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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.

Latest articles from Irina

  • Petrobras Slashes 2017-2021 Budget By 25%

    Published 21 September 2016 | viewed 6,274 times

    Brazil’s state-owned energy giant Petrobras said in a regulatory filing it will be spending US$74.1 billion over the next five years—a 25-percent reduction on the…

  • Statoil Boasts 5 Billion Barrels From Statfjord Field

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 4,452 times

    Norway’s state-owned oil company Statoil has celebrated the five-billionth barrel of crude extracted from the North Sea Statfjord field, where production began in 1979. The…

  • Natural Gas Producers In Colorado Have A Problem

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 12,452 times

    Natural gas producers in the state of Colorado have a problem. It’s not a problem that’s unique to them, but it’s potentially more serious than…

  • Encana Prepares Share Issue To Fund Permian Oilfield Development

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 4,832 times

    Canada’s Encana is preparing the placement of up to 107 million shares of new common stock to fund the development of an oilfield it operates…

  • Cheniere Shuts Down LNG Terminal for Repairs

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 6,705 times

    Gas deliveries from Cheniere Energy, the operator of the Sabine Pass LNG export terminal, dropped on Monday and Tuesday, signaling they may now be shutting…

  • Oil Investment Crash Could Continue For Another Year

    Published 19 September 2016 | viewed 22,050 times

    Investment in upstream operations in the oil and gas industry shrank by a quarter last year and is expected to continue shrinking this year by…

  • Nigeria Police Frees 15 Kidnapped Oil Workers In Delta

    Published 19 September 2016 | viewed 5,157 times

    Nigerian police have rescued 15 employees of oilfield service company Nestoil who were abducted in early September. The rescue operation involved gunfire that resulted in…

  • New Clashes In Libya Dampen Hopes Of Oil Export Restart

    Published 19 September 2016 | viewed 5,554 times

    The Petroleum Facilities Guard and the Libyan National Army (LNA) yesterday locked horns again, at the Ras Lanuf port, which halted the loading of the…

  • Why Big Oil Shouldn’t Worry About Electric Cars

    Published 17 September 2016 | viewed 29,383 times

    It may be a little premature for the oil industry to panic over the influx of electric vehicles (EV). EVs would need to represent at…

  • Alberta Greenlights Oilsands Projects Worth $3 Billion

    Published 16 September 2016 | viewed 12,080 times

    Three new oilsands projects have been approved by the government of Alberta—the first after the authorities capped greenhouse gas emissions from oilsands to 100 megatons.…

  • Tesla Wins Huge Energy Storage Contract In California

    Published 16 September 2016 | viewed 6,522 times

    Tesla has won a contract with Southern California Edison for the installation of what will be the biggest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world.…

  • Panic Grips Eastern U.S. With Gasoline Supply Shortage On Horizon

    Published 16 September 2016 | viewed 29,694 times

    A gasoline pipeline that was shut down for repairs after it leaked last week may threaten the regular supply of the fuel for 50 million…

  • The Hidden Costs Of Obama's Cheap Gas

    Published 15 September 2016 | viewed 65,874 times

    President Obama graciously thanked himself for cheap gasoline at a rally in Philadelphia for Hillary Clinton on Tuesday. To hear him tell it, “Let’s face…

  • Why The Bankruptcy Wave In Oil & Gas Isn’t Over Yet

    Published 15 September 2016 | viewed 18,539 times

    The bankruptcy wave that’s been washing through the U.S. oil and gas industry is far from over, according to a fresh report by debt specialists…

  • Goldman Sachs Crushes Hopes Of Oil Price Recovery

    Published 15 September 2016 | viewed 84,462 times

    Goldman Sachs has been extremely pessimistic about the oil market over the last year and a half, and the latest from their head of commodity…

  • Siemens Mulls $5.6B Energy Investment In Argentina

    Published 15 September 2016 | viewed 5,864 times

    Germany’s Siemens has plans to create projects worth US$5.6 billion (5 bln euro) in energy generation and infrastructure projects in Argentina, the company’s chief executive…

  • Oil Spikes After EIA Reports Unexpected Draw To Crude Stocks

    Published 14 September 2016 | viewed 19,165 times

    Crude oil inventories in the U.S. fell by 600,000 barrels last week to 510.8 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration reported, adding that they remain…

  • Desperate PDVSA Seeks To Swap $7 Billion In Bonds

    Published 14 September 2016 | viewed 5,991 times

    Venezuela’s embattled state-owned oil company PDVSA is seeking to swap US$7 billion worth of bonds maturing in the next two years in order to free…

  • Mexico’s Pemex Boasts 6 New Offshore Oil Discoveries

    Published 14 September 2016 | viewed 21,319 times

    Mexico’s state-owned oil and gas company Pemex announced the discovery of six new oil deposits in the Gulf of Mexico, four of them in shallow…

  • Iranian Expert Uses Climate Change To Pressure OPEC To Cut

    Published 13 September 2016 | viewed 12,175 times

    An Iranian energy expert has warned that the policy pursued by Saudi Arabia-led OPEC might end in an environmental disaster. More specifically, according to Mohammed…

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