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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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    Published 03 December 2020 | viewed 6,471 times

    OPEC+ is discussing the possibility of starting to raise its collective oil production from January, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing unnamed sources familiar with…

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    Published 02 December 2020 | viewed 5,746 times

    Exxon this week did something unprecedented: it wrote down its gas assets by a massive $17 to $20 billion. In evidence that the crisis has…

  • Oil Prices Hold Steady Despite Rising Fuel Stocks

    Published 02 December 2020 | viewed 5,694 times

    Crude oil prices hesitated today after the Energy Information Administration reported an oil inventory draw of 700,000 barrels for the week to November 27 but…

  • Mexico Leaves OPEC Behind, Pockets Billions From Oil Hedge

    Published 02 December 2020 | viewed 12,440 times

    Mexico has made $2.5 billion from its 2020 oil hedge—the biggest hedge in the oil world. Bloomberg reported the news citing unnamed sources familiar with…

  • Oil Price Crash Crushes New Mexico’s Hope For Free College

    Published 01 December 2020 | viewed 3,853 times

    New Mexico was, until recently, a lucky state. Despite being one of the states with the weakest economies—and high unemployment—New Mexico had the Permian, and…

  • U.S. Senate Approves Trump’s FERC Nominees

    Published 01 December 2020 | viewed 1,940 times

    The Senate has approved two candidates for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission nominated by President Donald Trump, which would mean FERC will be Republican-dominated until…

  • Exxon Breaks With Tradition, Announces $20 Billion Oil Asset Write-Down

    Published 01 December 2020 | viewed 17,035 times

    Exxon has finally broken with its tradition to never write down its assets. Exxon has announced massive writedowns of between $17 billion and $20 billion…

  • Natural Gas Demand Will Grow For Decades To Come

    Published 30 November 2020 | viewed 10,045 times

    The “bridge fuel” narrative for natural gas is being replaced. Not so easily replaced, however, is the demand for natural gas. Natural gas—just a couple…

  • Goldman Sachs Sees Oil Hit $65 In 2021

    Published 30 November 2020 | viewed 10,563 times

    Goldman Sachs expects Brent crude to reach $65 a barrel next year following the release of an effective Covid-19 vaccine and a limited increase in…

  • Islamic State Claims Attack On Iraqi Refinery

    Published 30 November 2020 | viewed 3,316 times

    Islamic State militants launched a rocket strike against an Iraqi refinery causing its shut-down, Reuters has reported, citing officials from the facility. In a statement…

  • Canada's Oil Industry Will Be Indispensable For Decades To Come

    Published 29 November 2020 | viewed 22,330 times

    Canada’s oil industry has been among those hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic. Already struggling with low oil prices brought about by transport capacity shortage,…

  • Pemex Prepares For 2021 Oil Pirce Hedge

    Published 27 November 2020 | viewed 3,282 times

    Mexico’s state oil company Pemex is preparing to launch its 2021 oil hedge that will protect its revenues, Reuters reports, citing an unnamed company source,…

  • Venezuela Resumes Direct Oil Shipments To China

    Published 27 November 2020 | viewed 9,615 times

    Venezuela has restarted direct shipments of crude oil to China despite U.S. sanctions, Reuters has reported, citing shipping data and documents from PDVSA. Until now,…

  • Did Authorities Do Enough To Find Out Why Oil Prices Went Negative?

    Published 26 November 2020 | viewed 3,951 times

    In late April this year, Wet Texas Intermediate nosedived below zero, sending the market into a frenzy. The frenzy ended a day later when WTI…

  • Big Banks Virtue Signaling Is Irrelevant For Arctic Oil

    Published 25 November 2020 | viewed 2,901 times

    JP Morgan. Citi. Morgan Stanley. Goldman Sachs. All of these banks have announced they will no longer finance oil and gas drilling projects in the…

  • Saudi Arabia Urges The UN To Intervene As Houthi Attacks Persist

    Published 25 November 2020 | viewed 1,773 times

    The United Nations Security Council should “stop the threat” of more Houthi attacks on Saudi energy infrastructure, the Saudi ambassador to the UN said in…

  • Oil Prices Climb Higher As The EIA Reports Inventory Draw

    Published 25 November 2020 | viewed 10,568 times

    Crude oil prices continued to climb today after the Energy Information Administration reported a crude oil inventory draw of 800,000 barrels for the week to…

  • Bank Of America Sees $60 Oil Next Summer

    Published 25 November 2020 | viewed 15,182 times

    Brent crude could hit $60 a barrel by next summer as travel restrictions get eased, Bank of America said, citing growing optimism around Covid-19 vaccines.…

  • Why The Vaccine Oil Rally Won't Last

    Published 24 November 2020 | viewed 29,624 times

    Oil is on the rise after a third company developing a vaccine for Covid-19 announced positive efficacy results this week. They may well continue to…

  • Iraq Wants A 5 Year Prepayment For Oil

    Published 24 November 2020 | viewed 6,494 times

    Iraq is working on its first-ever deal to sell oil and get the payment in advance as the country struggles to shore up its finances.…

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