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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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    A Canadian Energy Research Institute survey has found that the country’s natural gas exports will continue to slide over the coming years, with their market…

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  • Oil Bust Continues To Take Its Toll On Canadian Economy

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    The fallout from the commodities price rout may prove to be more lasting than that of the 2008 global financial crisis. Economies dependent on oil…

  • Nigeria Spearheads OPEC’s June Output Jump

    Published 05 July 2016 | viewed 6,307 times

    A ramp-up in oil production in Nigeria pushed up OPEC’s total in June, also helped by smaller but meaningful production increases in Libya and Saudi…

  • Tesla Q2 Sales Miss Target by 15%

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    Tesla shipped 14,370 cars in the second quarter of the year, missing its sales target from May by 15 percent. The company produced 18,345 cars…

  • Shell Warns Of Further Job Cuts

    Published 05 July 2016 | viewed 10,921 times

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  • Gas Pump Skimming At New Records This Holiday Weekend

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  • Abu Dhabi To Create $135 Billion Oil Giant

    Published 03 July 2016 | viewed 13,790 times

    Times of hardship are times for consolidation, and Abu Dhabi has just announced what’s probably the biggest M&A deal this year in oil. The emirate…

  • For Those Who Miss the Rumble: Tesla’s Model S Now Has It

    Published 01 July 2016 | viewed 7,563 times

    Many drivers jokingly—or not so jokingly—have lamented the soundlessness of electric cars. Now Tesla has teamed up with Mutual Mobile, an app developer, to address…

  • Peru Fires Petroperu Chief, Slams it with US$3.5M Fine

    Published 01 July 2016 | viewed 4,286 times

    The government of Peru has ousted the chief executive of state oil company Petroperu and has imposed a fine of around US$3.5 million for illegal…

  • University of Maryland To Shun Fossil Fuel Investments

    Published 01 July 2016 | viewed 4,788 times

    The University System of Maryland Foundation has announced it will no longer make direct investments in fossil fuels, becoming the latest member of a growing…

  • Chinese Companies Splash US$80 Billion on Nigeria Oil, Gas

    Published 30 June 2016 | viewed 14,339 times

    Chinese businesses have pledged to invest US$80 billion on oil and gas infrastructure projects in Nigeria, the country’s state oil company said. The announcement of…

  • Oman’s Biggest E&P Gets US$4 Billion Loan To Fund Expansion

    Published 30 June 2016 | viewed 4,133 times

    Oman’s biggest oil and gas producer, Petroleum Development Oman, has announced that it has closed a deal to borrow US$4 billion from a number of…

  • Qatar Introduces Hefty Fine for Oil Product Smuggling

    Published 30 June 2016 | viewed 5,144 times

    The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has issued a new law envisaging fines of up to 1 million rials (US$275,000) and…

  • Kinder Morgan Divests 50% Of Utica Pipeline Stake

    Published 30 June 2016 | viewed 4,294 times

    Kinder Morgan Inc. (NYSE: KMI), the energy infrastructure major, has struck a deal to sell 50 percent of its stake in a pipeline project in…

  • World’s Helium Problem May Have Just Gotten Solved

    Published 29 June 2016 | viewed 16,344 times

    There’s a global helium shortage. It’s not among the widely publicized problems of the world, but there is undoubtedly a helium deficit – the noble…

  • Turkey Tightens Control On Gas Cylinders to Curb Terrorism

    Published 29 June 2016 | viewed 5,964 times

    Liquefied gas cylinders are a common household fixture in some parts of the world. They are a convenient way of getting natural or petroleum gas…

  • API Claims A 3.9 Million Barrel Draw

    Published 29 June 2016 | viewed 13,144 times

    The latest inventory report by the American Petroleum Institute injected some optimism into crude oil markets, suggesting that U.S. stockpiles fell by as much as…

  • Iran Sells 1 Million Barrels Of Crude To Repsol

    Published 29 June 2016 | viewed 7,324 times

    The Iranian Oil Ministry has reported that it sold a million barrels of crude to Spain’s energy major Repsol, in the latest demonstration that the…

  • Big Oil Faces US$2 Trillion Cash Shortage – Deloitte

    Published 29 June 2016 | viewed 10,221 times

    A report by consultancy Deloitte has revealed that the oil and gas industry may find itself unable to improve its reserves replacement rate and overall…

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