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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 24 April 2020 | viewed 51,891 times

    Continental Resources has stopped drilling operations and shut in most of its wells in North Dakota, Reuters reports, citing sources familiar with the situation, who also…

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    Published 23 April 2020 | viewed 23,465 times

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  • Saudi Arabia To Take On Billions In Debt To Survive The Oil Price Crisis

    Published 23 April 2020 | viewed 27,888 times

    Saudi Arabia may have to borrow as much as $58 billion this year to cover a budget shortfall caused by the oil price slump, Bloomberg…

  • Warren Buffett Is On The Lookout For Oil Industry Bargains

    Published 23 April 2020 | viewed 115,275 times

    Two publications this week came out with headlines that Warren Buffett predicted the current oil price crash. Both referenced a 2016 interview of Buffet for CNBC…

  • Washington Won’t Cut Offshore Royalty Rates

    Published 23 April 2020 | viewed 7,841 times

    The federal government will keep royalty rates for offshore oil production despite a push from the industry to lower the payments burden amid the covid-19…

  • U.S. Ban On Saudi Oil Could Force Riyadh To Reroute 40 Million Barrels

    Published 23 April 2020 | viewed 116,353 times

    Saudi Arabia may be forced to reroute tankers carrying some 40 million barrels of crude oil to the United States if President Trump goes through…

  • The Chinese Trick That Could Save Oil

    Published 22 April 2020 | viewed 127,025 times

    China is buying cheap oil to fill its strategic oil reserves--a move that could save the oil industry. But can it really save the entire…

  • 20 Million Barrels Of Oil Stranded As California Runs Out Of Storage Space

    Published 22 April 2020 | viewed 33,514 times

    Tankers carrying some 20 million barrels of crude oil are idling off the coast of California as onshore storage space runs out and the level…

  • Oil Rally Halts On Huge Crude Build

    Published 22 April 2020 | viewed 30,186 times

    The Energy Information Administration delivered yet another blow to an already struggling industry by reporting a crude oil inventory build of 15 million barrels for…

  • Trump Orders U.S. Oil Major Out Of Venezuela

    Published 22 April 2020 | viewed 57,125 times

    President Donald Trump has ordered Chevron to start "winding down" its oil production in Venezuela in the latest increase in pressure against the Maduro government…

  • Goldman: Don’t Expect U.S. Oil Prices To Recover Soon

    Published 21 April 2020 | viewed 29,103 times

    The recovery in U.S. oil prices is still weeks away, Goldman Sachs' head of commodities Jeffrey Currie told CNBC's Power Lunch. The reason for the note of…

  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Rejoices At Negative Oil Prices

    Published 21 April 2020 | viewed 22,340 times

    Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez rejoiced at the news that U.S crude oil prices had dropped into negative territory earlier this week, tweeting “You absolutely love to…

  • Oil Market Crash Could Lead To Mass Bankruptcies

    Published 21 April 2020 | viewed 21,651 times

    After U.S. crude oil fell into negative territory yesterday, one expert has warned that the oil industry crisis could force many companies to stop operating.…

  • Our Most Abundant Chemical Is The Future Of Fuel

    Published 20 April 2020 | viewed 40,549 times

    Hydrogen is the renewable fuel that could eliminate the biggest source of demand for fossil fuels—the transportation industry. It is the star in a script…

  • Kurdistan Commits To OPEC+ Oil Output Cut

    Published 20 April 2020 | viewed 26,948 times

    Kurdistan is committed to the OPEC+ oil production cut deal and will reduce output accordingly, the government of the semi-autonomous Iraqi region said in a statement following…

  • Nigeria Releases 22 ExxonMobil Employees

    Published 20 April 2020 | viewed 3,914 times

    Nigerian authorities in the Rivers state have freed 22 Exxon employees who were arrested last week and quarantined for breaching a coronavirus containment order that…

  • $0 Oil Forces Canada To Shut Down Crude Production

    Published 20 April 2020 | viewed 227,297 times

    Canadian oil companies have begun shutting down steam-driven oil sands production projects as prices continue to fall, Reuters reports, noting the move could have dire long-term…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Oil Stock Gambit

    Published 17 April 2020 | viewed 98,126 times

    It's the basic successful investment rule: buy when everyone is selling and sell when everyone is buying. The rule has been proved right by many…

  • Mexico’s Pemex Makes Unusual Move With Call For Joint Venture Opportunities

    Published 17 April 2020 | viewed 18,958 times

    Mexico’s Pemex is looking for joint venture opportunities, the country’s energy regulator said. That’s despite the president’s decision to suspend all new bidding rounds and…

  • Shell Pushes Forward With $6.4 Billion Gas Project Despite COVID-Crisis

    Published 17 April 2020 | viewed 32,986 times

    Shell has announced the final investment decision on the $6.4-billion Surat Gas Project in Queensland, Australia, the company said in a press release. The project will produce…

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