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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.

Latest articles from Irina

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    Published 18 August 2021 | viewed 5,481 times

    The latest resurgence of the coronavirus that last year virtually shut down most of the world has considerably clouded the previously bright outlook for crude…

  • Oil Jumps As Crude Inventories Fall

    Published 18 August 2021 | viewed 13,326 times

    Crude oil prices climbed higher today after the Energy Information Administration reported an inventory draw of 3.2 million barrels for the week to August 13.…

  • China To Build Massive Green Hydrogen Project

    Published 18 August 2021 | viewed 2,210 times

    China will build a large-scale green hydrogen production site in Inner Mongolia that will utilize a generation capacity of 1.85 GW of solar and 370…

  • Brazil Woos Oil Majors With Low-Carbon Crude Projects

    Published 17 August 2021 | viewed 1,171 times

    Brazil is hoping to attract oil majors to new deepwater projects that would employ low-carbon extraction technology, Reuters has reported, citing country officials. According to…

  • Rising COVID-19 Case Count Disrupt Oil Ports In China

    Published 17 August 2021 | viewed 1,631 times

    The rising Covid-19 case count in China has begun disrupting crude oil trade as it shutters some of the world's busiest ports. Bloomberg reported earlier…

  • Big Oil Will Rule The Energy Transition

    Published 16 August 2021 | viewed 9,085 times

    Big Oil and renewables look like polar opposites to many who follow the energy transition from a distance. After all, this transition is a response…

  • What Happens If We Stop Pumping Oil Tomorrow?

    Published 16 August 2021 | viewed 12,835 times

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  • New Wave Of COVID-19 Delays Chevron’s Plans To Return To Office

    Published 16 August 2021 | viewed 1,176 times

    The latest wave of Covid-19 infections has delayed Chevron's plans to return employees to offices in California and Texas, Reuters reported this weekend, citing a…

  • Islamic State Attacks Iraqi Oil Field

    Published 16 August 2021 | viewed 5,467 times

    An attack with an explosive device on an oil field in the northern Iraqi region of Kirkuk was blamed on Islamic State militants, according to…

  • What Will The Gas Station Of The Future Look Like?

    Published 15 August 2021 | viewed 2,837 times

    Two-thirds of Americans are interested in electric cars. Sales of EVs hit a record of more than 300,000 in the first half of the year.…

  • What Is Driving The Transformation Of Saudi Aramco?

    Published 14 August 2021 | viewed 6,158 times

    Saudi Aramco is looking for deals that will boost investor confidence in the world’s largest oil company. These deals could include asset sales or supply…

  • Iran Oil Output Falls To 40-year Low In 2020

    Published 13 August 2021 | viewed 6,393 times

    Iran’s crude oil production fell to the lowest in 40 years, according to an updated analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration. At less than…

  • Brazil Soon To Become King Of Offshore Oil

    Published 13 August 2021 | viewed 4,963 times

    Brazil is on its way toward becoming the biggest supplier of offshore oil globally, contributing some 1.3 million bpd in 2025, World Oil reports, citing…

  • Blue Hydrogen Worse Than Natural Gas: Study

    Published 12 August 2021 | viewed 7,476 times

    Blue hydrogen, the kind that involves fossil fuels combined with carbon capture, could be worse for the environment than natural gas or even coal, a…

  • Biden Calls For More Oil, But Will OPEC+ Supply It?

    Published 12 August 2021 | viewed 4,682 times

    OPEC+ has not yet discussed President Biden's call on the cartel to increase oil production in a bid to reduce prices at the pump for…

  • Big Oil Is Spending Big On Dividends And Debt, Not Clean Energy

    Published 11 August 2021 | viewed 2,476 times

    Big Oil divested assets worth $198 billion in the five years to 2020, BloombergNEF has calculated, but has not used the proceeds to invest in…

  • Oil Prices Fall On Modest Inventory Draw

    Published 11 August 2021 | viewed 5,220 times

    Oil prices took another plunge today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory decline of 400,000 barrels for the week to August…

  • Can Anything Replace China As Demand Driver For Oil?

    Published 10 August 2021 | viewed 3,832 times

    That the oil-producing world is highly reliant on China's appetite is a fact we are reminded of from time to time. Last year, Chinese buyers…

  • India Consider Tax Cuts For Imported EVs

    Published 10 August 2021 | viewed 697 times

    India is considering tax cuts for imported electric vehicles following lobbying from Tesla, Reuters has reported, citing two senior government officials. According to the sources…

  • Giving Up Oil Is Impossible: Alberta Premier

    Published 10 August 2021 | viewed 9,660 times

    Giving up oil and other fossil fuels is "patently unrealistic", Alberta Premier Jason Kenney said in comments on the IPCC climate report released yesterday, which…

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