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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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  • Exxon Attempts To Maneuver Around Russian Sanctions

    Published 23 April 2017 | viewed 10,005 times

    It’s all over the news: ExxonMobil has applied for a waiver from the economic sanctions against Russia—and specifically Rosneft—in order to resume its joint operations…

  • Russia Hits 250,000 Bpd Oil Production Cut Milestone

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 8,336 times

    Russia has cut 250,000 bpd of its crude oil output, with another 50,000 bpd to go as per its agreement with OPEC, Energy Minister Alexander…

  • Pemex Is Looking For Partners In New Deepwater JV

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 6,588 times

    Mexico’s energy giant Pemex is looking for partners for the development of two oil and gas-rich areas in the Gulf of Mexico, Maximino and Nobilis,…

  • Is Chevron’s Loss in Australian Court The Start Of Larger Tax Crackdown?

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 3,992 times

    The Federal Court of Australia has twice found Chevron responsible for shifting profits from Australia to the U.S. using an intra-company loan mechanism. This latest ruling…

  • Massive Natural Gas Deposit Discovered In The Gulf Coast Basin

    Published 21 April 2017 | viewed 41,324 times

    Technological advancements have just pushed the boundaries of recoverable oil and gas in the U.S. further, according to an announcement by the U.S. Geological Survey.…

  • Oman To Finally Launch Stock Sale Plan For Downstream Companies

    Published 20 April 2017 | viewed 7,461 times

    Oman will sell stakes in state-owned oil and gas downstream companies in a bid to prop up its finances after the oil price crunch from 2014.…

  • Will Banks Allow Another Slew Of Oil Bankruptcies?

    Published 20 April 2017 | viewed 13,257 times

    Last week, U.S. banks boosted the borrowing bases for several independent energy companies, lifting spirits in the industry. The move was taken as a sign…

  • Indian Refiner Seeks To Sell Plant To Aramco

    Published 20 April 2017 | viewed 8,761 times

    India’s ONGC Petrol Additions Ltd is negotiating the sale of half its $4.6-billion petrochemicals plant with Saudi Aramco, unnamed sources told Bloomberg. The negotiations are…

  • OPEC Moves Towards Extension Consensus

    Published 20 April 2017 | viewed 13,259 times

    Saudi Arabia’s and Kuwait’s oil ministers said consensus is building among OPEC members on the extension of the cartel’s six-month oil production cut agreement, strengthening optimism…

  • Russia To Help Build 2 Nuclear Power Plants In Iran

    Published 19 April 2017 | viewed 9,190 times

    Russian experts will help the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran build two 1,000-MW nuclear power plants, Iran’s Energy Minister told media. Construction will start soon, Hamid…

  • Shell Opens Vaca Muerta Oil, Gas Treatment Plant

    Published 19 April 2017 | viewed 8,775 times

    Shell yesterday cut the ribbon on a 10,000-bpd oil and gas treatment plant in its acreage in the Vaca Muerta shale formation in Argentina. The…

  • Drillers Remain Cautious Despite Shale Success

    Published 19 April 2017 | viewed 11,284 times

    February marked the first month since mid-2014 when oil and gas activity in the Permian increased on an annual basis, the latest Texas Permian Basin…

  • Oil Markets React Stoically To Crude Inventory Draw

    Published 19 April 2017 | viewed 22,795 times

    Amid rising optimism about where oil prices are going, the EIA reported a 1-million-barrel draw in crude oil inventories for the week to April 14,…

  • BP And Monroe Energy Lock Horns Over Oil Supply Contract

    Published 18 April 2017 | viewed 9,006 times

    BP has filed a lawsuit against Monroe Energy in a federal court, claiming the refiner wrongfully terminated a contract last year. This has become the…

  • China Reports 50% Jump In March Shale Gas Production

    Published 18 April 2017 | viewed 13,603 times

    China reported a 50.4-percent annual increase in its shale gas output for March, to 1.15 billion cu m, with overall gas output rising to 13.6…

  • $2.5 Billion Petrobras, Statoil Deal Halted By Courts

    Published 18 April 2017 | viewed 7,087 times

    A Brazilian court has suspended the $2.5-billion sale of Petrobras’ stake in the giant Carcara field to Norwegian Statoil after the National Federation of Oil Workers…

  • How Far Will OPEC Go For $60 Oil?

    Published 17 April 2017 | viewed 35,818 times

    Back in February sources from OPEC told media that Saudi Arabia is aiming for oil prices of $60 as the optimal price to encourage fresh investments…

  • India Plans $5.4-Billion Stake Sales In State-Owned Businesses

    Published 17 April 2017 | viewed 4,374 times

    The Indian government has announced plans for stake sales in seven companies seeking proceeds of $5.4 billion in a bid to plug a budget hole opened…

  • Reeling From Low Oil Prices, Saudis Look To Freeze Megaprojects

    Published 17 April 2017 | viewed 25,268 times

    Saudi Arabia will start reviewing a number of multi-billion-dollar infrastructure and development project—remnants from a better past when crude oil prices were in three-digit territory.…

  • BP Well In Alaska Spews Oil, Gas

    Published 17 April 2017 | viewed 13,125 times

    Just when it was starting to recover from the Deepwater Horizon fallout, BP has had to report another accident, though much smaller in scale: a…

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