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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.

Latest articles from Irina

  • Investors Pledge US$2B In Mexico Onshore Oil

    Published 13 July 2017 | viewed 5,399 times

    Energy companies that took part in two onshore oil and gas exploration tenders in Mexico yesterday have pledged total investments of US$2 billion for the…

  • Is A Global Oil Deficit Looming?

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 19,436 times

    The world is heading towards an oil deficit, if we are to believe recent headlines quoting the chief executive of Saudi Aramco, Amin Nasser. There…

  • China Moves Closer To Launching Oil Benchmark

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 13,918 times

    Oil futures trading in China is set to finally start later this year after several delays, providing one of the world’s top consumers with a…

  • Significant Draw In Crude Inventories Jolts Oil Prices

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 22,462 times

    A day after the American Petroleum Institute lifted spirits with an estimated crude oil inventory draw of 8.133 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration added…

  • Saudis Poised To Make Largest Crude Export Cut This Year

    Published 12 July 2017 | viewed 16,423 times

    Saudi Arabia plans to cut its August crude oil exports by 600,000 bpd, according to an industry source from the Kingdom who spoke to Reuters.…

  • World’s Biggest Oil Traders Zero In On Shale Hot Spots

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 17,766 times

    U.S. shale oil is in the spotlight once again, this time not as a deterrent to a price improvement, but as the future of the…

  • U.S. To Be A Top-Ten Oil Exporter In Three Years

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 7,099 times

    PIRA Energy has predicted that U.S. crude oil exports will top 2 million barrels by 2020, reaching 2.25 million bpd. That’s more than what most…

  • Balance Of Oil Power Shifts Away From OPEC

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 8,351 times

    The balance of powers in the world of oil has shifted away from OPEC and towards the Americas, particularly the United States. This is what…

  • Strong Demand Expectations To Lift Oil Prices

    Published 11 July 2017 | viewed 18,012 times

    Optimism about crude oil demand in the coming weeks has helped prices to recover somewhat, but the sustainability of the improvement is highly uncertain. Bank…

  • Citi: Demand Growth Could Push Oil To $60 By Christmas

    Published 10 July 2017 | viewed 25,229 times

    Crude oil prices could jump to US$60 a barrel by this year’s end thanks to growing demand and lower OPEC supply, according to Citigroup’s senior…

  • World’s Third Largest Oil Importer Secures Deal With U.S.

    Published 10 July 2017 | viewed 14,984 times

    Indian Oil Corp. will take delivery of more than a million barrels of U.S. heavy crude in October—the first U.S. crude oil purchase by an…

  • OPEC: Further Cuts Off The Table

    Published 10 July 2017 | viewed 16,932 times

    No further oil output cuts are on the agenda for the July meeting of the ministerial committee set up to monitor compliance with the OPEC-non-OPEC…

  • Is Arctic Drilling Still Profitable For Norway?

    Published 09 July 2017 | viewed 11,860 times

    Arctic drilling may become unprofitable for Norway if oil prices continue to fall, says a new report looking into the best and worst scenarios for…

  • Oil No Longer Decisive Factor In Emerging Market Performance

    Published 09 July 2017 | viewed 13,814 times

    Oil is increasingly losing relevance in the performance of emerging market assets including, equities—and now, bonds and currencies. What’s more, the technology sector is apparently…

  • Mexico Sees Another Four Oil Tenders By End-2018

    Published 07 July 2017 | viewed 8,871 times

    Mexico is planning to hold four more oil and gas block tenders by November 2018 as part of efforts to ensure the sustainability of its…

  • Tesla To Install World’s Largest Lithium-Ion Battery Storage Project

    Published 07 July 2017 | viewed 12,444 times

    Back in March, Elon Musk made a bet: he said that Tesla could install an energy storage system in Australia that would help prevent blackouts…

  • Start Of Oil Production At Libra Field Delayed

    Published 07 July 2017 | viewed 8,462 times

    Crude oil production at the giant Libra field in the pre-salt layer of Brazil’s shelf will start later than initially planned due to problems with…

  • EPA Proposes Cut In Biofuel Requirements

    Published 06 July 2017 | viewed 8,604 times

    The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a reduction in the amount of biofuels required to be added to gasoline, Reuters reports, in what could be…

  • Oil Prices Leap Higher On Strong Draw In Crude Inventories

    Published 06 July 2017 | viewed 21,597 times

    Amid a fresh wave of pessimism on oil markets following faster than expected oil output growth in Libya and reports that Russia will oppose any…

  • U.S. Strategic Oil Reserves At 12-Year Low

    Published 06 July 2017 | viewed 23,378 times

    The U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve is at a 12-year low after the Department of Energy made deliveries of volumes sold earlier this year, Bloomberg reported.…

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