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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

  • The Truth About Permian Shale Break-Even Prices

    Published 13 October 2016 | viewed 49,951 times

    Despite OPEC’s best efforts, shale boomers are still alive and kicking—at least some of them. More precisely, those that came first, chose the best acreage,…

  • Oil Production Starts At Giant Kashagan Field

    Published 13 October 2016 | viewed 26,163 times

    Commercial-scale production at Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan field in the Caspian Sea has started at a daily rate of 90,000 barrels, the country’s Energy Minister Qanat…

  • Oil Prices Extremely Volatile After Massive Crude Build

    Published 13 October 2016 | viewed 28,329 times

    The Energy Information Administration tipped markets towards bear territory when it reported that U.S. crude oil inventories had jumped by 4.9 million barrels in the…

  • Oil Drillers Trapped in a High-Debt-No-Cash Vicious Circle

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 15,539 times

    While OPEC and Russia are talking about freezing or even cutting crude oil production to restore the market balance – and pushing up prices in…

  • It’s Final: Rosneft Just Got Bigger

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 6,911 times

    Rosneft has closed the acquisition of smaller sector player Bashneft, after Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev signed a decree for the divestment of the government’s 50.075-percent…

  • OPEC Freeze Talks Boost Russian Ruble, Attract Investors

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 5,369 times

    The oil price rebound that followed Russian President Putin’s announcement that the country is ready to join OPEC in output freeze negotiations pushed up the…

  • Iraq Ramping Up Oil Output To New Heights

    Published 12 October 2016 | viewed 7,976 times

    Iraq’s oil output in Kurdistan is set to increase when Norway’s DNO completes its plans to add four new wells in the Tawke field. The…

  • Elon Musk Strikes Back At Big Coal

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 12,272 times

    Tesla’s Elon Musk struck back at Robert Murray, chief executive of Murray Energy Corp., after the latter called Tesla “a fraud” in an interview. In…

  • BP Gives Up On Drilling Project In The Australian Bight

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 5,300 times

    BP has quit a US$600-million drilling operation in the Great Australian Bight. According to the company’s Australian managing director for exploration and production, Claire Fitzpatrick, the…

  • Oil Falls As OPEC Production Hits Record In September

    Published 11 October 2016 | viewed 19,059 times

    The International Energy Agency reported today that crude oil output in OPEC reached a new record of 33.64 million barrels per day, causing crude oil…

  • Russia Nears Completion Of First Floating Nuclear Plant

    Published 10 October 2016 | viewed 22,277 times

    Russian company Zapsibgidrostroy (it’s a mouthful, yes) has begun the construction of the docks that will carry the world’s first floating nuclear power plant to…

  • IEA: Global Energy Efficiency Up Amid Oil Price Rout

    Published 10 October 2016 | viewed 6,202 times

    The world’s energy efficiency rose by 1.8 percent last year despite the oil price crash that saw crude trade at 60 percent lower levels than…

  • Iran, Iraq Bow Out Of Next OPEC Meeting

    Published 10 October 2016 | viewed 22,691 times

    Iran and Iraq will not send their oil ministers to an OPEC meeting scheduled for this week on the sidelines of the World Energy Congress…

  • Gulf Coast Refineries Resume Operations After Hurricane Matthew

    Published 10 October 2016 | viewed 5,993 times

    Crude oil refineries and gas terminals along the Gulf Coast have taken steps to resume operations in the wake of Hurricane Matthew, which did only…

  • Kurdistan Oil Exports Revenue Hits US$328M In September

    Published 07 October 2016 | viewed 7,662 times

    The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq received US$328 million from crude oil exports in September. The average daily amount that flowed by pipeline to the…

  • Shell Quits Oil Terminal In Washington

    Published 07 October 2016 | viewed 9,714 times

    Shell has given up its plan to build an oil train unloading terminal near Anacortes, Washington, that would have received 60,000 barrels of crude daily…

  • Chad Slaps Exxon With Fine 5 Times Its GDP

    Published 07 October 2016 | viewed 9,611 times

    The High Court of Chad has ruled that an Exxon-led consortium must pay a fine of US$75 billion for failing to meet its tax obligations…

  • Is Russia Diversifying Away From Oil Fast Enough?

    Published 06 October 2016 | viewed 12,958 times

    Russia needs to diversify away from oil and gas, and fast, says the chief executive of the country’s largest lender, Sberbank. According to German Gref,…

  • India’s Big Oil Clears Way For Smaller Players

    Published 06 October 2016 | viewed 5,208 times

    India’s biggest E&Ps – ONGC and Oil India – have announced that they won’t be taking part in 67 tenders for the development of newly…

  • Brazil Opens Door Wide To Foreign Oil Companies

    Published 06 October 2016 | viewed 7,960 times

    Brazil’s Senate yesterday scrapped the obligation to local state-owned giant Petrobras to act as operator of all oil and gas projects in the pre-salt deposits…

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