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Irina Slav

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  • Biden’s Recovery Plan Has an Unforeseen Consequence: More Demand For Oil

    Published 01 April 2021 | viewed 3,838 times

    When President Biden yesterday unveiled his $2-trillion economic recovery plan, few in his immediate circle likely thought about oil. Yet, the plan will have a…

  • Recent SEC Decision Could Spark Investment In Big Oil

    Published 31 March 2021 | viewed 8,010 times

    Earlier this month, the Securities and Exchange Commission denied requests from ConocoPhillips and Occidental Petroleum to throw out shareholder motions for voting on detailed emission-reduction…

  • Oil Jumps On Surprise Crude Draw

    Published 31 March 2021 | viewed 29,338 times

    Crude oil inventories last week shed 900,000 barrels, the Energy Information Administration reported, adding inventories were at 6 percent over the five-year average for this…

  • MBS: Aramco And SABIC To Lead $1.3 Trillion Investment Push

    Published 31 March 2021 | viewed 4,751 times

    Aramco and its subsidiary SABIC will spearhead a $1.3-trillion private investment drive in Saudi Arabia to diversify its economy away from oil, the Kingdom's Crown…

  • Will 2021 Mark The Start Of A Major Shale Recovery?

    Published 30 March 2021 | viewed 6,951 times

    U.S. shale was among the biggest victims of the demand destruction caused by the coronavirus pandemic. But the sector has already proved resilient once, and…

  • China Set To Buy 1 Million Bpd Of 'Cheap' Iranian Crude This Month

    Published 30 March 2021 | viewed 9,658 times

    China’s crude oil imports from Iran this month could reach close to 1 million bpd, Reuters reported today, citing trading and analyst sources. That would…

  • Saudi Arabia Ready To Extend Huge Oil Cuts Into June

    Published 30 March 2021 | viewed 10,424 times

    Saudi Arabia is reportedly ready to extend current OPEC+ production cuts over May and June and also keep cutting 1 million bpd in oil output…

  • Canada’s Oil Crisis Could Hurt U.S. Consumers

    Published 29 March 2021 | viewed 12,589 times

    Job losses, a chronic pipeline capacity shortage, a "bill for spills", and a carbon tax - these are just some of the problems that the…

  • Suez Containership Crisis Prompts LNG, Oil Tankers To Change Course

    Published 29 March 2021 | viewed 8,910 times

    Tankers and containerships, including a Cheniere LNG carrier and a Shell oil tanker, are changing course as the Suez Canal remains plugged by the Ever…

  • The Biofuel Boom Could Threaten Food Security

    Published 28 March 2021 | viewed 3,394 times

    Sustainable aviation fuels seem to be the future of air travel, according to industry insiders seeking to reduce the industry’s carbon print. Refiners are on…

  • Buffett Proposes 10 GW In New Gas Plants For Texas

    Published 26 March 2021 | viewed 5,323 times

    Warren Buffett's investment company Berkshire Hathaway has proposed a plan for boosting Texas' energy security: building 10 GW in new natural gas-fired generation capacity. Bloomberg…

  • Survey: Businesses Don’t Believe Energy Transition Is Viable

    Published 26 March 2021 | viewed 5,307 times

    The business world seems to have doubts about the economic viability of the energy transition, a survey by Standard Chartered has suggested. According to the…

  • OPEC’s Biggest Fear Is Becoming A Reality

    Published 25 March 2021 | viewed 68,739 times

    U.S. oil drillers are no longer sitting in the trenches, waiting for the pandemic storm to pass. They are once again in growth mode, according…

  • Goldman Sachs: EV Producers Grapple With Rising Battery Costs

    Published 25 March 2021 | viewed 2,354 times

    Rising demand for battery metals and minerals will lead to an increase in EV battery costs, Goldman Sachs analysts said in a note, pointing out…

  • How Will We Pay for the Energy Transition?

    Published 24 March 2021 | viewed 10,306 times

    Earlier this month, the International Renewable Energy Agency said the world needed to invest $131 trillion by 2050 in order to limit the estimated global…

  • UK Vows To Protect North Sea Oil Jobs

    Published 24 March 2021 | viewed 2,281 times

    The UK government has vowed to protect up to 40,000 oil and gas jobs in the North Sea during the country’s transition to a net-zero…

  • Oil Slips On Small Crude Inventory Build

    Published 24 March 2021 | viewed 11,425 times

    U.S. crude oil inventories went up by 1.9 million barrels in the week to March 19, the Energy Information reported, adding that at 502.7 million…

  • Why Aramco Isn’t Rushing To Boost Its Oil Production

    Published 23 March 2021 | viewed 9,477 times

    Saudi Aramco is in no hurry to expand its oil production capacity to 13 million bpd as it said it would last year just as…

  • PDVSA Oil Terminal Declares Bankruptcy

    Published 23 March 2021 | viewed 6,832 times

    The operator of an oil terminal operated by Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA has declared bankruptcy, blaming it on U.S. sanctions, Reuters has reported, citing…

  • BP Drops Reserve Replacement Ratio

    Published 23 March 2021 | viewed 9,676 times

    The ratio of oil and gas reserve replacement has become the latest radical change UK supermajor BP has made on its road to a net-zero…

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