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Irina Slav

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  • Russia And Saudi Arabia Consider Even Deeper Oil Output Cuts

    Published 17 April 2020 | viewed 135,653 times

    Russia and Saudi Arabia may be ready to enact deeper oil production cuts to stabilize prices, the energy ministers of the two countries said in…

  • EV Sales Could Crash By 43% This Year

    Published 16 April 2020 | viewed 29,488 times

    By now, it should be clear to everyone: the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic is killing both the energy and transportation industries, and now the…

  • Coronavirus Causes Mass Layoffs In Renewables Sector

    Published 16 April 2020 | viewed 18,445 times

    The renewable energy industry has not been spared by the significant job bleed that the coronavirus pandemic caused in the world’s biggest economy. Last month…

  • Brazil Cuts Oil Production On 62 Offshore Platforms

    Published 16 April 2020 | viewed 21,823 times

    Petrobras has started shutting down production at 62 offshore platforms in the shallow waters off its coast, Reuters reported, adding that the cuts will amount to…

  • Keystone XL Pipeline Permit Canceled Because Of Fish

    Published 16 April 2020 | viewed 19,465 times

    A Montana judge canceled a vital permit for the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline with the argument that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers failed…

  • Trump Could Still Slap Tariffs On Foreign Oil

    Published 16 April 2020 | viewed 39,462 times

    Despite the unprecedented global oil production cut agreement from last week, the United States may still impose tariffs on oil imports, Bloomberg reports, citing a Washington…

  • Saudi Energy Minister: Global Oil Cuts Could Reach 20 Million Bpd

    Published 15 April 2020 | viewed 55,179 times

    Global oil production cuts could end up rising to 20 million bpd, including forced reduction of output such as already underway in the United States,…

  • Oil Prices Sink On Record Breaking 19.2 Million Barrel Crude Build

    Published 15 April 2020 | viewed 147,663 times

    A day after the American Petroleum Institute estimated crude oil inventories had added more than 13 million barrels, the Energy Information Administration confirmed a build,…

  • North Dakota Oil Producers Idle 25% Of Wells

    Published 15 April 2020 | viewed 14,445 times

    Oil producers operating in North Dakota have idled more than a quarter of the oil wells in the state, the AP reported, citing a statement by…

  • U.S. Refineries In Jeopardy As Gasoline Consumption Plunges

    Published 14 April 2020 | viewed 31,450 times

    Last time when prices at the pump were so low—about four years ago—it was heaven for drivers. Now, with lockdowns across most states, it is…

  • Exxon Issues $9.5 Billion In Fresh Debt

    Published 14 April 2020 | viewed 25,106 times

    Exxon sold $9.5 billion in new debt this week ahead of earnings season, amid a rush among oil companies to create for themselves financial cushions…

  • China Stockpiled Ultra Cheap Crude During Lockdown

    Published 14 April 2020 | viewed 26,483 times

    China imported crude oil at an average rate of around 10.38 million bpd, for a total of 43.91 million tons, according to calculations made by…

  • Gazprom Neft CEO: Oil Could Hit $45 This Year

    Published 14 April 2020 | viewed 44,504 times

    If US states ease national lockdowns and oil demand improves, oil prices could recover to $40-$45 a barrel by the end of this year, the…

  • Offshore Oil Could Soon Be Powered By Wind

    Published 13 April 2020 | viewed 31,052 times

    Longer blades, taller towers, more powerful turbines: wind energy seems to be past the peak of innovation now, improving incrementally rather than with breakthrough. And…

  • Venezuela Grapples With Extreme Gas Shortage Amid COVID-19 Crisis

    Published 13 April 2020 | viewed 14,179 times

    A group of private oil services companies in Venezuela has called on the government to relax stringent rules against gasoline imports amid critical shortages of…

  • G20 Oil Nations Agree To 3.7 Million Bpd Cut

    Published 13 April 2020 | viewed 29,235 times

    Oil producers from G20 have agreed to reduce their combined crude oil output by 3.7 million bpd, according to Iran’s Oil Minister, Bijan Zanganeh, as quoted by…

  • OPEC+ Agrees To Less Than 10 Million Bpd Cut

    Published 13 April 2020 | viewed 21,916 times

    OPEC+ has agreed to remove 9.7 million bpd of oil from the market, OPEC said in a press release Sunday, with the cuts beginning next month…

  • Are Flow Batteries The Future Of Energy Storage?

    Published 12 April 2020 | viewed 102,245 times

    Rows of huge tanks full of chemical solutions storing energy generated from massive solar and wind farms and powering whole cities: It’s a landscape that…

  • Banks Could Start Seizing Shale Assets

    Published 10 April 2020 | viewed 95,672 times

    U.S. banks are preparing to start seizing the assets of ailing shale oil companies, Reuters reported today, citing unnamed sources in the know, who said that the…

  • Trump Has “Big Talk” With Putin, Saudi King Salman About Oil

    Published 10 April 2020 | viewed 81,593 times

    U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a “big talk” with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi King Salman regarding oil production, expressing hopes that…

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