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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 18 November 2016 | viewed 7,487 times

    Some 78 energy and natural resources firms globally have defaulted so far this year, according to S&P, accounting for 53 percent of all bankruptcies worldwide…

  • Is The Trump Presidency A Boon For Nuclear Power?

    Published 17 November 2016 | viewed 27,870 times

    By now, the shock from Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. presidential election should be starting to subside, but this is hardly the case with…

  • South Korea Considers Upping Its Investments In U.S. Oil, Gas

    Published 17 November 2016 | viewed 9,700 times

    In a somewhat rare post-U.S. election demonstration of practical thinking, South Korea’s deputy Energy Minister Woo Tae-hee advised private energy businesses in the country to…

  • OPEC Ready To Force Members To Join Cut

    Published 17 November 2016 | viewed 23,299 times

    Some OPEC members are saying OPEC will do whatever it takes to make all members join the production cut agreement that’s been chewed over since…

  • Texas Takes Cue From Oklahoma On Earthquake Risks

    Published 16 November 2016 | viewed 6,422 times

    The Texas Railroad Commissioner, Ryan Sitton, has told media that his agency will study the link between “oil and gas injection activities” and the increased…

  • Oil Inches Higher In Spite Of EIA Reported Inventory Builds

    Published 16 November 2016 | viewed 12,864 times

    After the API yesterday reported a 3.65-million-barrel increase in crude oil inventories and WTI remained relatively stable, the EIA has thrown in an official build/decline…

  • Oil Guru Sees OPEC Dissolve If Deal Fails

    Published 15 November 2016 | viewed 19,429 times

    The nearer the OPEC November 30 deadline draws, the more critical its decision gets. In fact, it may well be a case of life or…

  • Russian Economy Minister Charged With Bribery

    Published 15 November 2016 | viewed 6,481 times

    Russia’s Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been detained on charges of bribery after an ongoing investigation caught him in the act of receiving US$2 million…

  • Russia Lowers Oil Export Duties

    Published 15 November 2016 | viewed 10,419 times

    The Russian Finance Ministry announced today that the export duty for the country’s most popular Urals blend of crude oil will be lowered to US$90.40…

  • Shell Tops Ranks Of Ideal Oil, Gas Employers

    Published 15 November 2016 | viewed 5,824 times

    Shell has emerged as the number-one employer in the energy industry, according to a Rigzone survey among 8,400 respondents in more than 100 countries. This…

  • Wall Or No Wall: Trump Needs The Mexican Oil Industry

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 28,835 times

    Two of Donald Trump’s main pledges during the presidential race were building a wall along the border with Mexico, and making the U.S. energy-independent. Now…

  • Russneft Owners To Sell 15% Of Company

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 8,901 times

    The Gutseriev family, owners of 75 percent in Russian oil company Russneft (not to be confused with Rosneft), a midsized player in the field, is…

  • Shell Mulls Divestment Of Norwegian Assets

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 7,526 times

    Shell is considering a partial divestment of its US$3-billion business in Norway as part of an asset sale program aimed at reducing its debt load.…

  • Iran Nears Pre-Sanction Levels, Starts Pumping Oil At 3 New Fields

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 11,448 times

    Three new oilfields in Iran were put in production mode this weekend at an official ceremony, adding more than 220,000 bpd to the country’s total…

  • OPEC Technical Committee Pulls Forward Date For Cut Talks

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 21,777 times

    The technical committee in charge of hammering out the details of an OPEC-wide production cut will meet for a fresh round of discussions on November…

  • Trump Considers Oil Tycoon Harold Hamm for Energy Dept.

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 31,514 times

    Continental Resources’ CEO Harold Hamm is on the short list for Secretary of Energy, according to a document obtained by the Associated Press. Along with…

  • OPEC’s Bearish Report Provides Little Hope For Oil Markets

    Published 13 November 2016 | viewed 28,190 times

    Just one day after the IEA warned the world could drown in oil if production does not fall beneath demand sometime soon, OPEC released a…

  • Oil Majors See Reserves Evaporate: Write Downs Continue

    Published 12 November 2016 | viewed 18,050 times

    In its third-quarter report, Exxon warned it might have to write off 4.6 billion barrels of oil and oil equivalent from its proved reserves if…

  • The Second Oil And Gas IPO Since The Crash

    Published 11 November 2016 | viewed 12,640 times

    WildHorse Resource Development Corp, an independent oil and gas field operator focused on the Eagle Ford shale in Texas, has filed for an initial public…

  • Shell Pledges $10 Billion For Brazil Projects

    Published 11 November 2016 | viewed 5,916 times

    With large-scale project opportunities for oil and gas development on the decline, supermajors are turning to smaller endeavors that yield faster returns—but they haven’t entirely…

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