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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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    Published 23 September 2016 | viewed 6,123 times

    Maersk Oil is well-placed to not just survive but thrive after its split from its parent, Danish logistics conglomerate AP Moeller Maersk, according to analysts.…

  • Hong Kong Billionaire Joins Race For UK Gas Network

    Published 23 September 2016 | viewed 4,721 times

    The richest man in Hong Kong, billionaire Li Ka-shing, has placed a bid for the gas distribution network of UK’s National Grid. The utility is…

  • Big Oil’s Iraqi Disappointment

    Published 22 September 2016 | viewed 14,254 times

    It all looked so promising: Saddam Hussein is overthrown, post-war Iraq needs help with getting back on its feet, and foreign oil companies are quick…

  • Gazprom Neft Launches World’s Northernmost Land Oilfield

    Published 22 September 2016 | viewed 4,880 times

    Gazprom Neft launched commercial-scale production at the Messoyakha field, the northernmost land oilfield in the world, in the Russian Arctic. The field has swallowed US$1.3…

  • ISIS Builds Wall Of Oil Tankers To Stand Against Iraqi/US Forces

    Published 22 September 2016 | viewed 24,548 times

    The Islamic State is digging a moat around its biggest stronghold in Iraq, Mosul, in preparation for an expected attack from the Iraqi army and…

  • Nigeria Sues Oil Majors Over $12.7 Billion In ‘Stolen Oil’

    Published 21 September 2016 | viewed 26,604 times

    The last couple of years have been tough for international oil companies operating in Nigeria: depressed prices and a wave of militant attacks on infrastructure…

  • Lukoil About To Add 29,400 Bpd To Total Output

    Published 21 September 2016 | viewed 4,761 times

    Russia’s Lukoil will start commercial-scale production at the Filanovsky oilfield in the Caspian Sea before the end of the month, the company said. There are…

  • First Oil Cargo In 2 Years Departs From Libyan Coast

    Published 21 September 2016 | viewed 5,587 times

    The Seadelta tanker bound for Italy, has finally left the port of Ras Lanuf. This is the first export cargo of crude oil from Libya…

  • EIA Boosts Oil Prices With Huge Draw Report

    Published 21 September 2016 | viewed 19,308 times

    Crude oil inventories last week fell by 6.2 million barrels to 504.6 million barrels, the EIA reported, a day after the American Petroleum Institute estimated…

  • Petrobras Slashes 2017-2021 Budget By 25%

    Published 21 September 2016 | viewed 6,338 times

    Brazil’s state-owned energy giant Petrobras said in a regulatory filing it will be spending US$74.1 billion over the next five years—a 25-percent reduction on the…

  • Statoil Boasts 5 Billion Barrels From Statfjord Field

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 4,465 times

    Norway’s state-owned oil company Statoil has celebrated the five-billionth barrel of crude extracted from the North Sea Statfjord field, where production began in 1979. The…

  • Natural Gas Producers In Colorado Have A Problem

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 12,462 times

    Natural gas producers in the state of Colorado have a problem. It’s not a problem that’s unique to them, but it’s potentially more serious than…

  • Encana Prepares Share Issue To Fund Permian Oilfield Development

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 4,841 times

    Canada’s Encana is preparing the placement of up to 107 million shares of new common stock to fund the development of an oilfield it operates…

  • Cheniere Shuts Down LNG Terminal for Repairs

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 6,756 times

    Gas deliveries from Cheniere Energy, the operator of the Sabine Pass LNG export terminal, dropped on Monday and Tuesday, signaling they may now be shutting…

  • Oil Investment Crash Could Continue For Another Year

    Published 19 September 2016 | viewed 22,124 times

    Investment in upstream operations in the oil and gas industry shrank by a quarter last year and is expected to continue shrinking this year by…

  • Nigeria Police Frees 15 Kidnapped Oil Workers In Delta

    Published 19 September 2016 | viewed 5,167 times

    Nigerian police have rescued 15 employees of oilfield service company Nestoil who were abducted in early September. The rescue operation involved gunfire that resulted in…

  • New Clashes In Libya Dampen Hopes Of Oil Export Restart

    Published 19 September 2016 | viewed 5,587 times

    The Petroleum Facilities Guard and the Libyan National Army (LNA) yesterday locked horns again, at the Ras Lanuf port, which halted the loading of the…

  • Why Big Oil Shouldn’t Worry About Electric Cars

    Published 17 September 2016 | viewed 29,473 times

    It may be a little premature for the oil industry to panic over the influx of electric vehicles (EV). EVs would need to represent at…

  • Alberta Greenlights Oilsands Projects Worth $3 Billion

    Published 16 September 2016 | viewed 12,158 times

    Three new oilsands projects have been approved by the government of Alberta—the first after the authorities capped greenhouse gas emissions from oilsands to 100 megatons.…

  • Tesla Wins Huge Energy Storage Contract In California

    Published 16 September 2016 | viewed 6,531 times

    Tesla has won a contract with Southern California Edison for the installation of what will be the biggest lithium-ion battery storage facility in the world.…

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