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Irina Slav

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    Published 21 May 2017 | viewed 20,138 times

    Ponzi schemes are an enduring kind of fraud, one of whose many attractions for people looking to make money on other people’s backs is that…

  • Iraq Starts Paying Off $1 Billion Power Debt To Iran

    Published 19 May 2017 | viewed 8,203 times

    Iraq has made a US$300-million payment to Iran under a power export agreement, according to Azeri news media Trend, quoting Iran’s Deputy Energy Minister Houshang Falahatian.…

  • Colombia’s Oil Reserves Shrink

    Published 19 May 2017 | viewed 10,015 times

    Colombia’s crude oil reserves declined by 16.8 percent last year, according to the country’s natural resources ministry, but things are changing this year and more…

  • Oil Prices Rise As OPEC Discusses Deeper Output Cuts

    Published 19 May 2017 | viewed 23,073 times

    OPEC is discussing a potential deepening of crude oil output cuts in a bid to accelerate market rebalancing, sources from the cartel told Reuters. The news…

  • Investors Unimpressed By String Of Oilfield Services IPO’s

    Published 18 May 2017 | viewed 12,280 times

    The number of initial public offerings in the oilfield service sector has so far this year overtaken exploration and production listings by a wide margin, signaling…

  • From Oil To Arms: Saudis Move Away From Crude

    Published 18 May 2017 | viewed 18,160 times

    The sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia has set up a defense business as part of its efforts to reduce the Kingdom’s dependence on crude…

  • Petrobras May Pay First Dividend In 3 Years

    Published 18 May 2017 | viewed 5,102 times

    Brazil’s state energy major Petrobras last distributed a dividend in April 2014. This year could mark the return of the payouts as the company eyes…

  • Algeria Headed For Unrest As Oil Subsidies Set To End

    Published 18 May 2017 | viewed 8,448 times

    Algeria is planning to reduce oil subsidies further as a way of cutting public spending amid consistently low oil prices, the North African country’s Finance…

  • Iraq Emerges As India’s Top Oil Supplier

    Published 17 May 2017 | viewed 6,379 times

    India imported more than 1 million bpd from Iraq last month, which made OPEC’s second-largest producer the top crude supplier to the Asian economy, data from…

  • Oil Prices Edge Higher As U.S. Oil Inventories Fall Again

    Published 17 May 2017 | viewed 26,709 times

    Amid fresh hopes that the extension of the OPEC production cut deal might actually do the trick, the Energy Information Administration reported a fresh draw…

  • Tullow Strikes More Oil In Kenya

    Published 17 May 2017 | viewed 10,890 times

    Tullow Oil has announced a find in the Emekuya-1 oil well in the South Lokichar basin in the northwestern part of the country. The exploration well…

  • Trump-Xi Deal Could Fuel A U.S. LNG Boom

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 23,088 times

    When President Trump came into office, he openly resented the major trade deficit with Asia’s number-two economy and vowed to remedy the situation. While his…

  • Global Oil Supplies Inch Down In April: IEA

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 9,695 times

    Global crude oil supply inched down by 140,000 barrels daily last month, to 96.17 million bpd, the International Energy Agency said in the latest edition of…

  • OPEC Export Revenues Down 15% In 2016

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 5,932 times

    The Energy Information Administration has estimated that the oil export revenues of OPEC members last year declined by 15 percent on 2015 to US$433 billion, on…

  • Russian Oil Companies Won’t Receive Compensation For Cut Extension

    Published 16 May 2017 | viewed 6,803 times

    Russia’s oil companies that are taking part in the OPEC-led production cut effort will not receive any compensation for the reduced output, Energy Minister Alexander…

  • Floating Oil Storage Down By A Third: OPEC Source

    Published 15 May 2017 | viewed 15,451 times

    Floating oil storage globally declined by a third in the first quarter of the year, an unnamed source from OPEC told Reuters. The statement supports…

  • Libyan Oil Output Tops 800,000 Bpd

    Published 15 May 2017 | viewed 8,675 times

    Ahead of the OPEC meeting on May 25 when the cartel will officially announce an output cut extension into 2018, Libya reported its daily crude…

  • Oil Jumps As Saudis And Russians Agree To Extend OPEC Deal Into 2018

    Published 15 May 2017 | viewed 18,900 times

    What Saudi Arabia’s Oil Minister said in March will not happen, has happened: in a joint statement, Khalid al-Falih and his Russian counterpart Alexander Novak…

  • Power Of Siberia Pipeline Ahead Of Schedule

    Published 15 May 2017 | viewed 16,648 times

    The Power of Siberia gas pipeline that will carry Russian natural gas to China is moving ahead of schedule, with 720 km of the 3,000-km…

  • Here’s Why You’ll Pay Higher Gas Prices Whatever The Market

    Published 13 May 2017 | viewed 16,875 times

    The average gasoline tax in the U.S. is 49.5 cents per gallon, according to data from the American Petroleum Institute. That’s not too bad as far…

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