative for Iran, Brian Hook,…

  • Saudi Oil Minister: Aramco Set To Go Public In 2021

    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 4,161 times

    Saudi Aramco is on track to become a public company in 2021, Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said during an oil conference in Abu Dhabi. Gulf…

  • China Oil Imports Up 30% In December, Gas Imports Hit Record

    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 4,185 times

    China imported 30 percent more crude oil in December than a year earlier, Reuters reports, citing fresh customs data. The surge was the result of…

  • Saudi Oil Minister: No Need For Extraordinary OPEC Meeting

    Published 14 January 2019 | viewed 8,148 times

    There is no need for the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries to schedule an extraordinary meeting before April, Saudi Arabia’s Energy Minister, Khalid al-Falih, told…

  • What’s Holding Back Argentina’s Shale Revolution?

    Published 12 January 2019 | viewed 8,211 times

    Vaca Muerta, the “Dead Cow” shale formation in Argentina’s west, is believed to be one of the largest shale plays globally, “the Argentine Permian”, and…

  • Hydropower Has Higher Environmental Cost Than Believed: Study

    Published 11 January 2019 | viewed 6,331 times

    Dam construction involves higher environmental and social costs than previously estimated, a new study has suggested. The study, cited by Phys.org, was carried out by…

  • GM To Push Cadillac As Tesla Rival

    Published 11 January 2019 | viewed 8,065 times

    General Motors will make Cadillac its first electric car under the BEV3 platform, according to unnamed sources talking to Reuters. The electric Cadillac will become…

  • Mexico Hedges Oil at $55 A Barrel

    Published 11 January 2019 | viewed 12,331 times

    Amid a fuel crisis that is spiraling out of control, the notorious Mexico oil hedge this year is worth US$1.23 billion with the average export…

  • China To Only Approve New Solar Projects If They Are As Cheap As Coal

    Published 11 January 2019 | viewed 5,142 times

    China will only approve new solar and wind power capacity if it matches the country’s coal benchmark on price, Forbes’ John Parnell reports, adding a…

  • America’s Remarkable Dual Achievement In Energy

    Published 10 January 2019 | viewed 6,175 times

    America’s “Generation Energy” has achieved something that seemed impossible: an increase in energy consumption coupled with a consistent decline in carbon dioxide emissions to the…

  • WoodMac: LNG Glut Not Likely In 2019

    Published 10 January 2019 | viewed 5,995 times

    With the millions of tons in new liquefied natural gas capacity coming on stream these days, many have begun worrying about an oversupply that would…

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