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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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  • Two Oil Shipments Delayed At Libya’s Hariga Port

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  • Big Oil Begins To Worry About Trump’s Wall

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  • China’s Oil Output Tanks , Hits 4 Year Low

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    China’s crude oil output over the first half of the year stood at 101.59 million metric tons, down 4.6 percent and the lowest six-month figure…

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  • EV’s Won’t Kill Diesel – Electric Highways Will

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  • The Glut Is Far From Over As Offshore Oil Storage Continues To Swell

    Published 14 July 2016 | viewed 23,300 times

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  • Tesla Targeted by SEC, Cancels Car Buyback Program

    Published 14 July 2016 | viewed 5,885 times

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  • Iran’s Crude Output Hits 5-Year High in June

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