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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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  • Is LNG Moving From A Buyers’ To A Sellers’ Market?

    Published 13 August 2017 | viewed 12,293 times

    When Petronas announced the cancellation of its biggest investment abroad, its US$28-billion Pacific NorthWest LNG project, the news sounded an alarm for the LNG industry,…

  • Indian Refiners Plan To Splash $35B On Petrochemicals

    Published 11 August 2017 | viewed 6,262 times

    Indian state-owned refiners are planning to spend US$35 billion on expanding their petrochemicals output in anticipation of a boom in demand for products ranging from…

  • B.C. Seeks To Block Trans Mountain Oil Pipeline Extension

    Published 11 August 2017 | viewed 9,315 times

    The new government of British Columbia has announced that it stands firmly against the extension of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline and will seek…

  • China Prepares For A Natural Gas Import Boom

    Published 10 August 2017 | viewed 25,462 times

    Last month, the International Energy Agency said that China will account for 40 percent of the global annual growth in natural gas demand over the…

  • Iraqi Economy Hit Hard By ISIS And Low Oil Prices

    Published 10 August 2017 | viewed 7,632 times

    Iraq continues to face economic growth challenges due to the consistently lower oil prices and the fallout from the war with IS, the International Monetary…

  • Gazprom Neft Bets On Stable Oil Market In 2018

    Published 10 August 2017 | viewed 4,502 times

    Gazprom Neft plans to borrow some US$2 billion next year as it expects international oil markets to stabilize and the Russian central bank to reduce…

  • Oil Glut Endures As OPEC Confirms Higher Output

    Published 10 August 2017 | viewed 12,975 times

    OPEC confirmed reports that its crude oil production increase last month, reporting a daily rate of 32.869 million barrels, up by 172,600 bpd. Global commercial…

  • Traders Hoard LPG Off Singapore Coast

    Published 09 August 2017 | viewed 5,947 times

    LPG-carrying vessels are piling up off the coast of Singapore as traders await higher prices, Reuters reports, citing industry insiders. According to tanker tracking data…

  • Oil Prices Slip On Strong Crude Draw, Surprise Gasoline Build

    Published 09 August 2017 | viewed 20,927 times

    Amid stubbornly falling oil prices and growing doubts about OPEC’s ability to rein in production, the EIA reported a draw in U.S. commercial crude oil…

  • Dear Millennials, Big Oil Is Not Your Enemy

    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 21,590 times

    Oil and gas is, apparently, the latest industry that millennials have marked for death. They don’t want to work in the industry because it’s dirty,…

  • BP Strikes Major Gas Deposit In New Mexico

    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 5,074 times

    BP has announced a potentially huge gas discovery in the Mancos Shale in New Mexico. The NEBU 602 Com 1H well, the company said, yielded…

  • Saudi Arabia Set To Slash Exports To Asia In September

    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 9,916 times

    Saudi Arabia will ship one million bpd less crude oil to Asia next month in the latest sign that it is serious about shrinking the…

  • Washington Mulls Over Additional Sanctions Against Venezuela

    Published 08 August 2017 | viewed 7,022 times

    The Trump administration is considering additional sanctions on Venezuelan individuals close to the Maduro government, but will first try to enlist support from other countries.…

  • There Is No Dethroning Tesla As The Gigafactory Leader

    Published 07 August 2017 | viewed 13,263 times

    A 17-company German consortium has announced plans to build a 34-GWh lithium-ion battery gigafactory, which is reportedly set to rival Tesla’s Reno facility. Rivalry, however,…

  • Russia May Break Gazprom Monopoly To Stimulate LNG

    Published 07 August 2017 | viewed 12,707 times

    A Russian Security Council commission has recommended breaking down Gazprom’s gas export monopoly in a bid to boost the competitiveness of Russia’s gas, Russian daily…

  • Uganda Picks GE, Saipem To Build First Oil Refinery

    Published 07 August 2017 | viewed 15,694 times

    Uganda has picked a consortium including GE and Italian Saipem to build and operate the African country’s first oil refinery. The 60,000-bpd facility will process…

  • Oil Prices Fall As OPEC Output Hits ‘’Year-To-Date High’’

    Published 07 August 2017 | viewed 12,323 times

    Libya and Nigeria pushed OPEC’s crude oil output in July to the highest this year, at 32.82 million barrels daily, a survey by S&P Platts…

  • Libya’s Largest Oil Field Restarts After Armed Protesters Stormed Control Room

    Published 07 August 2017 | viewed 4,982 times

    Libya’s largest oil field, Sharara, is resuming normal operations after a brief shutdown caused by a militant attack on the control room in the port…

  • Shale Producers Hedge At Much Lower Prices

    Published 06 August 2017 | viewed 21,286 times

    Shale oil producers are hedging again – this is the latest message coming from investment banks and analytical firms, according to Bloomberg. After hedging largely…

  • Rosneft’s H1 Profit Falls 12.5%

    Published 04 August 2017 | viewed 4,247 times

    Rosneft reported a net profit attributable to shareholders of US$1.4 billion for the first half of 2017, down by 12.5 percent from the result for…

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