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Irina Slav


Contributor since: 17 Jan 2016

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

  • 200,000 New Energy Jobs Forecast In 2017

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 17,361 times

    The latest U.S. Energy and Employment Report has forecast that the sector of energy efficiency will see a 9-percent increase in employment this year –…

  • Iran Scores Again with Insurance Coverage On Oil Cargoes

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 6,141 times

    International insurance companies have found a way around U.S. sanctions on Iran still in place and will now offer almost complete cover on outgoing crude…

  • China Leads Unprecedented Drop In Asian Crude Production

    Published 17 January 2017 | viewed 13,117 times

    Crude oil production in the Asia-Pacific is falling at a unique rate, according to a report from Wood Mackenzie, with China accounting for about half…

  • Saudi-Led Coalition, Houthis Clash Near Major Oil Passage

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 9,775 times

    Forces of the Saudi-led coalition against the Houthi rebels in Yemen and the rebel group are fighting in the southwestern Yemeni region of Bab el-Mandeb,…

  • Syrian Airforce Strikes Back At IS After Major Attack

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 8,985 times

    A Saturday missile attack by the Islamic State against the eastern Syrian city of Deir ez-Zour was followed by an air strike by the Syrian…

  • 2017 Another Year Of Excessive Volatility For Oil Prices

    Published 16 January 2017 | viewed 14,673 times

    This year will see further volatility in oil prices despite international efforts to restore the market to balance and improve prices more consistently. This push…

  • Russia Retains A Bullish Outlook On Brent

    Published 15 January 2017 | viewed 7,742 times

    Russia’s Mineral Resources Minister, Sergei Donskoi, has demonstrated strong optimism about the direction oil prices are going this year and next. He believes that Brent…

  • Russia’s Reserve Fund Can Stay At Current Level At $50 Per Barrel

    Published 13 January 2017 | viewed 6,502 times

    Russia’s Economy Minister Anton Siluanov said that the country’s Reserve Fund could be maintained this year at international oil price levels of US$50 a barrel.…

  • China's Oil Import Dependency Deepens

    Published 13 January 2017 | viewed 26,921 times

    China satisfied 64.4 percent of its crude oil demand with imports last year because of high production costs at home and favorable international prices resulting…

  • Anadarko Exits Eagle Ford

    Published 13 January 2017 | viewed 8,060 times

    Anadarko has struck a deal to sell its assets in the Eagle Ford shale play to Sanchez Energy Corp. and Blackstone group for US$2.3 billion.…

  • The Top 5 Places To Work In U.S. Oil And Gas

    Published 12 January 2017 | viewed 47,591 times

    Anadarko Petroleum and Chevron have emerged as the top two employers in U.S. oil and gas, according to a survey conducted by the job site…

  • U.S. Energy Industry Eager To Start Drilling On Federal Land

    Published 12 January 2017 | viewed 7,530 times

    The United States oil and gas industry is eager to tap into hydrocarbon deposits hitherto off limits thanks to President Obama’s energy policies. President-elect Donald…

  • Dutch Railways Now 100% Powered By Wind Energy

    Published 12 January 2017 | viewed 5,972 times

    All trains running on Dutch network operator NS Dutch Railways’ lines are now powered by electricity derived entirely from wind power. The switch is a…

  • Tillerson Backs Paris Climate Agreement At Confirmation Hearing

    Published 12 January 2017 | viewed 7,430 times

    Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson said during his Senate confirmation hearing that the U.S. would be better off sticking with the Paris agreement to…

  • Shale Break-Even Level Could Rise $10 In 2017

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 41,747 times

    The joy for shale producers stemming from rising oil prices following the OPEC production cut agreement may soon be over as oilfield service providers join…

  • Oil Slips And Bounces Back After EIA Reports Significant Builds Across The Board

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 12,760 times

    Amid growing bearish sentiment towards oil prices, the Energy Information Administration reported a build of 4.1 million barrels in crude oil inventories for the week…

  • EIA Sees 2017 U.S. Oil Output Rising By 110,000 Bpd

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 11,159 times

    The Energy Information Administration said in its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook that crude oil production in the U.S. this year will average 9 million barrels…

  • Russia Has Started Cutting Oil Output: Kremlin

    Published 10 January 2017 | viewed 11,235 times

    Russia has started to cut oil production in accordance with its agreement with OPEC to aid the group’s efforts to restore the international oil market…

  • Iran Close To Hitting 4-Million-Bpd Output Target

    Published 10 January 2017 | viewed 7,610 times

    When Saudi Arabia initiated the latest OPEC discussion about an oil production cut, Iran insisted that it would only consider joining market rebalancing efforts when…

  • U.S., Cuba Seal Oil Spill Prevention Deal, More to Come

    Published 10 January 2017 | viewed 4,614 times

    The United States and Cuba have signed an agreement to team up on preventing, containing and cleaning up oil spills in their respective areas of…

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