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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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  • U.S. To Hold Major Oil & Gas Lease Sale In August

    Published 13 July 2018 | viewed 5,302 times

    The U.S. Department of the Interior will hold an oil and gas lease sale for 78 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico on August…

  • Puerto Rico Utility Board Resigns

    Published 13 July 2018 | viewed 2,617 times

    Five of the seven members of the Puerto Rico utility board resigned yesterday amid a huge restructuring following the severe damage the country suffered from…

  • Renewables Overtake Coal For First Time Ever In Germany

    Published 12 July 2018 | viewed 6,121 times

    For the first time in history, renewable power sources have overtaken coal in Germany’s energy mix, the German Association of Energy and Water Industries (BDEW)…

  • Iran Assures India It Will Supply Enough Oil

    Published 12 July 2018 | viewed 6,547 times

    Iran will take care to supply India with all the oil it needs, the country’s embassy in India said, a day after deputy ambassador threatened…

  • Iran Reports 36% Drop In Gasoline Imports In Q1

    Published 12 July 2018 | viewed 4,753 times

    Iran imported 36 percent less gasoline than a year earlier during the first quarter of the Iranian year beginning on March 21 in what may…

  • Saudi Arabia's Solution To Rising U.S. Gas Prices

    Published 12 July 2018 | viewed 26,765 times

    The first U.S.-bound shipment of reformulated blendstock gasoline produced at a Saudi refinery operated by Aramco and Total is on its way, Reuters reports, citing…

  • Will The U.S. Compromise On Iran Oil Sanctions?

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 7,243 times

    Some of the United States’ closest allies are scrambling to find a way around the latest sanctions of the Trump Administration against Tehran, and Washington…

  • India To OPEC: Soaring Oil Prices Will Erode Demand

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 5,898 times

    OPEC needs to pay more attention to the movement of oil prices and take action to reduce them or it will find itself with a…

  • State Department Hints Iran Sanction Waivers Possible

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 8,512 times

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  • EIA Reports Largest Crude Draw Since 2016

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 23,970 times

    The Energy Information Administration reported a huge draw in crude oil inventories of 12.6 million barrels for the week to July 6, after a build…

  • India Cuts Iran Oil Imports Sharply In June

    Published 11 July 2018 | viewed 3,580 times

    Iranian crude oil imports into India fell by 15.9 percent in June from May, or to 592,800 bpd from more than 705,000 bpd in the…

  • Libyan Oil Production Is Only Heading Lower

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 5,337 times

    When back in September 2016 the Libyan National Army retook control over the export terminals in the country’s Oil Crescent from the Petroleum Facilities Guard…

  • OPEC Won’t Take Additional Action As Oil Prices Rise

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 13,472 times

    OPEC is doing its best to offset supply disruptions around the world, but it has no intention of “overdoing it”, Bloomberg reports, citing the cartel’s…

  • Conoco Begins Layoffs In Scotland

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 5,330 times

    ConocoPhillips has begun telling its Scottish employees who among them will have to leave as part of a redundancy plan announced earlier this year, which…

  • Oil Prices Rise On Supply Outage In Norway

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 11,166 times

    Wage negotiations between two Norwegian oil workers’ trade unions and an employers’ association have fallen through, and hundreds of rig workers are going on strike…

  • Shell Inks Critical $4B Gas Project Agreement With Nigeria

    Published 10 July 2018 | viewed 4,428 times

    Shell has signed an agreement with the Nigerian National Petroleum Company and two other companies for the development of natural gas projects worth some US$3.7…

  • Why Natural Gas Hasn’t Dethroned Gasoline

    Published 09 July 2018 | viewed 13,969 times

    In some parts of the world, such as the Balkans, gasoline cars retrofitted with natural gas tanks are a common sight on roads. In others,…

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    Published 09 July 2018 | viewed 84,675 times

    An independent Chinese refiner has suspended crude oil purchases from the United States and has now turned to Iran as one of its sources of…

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