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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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  • OPEC Meets Next Week To ‘Fix’ Compliance Problem

    Published 21 July 2017 | viewed 9,776 times

    Kuwait’s Oil Minister Essam al-Marzouq has delivered an anticlimactic statement regarding the upcoming OPEC ministerial meeting in St. Petersburg: the ministers will discuss compliance levels with the…

  • Rosneft Aims To Dump Citgo Stake As U.S. Sanctions Loom

    Published 21 July 2017 | viewed 5,415 times

    Rosneft and PDVSA are negotiating the swap of the 49-percent stake in Citgo that the Russian company holds as loan collateral for a number of…

  • Aramco May Have To Buy Out $1 Billion Refinery Partner

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 6,323 times

    Saudi Aramco may have to buy out its 30-percent partner in Saudi Aramco Base Oil Co, Jadwa Investment Co., as the latter is seeking to…

  • Brazil Seeks To Lure Oil Investors With Lower Royalties

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 4,686 times

    Brazil’s oil industry regulator ANP has released the model contract for the next round of oil bids, seeking to motivate bidders with lower royalties and…

  • Investments In Nigerian Oil Played Part In Becker’s Bankruptcy

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 5,696 times

    Unsuccessful investments in the Nigerian oil industry may have had a part to play in tennis legend Boris Becker’s recent bankruptcy, according to documents from…

  • Will Eni’s Arctic Efforts Be Profitable?

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 7,729 times

    Arctic oil drilling may be controversial and expensive—and is generally not a top priority in the energy industry—but Italy’s energy major Eni begs to differ.…

  • U.S. May Halt Oil Imports From Venezuela

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 17,919 times

    The Trump administration is mulling over sanctions against senior Venezuelan government officials, and additional measures could include sanctions against the country’s oil industry, such as…

  • BP May Spin Off Midstream U.S. Assets

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 5,654 times

    BP is considering a restructuring of its oil, gas, and petroleum product business in the U.S. that would involve the spin-off of some of the…

  • Oil Prices Leap Higher After Draw In Crude Inventories

    Published 19 July 2017 | viewed 16,233 times

    The Energy Information Administration offered jittery oil markets respite today by reporting a draw of 4.7 million barrels in U.S. commercial oil inventories. The report…

  • Stability Is Returning To Oil Markets

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 10,037 times

    The last couple of years have been turbulent for the international oil market and all of its players. But there are signs that the waters…

  • Japanese Court Clears Idemitsu’s Merger With Rival Refinery

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 3,253 times

    A Tokyo court has rejected a petition brought against Japan’s biggest oil refiner, Idemitsu Cosan, by its founding family. The family argued that a recent…

  • Mexico Set To Announce Terms Of Next Deepwater Oil Tender

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 3,705 times

    Mexico’s National Hydrocarbons Commission will later this week announce the terms for its second deepwater oil and gas tender, and the blocks that will be…

  • Exxon Pulls Out Of Indonesian Offshore Gas Field Project

    Published 18 July 2017 | viewed 7,715 times

    ExxonMobil has decided that it “no longer wishes to continue further discussions or activity” regarding the East Natuna natural gas block offshore Indonesia, after having…

  • Are More Bankruptcies On The Way For U.S. Oil?

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 21,398 times

    Something that’s been whispered about in the last few months is now being talked about loudly: U.S. oil drillers’ debts. There have been a few…

  • Saudi Arabia Launches Tender For Wind Plant

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 6,482 times

    Saudi Arabia’s Energy Ministry has invited bids for a 400-MW wind power plant to be built in northwestern Saudi Arabia. According to the press release,…

  • Chinese Refineries Near All-Time Throughput Record In June

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 8,027 times

    Chinese refineries processed 11.21 million bpd of crude oil last month, up 2.3 percent on the year and the second-highest daily processing rate on record,…

  • Second Indian Company Buys U.S. Crude

    Published 17 July 2017 | viewed 9,850 times

    Bharat Petroleum has become the second Indian refiner to start buying U.S. crude oil, after Bharat purchased 500,000 bpd of Mars and the same amount…

  • The Only Way OPEC Can Kill U.S. Shale

    Published 16 July 2017 | viewed 83,323 times

    One commodity analyst got it right: the OPEC cuts would not work. After November last year when the oil cartel announced its agreement with Russia…

  • Tesla Faces Stiff Competition In Energy Storage War

    Published 15 July 2017 | viewed 21,975 times

    A week after Tesla announced it had won a tender for the installation of the world’s biggest battery storage system in Australia, Siemens and AES…

  • U.S., Mexico Expand Energy Ties

    Published 14 July 2017 | viewed 5,530 times

    The United States and Mexico will expand their energy ties, the two countries’ energy ministers said after a meeting in Mexico. The Associated Press quoted…

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