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Irina Slav


Contributor since: 17 Jan 2016

Irina Slav

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

Latest articles from Irina

  • Oil Prices Climb Despite Crude Build

    Published 24 February 2021 | viewed 4,502 times

    Oil prices rose on Wednesday morning, despite a somewhat surprising EIA inventory report, which reflected a build in crude stocks and virtually unchanged gasoline inventories…

  • Canadian Oil-by-Rail Exports To U.S. Keep Rising

    Published 24 February 2021 | viewed 1,280 times

    Crude oil exports from Canada to the United States are increasingly being shipped by rail due to the now chronic shortage of pipeline capacity that…

  • Scientists Warn That Filling The Sahara With Solar Panels Is A Bad Idea

    Published 23 February 2021 | viewed 20,351 times

    Two years ago, a team of Finnish scientists estimated that the world needs to get 69 percent of its primary energy from solar farms in…

  • Luxury Tesla Competitor Ready To Go Public Following $11 Billion Deal

    Published 23 February 2021 | viewed 929 times

    Lucid Motors, an EV maker targeting the luxury segment, will merge with a special-purpose acquisition company to go public in a deal worth $11.75 billion,…

  • Petrobras CEO Ousting Triggers $13B Stock Loss

    Published 23 February 2021 | viewed 2,167 times

    The decision of Brazil's president Jair Bolsonaro to replace the chief executive of oil major Petrobras triggered investor panic and a selloff that led to…

  • Europe’s Rare Earth Dependency Dilemma

    Published 22 February 2021 | viewed 8,258 times

    Solar panels. Wind turbines. Electric vehicle batteries and motors. These are just four of the things that need one or more of a group of…

  • Brazil President Ousts Petrobras CEO

    Published 22 February 2021 | viewed 2,458 times

    The President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, ousted Petrobras chief executive Roberto Castello Blanco, replacing him with former Defense Minister Joaquim Silva e Luna. The move…

  • Airlines Slammed By Soaring Jet Fuel Prices

    Published 22 February 2021 | viewed 2,293 times

    Prefer to watch a video about jet fuel demand? Find Goldman Sachs' latest forecast here Jet fuel prices hit a 13-month high last week as…

  • Can OPEC+ Maintain Order As Oil Prices Rise?

    Published 20 February 2021 | viewed 16,128 times

    After months of neglect from traders, oil became a hot commodity again this month as Brent surged over $65 a barrel and WTI topped $60…

  • Pemex’s Oil Production Increase Is More Illusion Than Reality

    Published 19 February 2021 | viewed 3,091 times

    Mexico’s Pemex reported its oil production grew last year, for the first time in fifteen years. However, there’s a big catch—the increase was only a…

  • Mexican President Urges Population To Conserve Energy Amid Power Shortage

    Published 19 February 2021 | viewed 1,523 times

    Mexico’s President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has urged people to reduce their power consumption amid a shortage caused by the Texas deep freeze that prompted…

  • Oil Is Hot Again, But For How Long?

    Published 18 February 2021 | viewed 19,692 times

    From the pariah of industries last year, energy has become a Wall Street darling once again. In the year to date, energy has gained 17…

  • Oil Prices Jump Above $61 On Major Crude Draw

    Published 18 February 2021 | viewed 8,900 times

    Crude oil prices jumped higher after the Energy Information Administration reported crude oil inventories in the U.S. had shed 7.3 million barrels in the week…

  • Texas Freeze Causes Largest Ever U.S. Oil Production Decline

    Published 18 February 2021 | viewed 15,458 times

    U.S. crude oil production has plunged by as much as 40 percent due to the Polar Vortex that brought freezing temperatures to swathes of the…

  • Who Will Win The Carbon Capture Tech Showdown?

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 1,938 times

    Solar panels and wind farms have become fixtures of the global energy mix even if things like winter cold sometimes interfere with their operation. Hydrogen…

  • Gasoline Prices Could Hit $3

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 2,110 times

    The price of gasoline at the pump could reach $3 per gallon because of the cold snap that froze oil wells and pipelines and caused…

  • Oil Prices Soar As U.S. Oil Production Plunges 30%

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 25,883 times

    West Texas Intermediate jumped over $60 per barrel after the Polar Vortex that brought unusually cold weather to a large part of the U.S. froze—literally—a…

  • Texas Winter Storm Highlights The Importance Of Fossil Fuels

    Published 16 February 2021 | viewed 57,920 times

    The message that we need to electrify everything that currently uses fossil fuels to generate energy has become the dominant message of the energy transition.…

  • Gas Prices Hit Another High Amid Blackouts

    Published 16 February 2021 | viewed 4,815 times

    After physical delivery gas prices hit $600 per million British thermal units in Oklahoma this past weekend, the commodity is now trading at $500 per…

  • Jaguar Becomes All-Electric From 2025

    Published 16 February 2021 | viewed 1,467 times

    Jaguar will become an all-electric make from 2025, the chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover said in a strategic update. “By the middle of the…

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