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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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  • Iran Oil Minister Says “No Ban on U.S. Oil Firms”

    Published 31 January 2017 | viewed 8,500 times

    Iran’s Oil Minister Bijan Zanganeh has said that U.S. oil companies willing to do business in Iran will not be banned from doing so. The…

  • OPEC Cuts Close To 1 Million Bpd This Month

    Published 31 January 2017 | viewed 8,640 times

    A Reuters survey of shipping data has revealed that OPEC has succeeded this month in cutting almost 1 million barrels from its combined daily output,…

  • Oil Demand Won’t Peak Soon: IEA Chief

    Published 30 January 2017 | viewed 10,038 times

    Crude oil demand won’t peak anytime soon, the head of the International Energy Agency Fatih Birol said, adding that growth will be spurred by emerging…

  • Kurdish Parties Squabble Over Oil Revenues

    Published 30 January 2017 | viewed 4,990 times

    Political parties in the Kurdistan autonomous region of Iraq are quarreling over the share each of them gets from oil trade, according to the secretary…

  • Lukoil Eyes Start Of Oilfield Development In Iran This Year

    Published 30 January 2017 | viewed 10,371 times

    Lukoil hopes it will begin the development of two oil fields in Iran later this year, after the conclusion of negotiations currently held with the…

  • The Arctic Resource Race Is On And It Will Be Peaceful

    Published 29 January 2017 | viewed 7,878 times

    Talk about the legendary natural resources wealth of the Arctic has been going on for some years now, as the polar cap continues to melt…

  • Iran To Export More Oil In February

    Published 27 January 2017 | viewed 14,292 times

    Iran’s crude oil and gas condensate exports are expected to rise to about 2.2 million barrels per day in February, thanks to a shipment to…

  • TransCanada Submits Fresh Application For Keystone XL

    Published 27 January 2017 | viewed 6,811 times

    After on Tuesday President Trump signed executive orders that put Keystone XL and Dakota Access back on the table, TransCanada was quick to submit a…

  • Shell About to Close Major North Sea Asset Sale

    Published 27 January 2017 | viewed 6,394 times

    Shell and Chrysaor are in the late stages of negotiating an asset sale deal worth US$3 billion, according to unnamed sources quoted by Reuters. The…

  • Leaner and Meaner After The Crash, Oil Sands Industry Expands

    Published 26 January 2017 | viewed 9,412 times

    This time last year, businesses operating in the oil sands of Alberta seemed pretty much done for. Canadian crude sold for less than US$20, and…

  • Saudi Arabia Says It Will Not Cut Exports To Key Market Japan

    Published 26 January 2017 | viewed 9,857 times

    Saudi Arabia will not reduce its crude oil exports to Japan despite the OPEC production cut agreement, a deputy minister at the oil ministry told…

  • Iraq Expands Oil Export Terminal

    Published 26 January 2017 | viewed 7,559 times

    Iraq’s South Oil Company announced it had started work on the expansion of its Khor al-Amaya oil export terminal, aiming for a daily capacity of…

  • Petrobras Creditors Put Up $5.6B Worth Of Bonds In Buyback Offer

    Published 26 January 2017 | viewed 5,150 times

    Bondholders of Petrobras have tendered US$5.58 billion worth of bonds under a US$6-billion buyback program announced by Brazil’s state-run oil company. Of the total tendered,…

  • Permian To Be Only Shale Play That Sees Output Increase This Year

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 10,492 times

    The Permian shale formation has been drawing a lot of attention recently, and it’s more likely than not to continue drawing even more in the…

  • Oil Prices Slip On Bearish Inventory Data

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 11,083 times

    The Energy Information Administration reported a 2.8-million-barrel build in U.S. commercial oil inventories, a day after the American Petroleum Institute estimated the inventories had expanded…

  • Aramco Pulls Out Of Joint Venture Talks With Petronas

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 12,761 times

    Saudi Aramco has pulled out of a planned joint venture with Malaysia’s state-owned oil company Petronas, concerning the construction and operation of a major refining…

  • Oil Helps Japan Book Trade Surplus In 2016

    Published 25 January 2017 | viewed 4,544 times

    Japan reported a trade surplus of US$35.8 billion (4.1 trillion yen) for 2016, thanks to much cheaper oil. This is the first trade surplus for…

  • Cash Strapped Iranian Oil Industry Braces For Trump Impact

    Published 24 January 2017 | viewed 14,073 times

    Iran has been raising eyebrows with its unwavering determination to put its energy industry back on its feet since most Western sanctions against Tehran were…

  • Aramco On The Hunt For IPO Advisers

    Published 24 January 2017 | viewed 10,236 times

    Saudi Aramco has sent requests for proposals to several investment banks that could become advisers in its initial public offering, scheduled for 2018, sources close…

  • North Sea Oil Producers Cash In On Asian Demand, OPEC Deal

    Published 24 January 2017 | viewed 10,127 times

    Crude oil from the North Sea is flowing to Asia at record rates, set to reach 12 million barrels this month, Bloomberg reports, citing shipping…

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