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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 22 January 2017 | viewed 9,910 times

    A year ago, oil producers in the shale patch were the object of a kind of sympathy – barely alive, many of them on the…

  • Gazprom Neft Expands Arctic Oil Field Output

    Published 20 January 2017 | viewed 9,041 times

    Gazprom Neft said today it had launched production from two new wells at its Arctic oil field Prirazlomnoye, bringing the total to six. Prirazlomnoye is…

  • China To Pour $3 Billion in Iran’s Refining Capacity

    Published 19 January 2017 | viewed 10,284 times

    China will invest US$3 billion in the upgrade of Iran’s oil refining facilities, Iranian media reported, with the bulk of the investment going into the…

  • Gazprom Reports Profit Rise For First Three Quarters Of 2016

    Published 19 January 2017 | viewed 4,672 times

    Gazprom reported a net profit of US$12.36 billion (737.4 billion rubles) for the first nine months of 2016, an improvement on its nine-month 2015 result,…

  • Oil Tanks After EIA Reports Surprise Crude, Gasoline Build

    Published 19 January 2017 | viewed 13,636 times

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  • U.S. Shale To Put A Firm Cap On Oil Prices

    Published 18 January 2017 | viewed 18,443 times

    The latest Drilling Productivity Report released by the Energy Information Administration has shown that crude oil output in the shale patch will continue rising next…

  • Texas Land Leases For Oil Exploration Rise, Income Falls

    Published 18 January 2017 | viewed 5,090 times

    Demand for public land in Texas from energy companies has gone up since July 2016, but income from the leases has dropped, reflecting the low…

  • Oil Prices Fall In Spite Of Bullish OPEC Data

    Published 18 January 2017 | viewed 15,396 times

    OPEC, in its latest Monthly Oil Market Report, raised its forecast for global crude oil demand to 95.60 million barrels daily, up by 1.16 million…

  • Argentina, Bolivia Seal Gas Exploration Deal

    Published 18 January 2017 | viewed 5,982 times

    The state-owned companies of Argentina and Bolivia, YPF and YPFB, respectively, have signed an oil services agreement that will see the two partner in the…

  • Noble Energy Boosts Permian Presence With Clayton Williams Buy

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 5,710 times

    Independent oil and gas player Noble Energy said it will buy smaller peer Clayton Williams Energy in a bid to expand its footprint in the…

  • 200,000 New Energy Jobs Forecast In 2017

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 17,253 times

    The latest U.S. Energy and Employment Report has forecast that the sector of energy efficiency will see a 9-percent increase in employment this year –…

  • Iran Scores Again with Insurance Coverage On Oil Cargoes

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 6,130 times

    International insurance companies have found a way around U.S. sanctions on Iran still in place and will now offer almost complete cover on outgoing crude…

  • China Leads Unprecedented Drop In Asian Crude Production

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 12,943 times

    Crude oil production in the Asia-Pacific is falling at a unique rate, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie, with China accounting for about half…

  • Saudi-Led Coalition, Houthis Clash Near Major Oil Passage

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 9,604 times

    Forces of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the rebel group are fighting in the southwestern Yemeni region of Bab el-Mandeb,…

  • Syrian Airforce Strikes Back At IS After Major Attack

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 8,976 times

    A Saturday missile attack by the Islamic State against the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zour was followed by an air strike by the Syrian…

  • 2017 Another Year Of Excessive Volatility For Oil Prices

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 14,493 times

    This year will see further volatility in oil prices despite international efforts to restore the market to balance and improve prices more consistently. This push…

  • Russia Retains A Bullish Outlook On Brent

    Published 15 January 2017 | viewed 7,676 times

    Russia’s Mineral Resources Minister, Sergei Donskoi, has demonstrated strong optimism about the direction oil prices are going this year and next. He believes that Brent…

  • Russia’s Reserve Fund Can Stay At Current Level At $50 Per Barrel

    Published 13 January 2017 | viewed 6,489 times

    Russia’s Economy Minister Anton Siluanov said that the country’s Reserve Fund could be maintained this year at international oil price levels of US$50 a barrel.…

  • China's Oil Import Dependency Deepens

    Published 13 January 2017 | viewed 26,670 times

    China satisfied 64.4 percent of its crude oil demand with imports last year because of high production costs at home and favorable international prices resulting…

  • Anadarko Exits Eagle Ford

    Published 13 January 2017 | viewed 8,045 times

    Anadarko has struck a deal to sell its assets in the Eagle Ford shale play to Sanchez Energy Corp. and Blackstone group for US$2.3 billion.…

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