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Irina Slav


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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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  • Is This The End Of The Road For Apple’s Self-Driving Car?

    Published 18 October 2016 | viewed 10,937 times

    Apple has all but thrown in the towel on its self-driving car endeavors. Its project Titan, which was supposed to release a fully autonomous vehicle…

  • Nationwide Power Outages Planned Daily For Sri Lanka

    Published 18 October 2016 | viewed 7,159 times

    A breakdown at the Lakvijaia coal-fired power plant on the west coast of Sri Lanka has forced the country to introduce nationwide power outages on…

  • Saudi Arabia Reports Lower Output, Exports In August

    Published 18 October 2016 | viewed 90,109 times

    Saudi Arabia pumped a daily average of 10.63 million barrels of crude in August, a 400,000 bpd decline on peak production in July, prompted by…

  • Low Oil Prices, Security Issues Deal Death Blow To Kuwaiti Parliament

    Published 17 October 2016 | viewed 18,194 times

    Kuwait’s emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah ordered the dissolution of Parliament over the weekend, citing security concerns and “the circumstances in the region”, which includes…

  • India, Russia Discuss US$25 Billion Gas Pipeline

    Published 17 October 2016 | viewed 24,304 times

    India and Russia are studying the construction of a gas pipeline to transport Russian gas from Siberia to India, over 2,800-3,700 miles. The value of…

  • Battle For Mosul Starts

    Published 17 October 2016 | viewed 6,454 times

    Iraq’s Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told media that the operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State has begun. The offensive will involve, in…

  • This Billionaire Just Joined The Race For A Major Shell North Sea Oilfield

    Published 17 October 2016 | viewed 12,129 times

    Jim Ratcliffe, the billionaire owner of chemicals conglomerate Ineos, will bid for Shell’s Buzzard oilfield in the North Sea valued at around US$2.2 billion (GBP…

  • Exxon Has Lost Over $1 Billion From Russian Sanctions

    Published 16 October 2016 | viewed 39,535 times

    Exxon has turned into a collateral victim of the U.S. economic sanctions against Russia. So while supermajor BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley said earlier this…

  • New Zealand Company To Drill In Risky 530M Barrel Deposit

    Published 14 October 2016 | viewed 7,581 times

    New Zealand Oil & Gas will drill an exploration well in the Barque prospect, in the Canterbury Basin off the eastern coast of New Zealand’s…

  • Cushing Pipeline Suspension Gets Extended

    Published 14 October 2016 | viewed 8,193 times

    Plains All American Pipeline, the operator of the biggest pipeline carrying crude from the Permian to Cushing, Oklahoma, said it has extended the suspension of…

  • The Truth About Permian Shale Break-Even Prices

    Published 13 October 2016 | viewed 49,756 times

    Despite OPEC’s best efforts, shale boomers are still alive and kicking—at least some of them. More precisely, those that came first, chose the best acreage,…

  • Oil Production Starts At Giant Kashagan Field

    Published 13 October 2016 | viewed 25,940 times

    Commercial-scale production at Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea has started at a daily rate of 90,000 barrels, the country’s Energy Minister Qanat…

  • Oil Prices Extremely Volatile After Massive Crude Build

    Published 13 October 2016 | viewed 28,251 times

    The Energy Information Administration tipped markets towards bear territory when it reported that U.S. crude oil inventories had jumped by 4.9 million barrels in the…

  • Oil Drillers Trapped in a High-Debt-No-Cash Vicious Circle

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 15,474 times

    While OPEC and Russia are talking about freezing or even cutting crude oil production to restore the market balance – and pushing up prices in…

  • It’s Final: Rosneft Just Got Bigger

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 6,909 times

    Rosneft has closed the acquisition of smaller sector player Bashneft, after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree for the divestment of the government’s 50.075-percent…

  • OPEC Freeze Talks Boost Russian Ruble, Attract Investors

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 5,366 times

    The oil price rebound that followed Russian President Putin’s announcement that the country is ready to join OPEC in output freeze negotiations pushed up the…

  • Iraq Ramping Up Oil Output To New Heights

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 7,957 times

    Iraq’s oil output in Kurdistan is set to increase when Norway’s DNO completes its plans to add four new wells in the Tawke field. The…

  • Elon Musk Strikes Back At Big Coal

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 12,181 times

    Tesla’s Elon Musk struck back at Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., after the latter called Tesla “a fraud” in an interview. In…

  • BP Gives Up On Drilling Project In The Australian Bight

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 5,297 times

    BP has quit a US$600-million drilling operation in the Great Australian Bight. According to the company’s Australian managing director for exploration and production, Claire Fitzpatrick, the…

  • Oil Falls As OPEC Production Hits Record In September

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 18,953 times

    The International Energy Agency reported today that crude oil output in OPEC reached a new record of 33.64 million barrels per day, causing crude oil…

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