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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.

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    Published 15 June 2016 | viewed 13,022 times

    Surviving the oil price crisis is tough enough on its own, but some oil industry players have had particularly bad luck, and some, such as…

  • Cheap Energy Storage Is Set To Undermine Fossil Fuels

    Published 14 June 2016 | viewed 39,776 times

    What exactly is wrong with renewables, and why aren’t we all-green already? Subsidy abuse and insufficient economic viability in the face of cheap oil are…

  • Russia’s Oil Giants Feel The Crunch But Stay In The Black

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    It takes quite a bit to shock a Russian oil company, especially one operating amid economic sanctions on top of a crude oil price slump.…

  • L.A. Fights To Become Greenest City In The U.S.

    Published 12 June 2016 | viewed 7,048 times

    Three down, 77 to go – LA is installing a hundred new electric-vehicle charging stations across the city to utilize spare power generation capacity. Good…

  • Grid Outages Are History With This Texan Innovation

    Published 09 June 2016 | viewed 10,134 times

    In a world rushing to customize everything, one Texas company is doing the opposite: it’s standardizing its products in order to offer customers a cheap…

  • Only Five Oil Majors Make The Fortune 500 List

    Published 09 June 2016 | viewed 35,726 times

    The latest Fortune 500 list has four oil majors in the top 100 – Exxon, Chevron, Marathon Petroleum, and ConocoPhillips – and another one, Devon…

  • Shell Unveils New Strategy: ‘Leaner and Deeper’

    Published 08 June 2016 | viewed 14,200 times

    The soon-to-be leaner Shell is set to reduce its overall geographic footprint and focus on going deeper, instead of farther. Shell’s chief executive Ben van…

  • An Oil Price Rebound Is Not Enough For The Bakken

    Published 07 June 2016 | viewed 20,783 times

    At this point, Bakken barely remembers what a drill bit looks like, and the shale boom that once dug at its landscape is now a…

  • Permian Springs To Life With $50 Oil

    Published 06 June 2016 | viewed 25,776 times

    Last week saw the first significant increase in the number of active drilling rigs in the U.S. since the start of this year, suggesting that…

  • Colombian Oil Patch Needs $70 Billion To Survive

    Published 05 June 2016 | viewed 11,797 times

    Colombia’s energy industry needs $70 billion in fresh investments over the next ten years just to survive, according to the head of the country’s oil…

  • Iran Eyes $185 Billion In Foreign Investment With New Contracts

    Published 02 June 2016 | viewed 12,341 times

    Iran has been eager to restart the full-scale development of its oil and gas reserves since the lifting of economic sanctions early this year, and…

  • Oil Industry Drove US Wage Growth. Now that Is Over

    Published 01 June 2016 | viewed 8,143 times

    A report from Pew Research Center reveals that between the third quarter of 2000 and the same period of last year, wages across the U.S.…

  • There Is No Moving Exxon From Its Climate Change Position

    Published 01 June 2016 | viewed 7,035 times

    A nun from an influential interfaith coalition with U.S. $100 billion in assets that include a stake in ExxonMobil is pushing for change, but the…

  • Chinese Company Makes a Splash in Texas Shale

    Published 29 May 2016 | viewed 19,194 times

    Chinese conglomerate Yantai Xinchao has US$1 billion to blow and is looking to buy oil-producing assets in the Permian Basin as it moves aggressively to…

  • Rising Oil Prices May Hit Asian Consumers

    Published 29 May 2016 | viewed 10,716 times

    For growing Asian economies, the oil price drop that started in mid-2014 was very welcome. It allowed them to cut petrol subsidies that were taking…

  • Why The Bust For Offshore Drillers Might Last Another 2 Years

    Published 26 May 2016 | viewed 11,712 times

    Statoil cancelled a contract for a drillship with Seadrill, which it had intended to use for drilling operations in the Atlantic, near Newfoundland. The cancellation…

  • Clinton Chasing Votes With Fracking U-Turn

    Published 26 May 2016 | viewed 17,187 times

    Leaked emails obtained by The Intercept reveal Hillary Clinton’s multiple stances on fracking—which apparently differ depending on whether we’re talking about fracking on U.S. soil…

  • 2015 Worst Year For Oil Discoveries Since 1952

    Published 25 May 2016 | viewed 22,606 times

    A report by Rystad Energy has revealed that new oil discoveries in 2015 totaled 12.1 billion barrels, which is the least amount of new oil…

  • China Moves Into U.S. Wind Sector

    Published 24 May 2016 | viewed 14,482 times

    Chinese wind turbine maker Goldwind announced that it bought the Rattlesnake wind power project in Texas from Renewable Energy Systems for an undisclosed amount, making…

  • International Markets Prove Hard To Conquer For U.S. LNG

    Published 19 May 2016 | viewed 12,301 times

    The latest drilling productivity report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) has shown that the Marcellus shale continues to be the largest source of natural…

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