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Irina Slav


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Irina Slav

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    Published 15 January 2021 | viewed 8,901 times

    U.S. shale oil companies are hedging against future price drops as West Texas Intermediate enjoys a rebound above $50 a barrel, Reuters has reported, citing…

  • Nigerian Oil Major Focuses On Condensates To Offset OPEC Cuts

    Published 14 January 2021 | viewed 2,220 times

    The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation has decided to focus its attention on condensates production to compensate for lost revenue from oil exports due to the…

  • Shale Giant Chesapeake Emerges From Bankruptcy

    Published 14 January 2021 | viewed 11,112 times

    Chesapeake Energy has emerged from bankruptcy proceedings after a judge approved its Chapter 11 restructuring plan, Reuters has reported, noting the company will be worth…

  • Energy Transition Threatens Oil Producers: IEA

    Published 13 January 2021 | viewed 1,829 times

    Countries dependent on oil revenues for much of their budgets will become increasingly vulnerable to problems caused by the global energy transition, the head of…

  • Saudis Prop Up Oil Prices, Cut Shipments To Asia And Europe

    Published 13 January 2021 | viewed 6,992 times

    Saudi Arabia has announced reductions in crude oil volumes to be supplied to at least nine clients in Asia and Europe following its decision to…

  • Oil Rises On Crude Draw Despite Product Builds

    Published 13 January 2021 | viewed 10,174 times

    Crude oil prices jumped further today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory draw of 3.2 million barrels for the week to…

  • Can Sea Water Batteries Solve Our Energy Storage Problem?

    Published 12 January 2021 | viewed 4,722 times

    The stakes are rising with each passing day for energy storage. The world needs it, and it needs it cheaply and urgently, given all the…

  • U.S. Oil Drillers To Face More Pain Despite Higher Prices

    Published 12 January 2021 | viewed 15,758 times

    WTI is back above $50 a barrel, and things are looking up for the battered U.S. oil industry. Yet, although the worst may be behind…

  • IMF Approves Loan To Struggling OPEC Producer Angola

    Published 12 January 2021 | viewed 3,710 times

    Africa’s second-largest oil exporter Angola has received approval from the International Monetary Fund for a disbursement of over $480 million under a $3.7-billion loan agreement…

  • Big Tech Isn’t As Clean As You Think

    Published 11 January 2021 | viewed 2,434 times

    They are among the biggest—and most generous—backers of the renewable energy shift. They are advertising themselves as environmentally responsible companies that source their raw materials…

  • Shell Restarts Production At Huge Prelude Project As LNG Prices Soar

    Published 11 January 2021 | viewed 16,470 times

    Shell has restarted production of liquefied natural gas at its Prelude offshore project in Australia after almost a year's suspension. "LNG cargoes have resumed from…

  • Saudi Crown Prince Announces Zero Carbon Smart City

    Published 11 January 2021 | viewed 3,304 times

    A zero-carbon city will be built on the site of the Neom smart city project, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday, as quoted…

  • New Lockdowns Dash Hopes Of A Rapid Oil Demand Recovery In Europe

    Published 08 January 2021 | viewed 3,756 times

    Extended lockdowns in response to the continuing surge in Covid-19 infections in Europe has quashed hopes that fuel demand on the continent could rebound in…

  • Petrobras Oil Output Hits Record In 2020

    Published 08 January 2021 | viewed 2,567 times

    Crude oil output from fields operated by Brazil's state energy major Petrobras hit a record last year despite the pandemic, at an average 2.3 million…

  • Big Oil Is Getting Serious About Carbon Capture

    Published 07 January 2021 | viewed 5,116 times

    Five years ago, a handful of oil majors launched what they called the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative with the stated aim of accelerating the…

  • Scientists Find Way To Convert CO2 Into Jet Fuel

    Published 07 January 2021 | viewed 8,638 times

    Air travel accounts for about 12 percent of greenhouse gas emissions from the transport industry—or at least it did before the pandemic. It is likely…

  • Iran Refuses To Negotiate Korean Fuel Tanker Release

    Published 07 January 2021 | viewed 5,959 times

    Iran has signaled it has no intention to negotiate the release of the South Koran fuel tanker that the Iranian military seized earlier this week…

  • Pioneer CEO Paints Gloomy Growth Picture For U.S. Shale

    Published 07 January 2021 | viewed 6,092 times

    The immediate future of U.S. shale remains bleak despite Saudi Arabia’s pledge to cut an additional 1 million bpd in production to prop up prices.…

  • Exxon Discloses Value-Chain Emissions

    Published 06 January 2021 | viewed 2,407 times

    Under pressure from investors, Exxon has released an Energy and Carbon Summary that for the first time in the company’s history, makes public the amount…

  • Oil Jumps On Major Crude Inventory Draw

    Published 06 January 2021 | viewed 13,240 times

    Crude oil prices rose further today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory draw of 8 million barrels for the last week…

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