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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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    Published 03 August 2017 | viewed 6,482 times

    The Indonesian government has approached Chevron and Conoco with an offer to consider extending their licenses, which expire in a few years, as part of…

  • As Oil Prices Rise, Are Oil Bulls Too Optimistic?

    Published 02 August 2017 | viewed 10,065 times

    Optimism, at first tentative and in the last week more pronounced, has been taking over oil markets. Short positions on WTI were at a three-month…

  • Special Rules Won’t Fly For Aramco IPO

    Published 02 August 2017 | viewed 5,892 times

    The UK Institute of Directors has criticized the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposal to amend listing rules that would accommodate Saudi Arabia’s oil giant Aramco, which is planning…

  • Syncrude Restart Pressures Local Grade Oil Prices

    Published 02 August 2017 | viewed 8,312 times

    Suncor’s announcement that its Syncrude oil sands processing facility will return to normal operation this week pressured the prices of Western Canadian Select and Bakken…

  • Oil Prices Slip Despite Modest Draw In Crude Inventories

    Published 02 August 2017 | viewed 13,346 times

    After a week-long rally that eventually saw Brent and WTI both jump the US$50 barrier for the first time in a month, this week produced…

  • Did Google Just Tackle The Biggest Problem In Energy?

    Published 01 August 2017 | viewed 32,595 times

    Any news about energy storage advancement is bound to make a splash. After all, storage is the main stumbling block for renewable energy—data from Bloomberg…

  • Oil Prices Slip As OPEC Oil Exports Creep Higher

    Published 01 August 2017 | viewed 29,568 times

    OPEC’s crude oil exports reached 26.68 million bpd last month, energy data provider Kpler said, on the back of higher shipments from Libya, Nigeria, and…

  • Is The Mafia Helping ISIS Smuggle Oil Into Italy?

    Published 01 August 2017 | viewed 18,187 times

    The Italian mafia may have teamed up with the Islamic State to smuggle crude oil from the Middle East into Italy, an ongoing police investigation…

  • BP Q2 Profit Slumps As Write-downs Weigh

    Published 01 August 2017 | viewed 3,704 times

    BP reported underlying profit on a replacement cost basis of US$684 million for the second quarter of the year, down from US$1.5 billion for the…

  • Shale Drillers Aren’t As Safe As You May Think

    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 12,745 times

    It’s been the main headwind for OPEC’s oil output cut deal. Rising shale oil production in the U.S. has been making headlines for almost a…

  • Washington Could Suspend Oil Exports To Venezuela

    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 12,389 times

    The U.S. government is discussing sanctions against Venezuela’s oil industry after yesterday’s Constituent Assembly election that Washington’s UN ambassador Nikki Haley called a “sham”. According…

  • Riyadh Mulls Over Rising Oil Tax System

    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 3,880 times

    Saudi Arabia is considering changing the way it taxes Aramco, the state oil giant, in a bid to boost oil revenues in case oil prices…

  • Europe’s Biggest Oil Refinery Shut Down After Fire

    Published 31 July 2017 | viewed 15,754 times

    Shell’s Pernis refinery in Rotterdam, the biggest in Europe, has been partially shut down after a short circuit caused a major fire on Sunday. Deutsche…

  • U.S. Shale Has Set An Example For Oil Majors

    Published 30 July 2017 | viewed 10,233 times

    It took the oil supermajors quite a while to come to terms with the new oil price realities. The blow from the 2014 price crash…

  • Ecuador, Schlumberger Reach Agreement On Debt Payments

    Published 28 July 2017 | viewed 8,548 times

    Ecuador’s government has reached an agreement with Schlumberger to start repaying a debt accumulated over the last few years, according to a Reuters report. The…

  • UAE To Change Terms Of Japanese Oil Concessions

    Published 28 July 2017 | viewed 10,450 times

    Adnoc will offer Japanese energy companies that hold concessions for fields in the Emirates new terms and conditions as part of a renegotiation of the…

  • Exxon Reports Twofold Rise In Profit, But Stock Plunges

    Published 28 July 2017 | viewed 7,776 times

    Exxon reported a profit of US$3.35 billion for the second quarter of the year, up from US$1.7 billion a year earlier, thanks to better refining…

  • Mexico To Get Its First Public Oil Company In August

    Published 27 July 2017 | viewed 5,754 times

    Vista Oil & Gas, a private company backed by Riverstone Capital, will launch its initial public offering on August 11, becoming the first public oil…

  • Can Oil Ease South China Sea Tensions?

    Published 27 July 2017 | viewed 14,361 times

    A year after the Permanent Court of Arbitration ruled in favor of the Philippines in a case the country brought against neighboring China about its…

  • Shell Posts 700% Rise In Earnings, Prepares For ‘Lower Forever’ Oil Prices

    Published 27 July 2017 | viewed 18,453 times

    Shell reported net earnings attributable to shareholders of US$1.92 billion for the second quarter of the year, a more than 700-percent increase from a year…

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