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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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  • U.S. Shale Patch Dominates Top 10 Oil Investment Ranking

    Published 11 December 2016 | viewed 9,534 times

    Oklahoma and Texas are the best destinations for oil and gas investment, with the two states occupying the number 1 and number 2 spots respectively…

  • China May Clip Teapot Refiners’ Wings

    Published 09 December 2016 | viewed 7,599 times

    China may not renew the oil product export quotas for independent refineries, the so-called teapots, according to local trading sources who spoke to S&P Platts.…

  • Congo Eyes Oil Output of 300,000 Bpd in 2018

    Published 09 December 2016 | viewed 12,222 times

    The Republic of the Congo, which gets 65 percent of its GDP from oil, plans to increase daily production to 300,000 barrels from the current…

  • Saudi Arabia Cuts Oil Deliveries To U.S.

    Published 09 December 2016 | viewed 47,626 times

    Saudi Arabia has informed its clients that their crude oil deliveries in January will be lower, to reflect the country’s compliance with the production cut…

  • Did Big Oil Layoff Too Many Workers Too Quickly?

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 62,522 times

    What was once a mere warning to the oil industry has now become a reality: the severe cost cuts undertaken by virtually every oil and…

  • Chevron Plans Further Capex Cuts for 2017

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 18,470 times

    Chevron has announced its capital expenditure program for 2017, which will see the company spend US$19.8 billion next year, down 42 percent on 2015 and…

  • Trump Picks Climate Change Skeptic For EPA Chief

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 5,085 times

    Oklahoma’s Attorney General Scott Pruitt will be named chief of the Environmental Protection Agency by President-elect Donald Trump, according to a member of his transition…

  • Glencore, Qatar Fund Buy 20% In Rosneft

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 11,491 times

    Glencore has teamed up with Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund to acquire a 19.5-percent stake in Russia’s oil giant Rosneft. The Swiss-based commodity trader and miner,…

  • Mexico Eyes Higher Oil Output Than Venezuela, Brazil

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 14,169 times

    Mexico plans to increase its crude oil production substantially, overtaking both Venezuela and Brazil if its plans work out. This has emerged after earlier this…

  • The End Of The Bust? U.S. Shale Patch Could Start Hiring Soon

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 14,293 times

    More than 150,000 jobs in the oil and gas sector in the U.S. have been cut since the start of the oil price crisis in…

  • UAE Oil Minister: We Expect No Significant U.S. Shale Output Growth Anytime Soon

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 8,905 times

    UAE’s Oil Minister Suhail al-Mazrouei said in a TV interview he did not expect any “significant growth” in shale oil output anytime soon, despite higher…

  • EIA Reports Crude Inventory Draw Amid Rising Doubts On OPEC Deal

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 18,152 times

    As doubts about the effectiveness of OPEC’s production cut deal continue to rise, the EIA reported a 2.4-million-barrel fall in commercial inventories for the week…

  • Exxon Chief Tillerson To Interview For Secretary Of State

    Published 06 December 2016 | viewed 4,931 times

    Rex Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon, is scheduled to interview with President-elect Donald Trump later this week, as Trump widens the net for prospective…

  • IEA Chief Expects OPEC Deal To Work

    Published 06 December 2016 | viewed 9,430 times

    Fatih Birol, the executive director of the International Energy Agency, expects oil’s fundamentals to regain balance soon, thanks to the output cut deal agreed by…

  • Russia’s Central Bank Sticks To Oil Price Forecasts

    Published 06 December 2016 | viewed 18,402 times

    The central bank of Russia has no plans to revise its current oil price estimates for the next 12 months despite the OPEC deal that…

  • How Russia Outsmarted OPEC

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 48,106 times

    OPEC’s historical deal to cut production has been sealed, and oil prices have jumped as a result, comfortably above the $50 per barrel mark. According…

  • Kurdistan Mostly Immune from OPEC Deal

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 6,548 times

    Crude oil production in the autonomous region of Kurdistan in Iraq will not be affected much by OPEC’s agreement last week to prop up international…

  • Is This The Death Blow For The Dakota Access Pipeline?

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 11,512 times

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has refused to grant a permit to Energy Transfer Partners for the construction of the hotly contested section of…

  • Haftar’s Forces Take Control Of Ras Lanuf, Es Sider Oil Ports In Libya

    Published 05 December 2016 | viewed 16,484 times

    General Khalifa Haftar, chief of the Libyan National Army (LNA), and his forces have taken control over two of the four export terminals in the…

  • Fitch Talks Down OPEC Optimism - Oil Prices To Flatline In 2017?

    Published 01 December 2016 | viewed 26,314 times

    Rating agency Fitch, after lauding OPEC’s decision to cut oil production by 1.2 million bpd, cautioned that prices are unlikely to move much higher than…

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