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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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    Published 27 March 2017 | viewed 5,307 times

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    Published 27 March 2017 | viewed 13,846 times

    In a statement, the joint committee of seven oil ministers from the parties to the cut said that the deal could be extended for another…

  • Is The Private Equity Oil Rush Back On?

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  • Self-Driving Cars May Just Be the Start

    Published 26 March 2017 | viewed 13,827 times

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  • Argentine Firm Plans $2.3B Investment In Vaca Muerta Shale

    Published 24 March 2017 | viewed 9,257 times

    Argentine exploration and production firm Tecpetrol has plans to invest $2.3 billion on gas exploration in the massive Vaca Muerta shale formation. As part of…

  • Canadian Province Reviews Oil Pipeline Standards After Spill

    Published 24 March 2017 | viewed 6,772 times

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  • Nigeria Accelerates Visa Procedure for Business Execs

    Published 24 March 2017 | viewed 4,749 times

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  • Statoil Aims For Top Dog In Deepwater Drilling

    Published 23 March 2017 | viewed 6,189 times

    Statoil has won 13 exploration licenses in the Gulf of Mexico, saying this marks a reset of its campaign in the area. The Norwegian company…

  • PetroChina Mulls $85 Billion Spinoff

    Published 23 March 2017 | viewed 10,762 times

    PetroChina may be considering a spinoff for its oil and gas pipeline business, which could be worth as much as $85 billion, according to investment…

  • Ottawa Loans Alberta $22.5M To Clean Up Orphan Wells

    Published 23 March 2017 | viewed 4,694 times

    The central Canadian government has allocated US$22.5 million (C$30 million) in financial aid for the province of Alberta in its new budget, in a bid…

  • Are Banks About To Derail The New U.S. Shale Boom?

    Published 22 March 2017 | viewed 22,918 times

    Just when international oil benchmarks are sliding down, banks are preparing to review the credit lines of U.S. E&Ps. Starting in April, lenders will reassess…

  • Goldman Sachs: OPEC’s Influence On Oil Prices Is Dwindling

    Published 22 March 2017 | viewed 15,882 times

    In a research note, Goldman Sachs has effectively demoted OPEC from a price setter to a mere inventory manager, with the cartel’s long-term control over…

  • Crude Inventory Build Sends Oil Prices Into A Nosedive

    Published 22 March 2017 | viewed 15,009 times

    Amid growing worry about the direction that oil prices are heading into, the Energy Information Administration reported a 5-million-barrel build in U.S. commercial oil inventories…

  • A Sign Of Slowing Demand? Chinese Refiners Reach Crude Import Quota

    Published 21 March 2017 | viewed 9,976 times

    China’s independent refiners known as teapots have used up the amount of imported crude that the government allocated to them in January, which means imports…

  • Japan Oil Refiners Fear Chinese Rivals Will Squeeze Them Out

    Published 21 March 2017 | viewed 5,600 times

    Japanese oil refiners are worrying that China’s new fuel standards that are driving higher output will ultimately result in a deadly loss of market share…

  • New China-Myanmar Oil Route Nears Launch

    Published 21 March 2017 | viewed 4,589 times

    A pipeline that will carry crude oil from the coast of Myanmar to southwest China is nearing its start as the two countries settle their…

  • Is China The Next Key Influencer In The Middle East?

    Published 20 March 2017 | viewed 10,583 times

    Saudi Arabia’s king Salman last week invited Beijing to take a more active part in Middle East politics and in response, the Chinese Foreign Ministry…

  • $5.6B Loan Approved For Glencore, Qatar Rosneft Stake Buy

    Published 20 March 2017 | viewed 9,658 times

    Italy’s Financial Security Committee has approved a $5.6-billion (5.2-billion-euro) loan from Intesa SanPaolo to Glencore and the Qatar Investment Authority for the acquisition of a…

  • Who Gets Control Of Libya’s Oil As The Guns Go Silent?

    Published 20 March 2017 | viewed 18,334 times

    The Libyan National Oil Corporation expects to soon regain control over the Es Sider and Ras Lanuf oil terminals, which were the point of clashes…

  • Thailand’s PTT Looking To Spend $11B On Oil, LNG Projects

    Published 20 March 2017 | viewed 8,444 times

    Thailand’s state-owned oil and gas company PTT is seeking investment opportunities for its $11 billion in cash and marketable securities to make up for the…

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