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Irina Slav


Contributor since: 17 Jan 2016

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

    Published 14 November 2016 | viewed 28,856 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 11,461 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 21,784 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 31,536 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 28,213 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 18,060 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 12,647 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…

  • Rosneft Joins Ranks Of Q3 Profit Disappointments

    Published 11 November 2016 | viewed 4,945 times

    Russia’s energy giant Rosneft did not, after all, go through the oil price crash unscathed, with its latest quarterly financial report revealing a 71-percent annual…

  • Petrobras Books Huge Loss In Q3 On Asset Writedowns

    Published 11 November 2016 | viewed 4,519 times

    Brazil’s state oil giant Petrobras reported a net loss of US$5.38 billion for the third quarter of the year, on the back of asset impairments…

  • IEA: If OPEC Doesn’t Cut, We’ll Drown In Oil

    Published 10 November 2016 | viewed 46,524 times

    Various OPEC members have been busy looking for ways to get all members of the cartel to agree to a production cut, but outside the…

  • Trump Presidency Could Be Good For Canadian Oil

    Published 10 November 2016 | viewed 27,323 times

    Trump’s presidency could benefit Canada’s oil industry in no small way, one commodity investment adviser has told the Globe and Mail. According to Tim Pickering,…

  • World Oil And Its Seven Biggest Chokepoints

    Published 09 November 2016 | viewed 34,930 times

    It’s common knowledge that most of the world’s oil is transported internationally by tankers. What might not be so commonly known is the fact that…

  • Breaking The Pattern: Trump Wins, Oil Jumps

    Published 09 November 2016 | viewed 23,517 times

    In early afternoon yesterday, with voting at full swing across the U.S., West Texas Intermediate was trading at US$45.23 a barrel, up almost a percent…

  • EIA’s Inventory Report May Halt Oil’s Post-Election Rally

    Published 09 November 2016 | viewed 17,797 times

    A few hours after Donald Trump won the presidential election, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported a build of 2.4 million barrels of crude in…

  • Iran Starts Long-Delayed Production At Major Field

    Published 09 November 2016 | viewed 8,389 times

    Iran has announced the launch of production at the North Yaran field, which it shares with Iraq, after years of delay. The development manager of…

  • Another Bomb Goes Off At The Trans Forcados Pipeline In Nigeria

    Published 08 November 2016 | viewed 9,220 times

    The Trans Forcados pipeline, which feeds crude from the Niger Delta to the Shell-operated export terminal of the same name, was again bombed in the…

  • Iran’s Navy to Escort All Tankers Leaving Coast

    Published 08 November 2016 | viewed 7,768 times

    Iran’s Navy will escort all tankers and other commercial vessels leaving the coast of the country to ensure their safe passage through risky waters. This…

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