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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

  • Oil Is Hot Again, But For How Long?

    Published 18 February 2021 | viewed 25,127 times

    From the pariah of industries last year, energy has become a Wall Street darling once again. In the year to date, energy has gained 17…

  • Oil Prices Jump Above $61 On Major Crude Draw

    Published 18 February 2021 | viewed 9,214 times

    Crude oil prices jumped higher after the Energy Information Administration reported crude oil inventories in the U.S. had shed 7.3 million barrels in the week…

  • Texas Freeze Causes Largest Ever U.S. Oil Production Decline

    Published 18 February 2021 | viewed 17,127 times

    U.S. crude oil production has plunged by as much as 40 percent due to the Polar Vortex that brought freezing temperatures to swathes of the…

  • Who Will Win The Carbon Capture Tech Showdown?

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 2,209 times

    Solar panels and wind farms have become fixtures of the global energy mix even if things like winter cold sometimes interfere with their operation. Hydrogen…

  • Gasoline Prices Could Hit $3

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 2,241 times

    The price of gasoline at the pump could reach $3 per gallon because of the cold snap that froze oil wells and pipelines and caused…

  • Oil Prices Soar As U.S. Oil Production Plunges 30%

    Published 17 February 2021 | viewed 34,723 times

    West Texas Intermediate jumped over $60 per barrel after the Polar Vortex that brought unusually cold weather to a large part of the U.S. froze—literally—a…

  • Texas Winter Storm Highlights The Importance Of Fossil Fuels

    Published 16 February 2021 | viewed 59,910 times

    The message that we need to electrify everything that currently uses fossil fuels to generate energy has become the dominant message of the energy transition.…

  • Gas Prices Hit Another High Amid Blackouts

    Published 16 February 2021 | viewed 5,026 times

    After physical delivery gas prices hit $600 per million British thermal units in Oklahoma this past weekend, the commodity is now trading at $500 per…

  • Jaguar Becomes All-Electric From 2025

    Published 16 February 2021 | viewed 1,610 times

    Jaguar will become an all-electric make from 2025, the chief executive of Jaguar Land Rover said in a strategic update. “By the middle of the…

  • Shipping Is The Next Big Industry To Go Net-Zero

    Published 15 February 2021 | viewed 6,258 times

    When the International Maritime Organisation announced plans to significantly reduce the amount of sulfur ships were allowed to emit, the industry adjusted relatively quickly. After…

  • U.S. Gas Prices Explode On Freezing Weather

    Published 15 February 2021 | viewed 32,550 times

    U.S. natural gas prices hit record highs last week after the temperature in many parts of the country fell far below forecasts. In Oklahoma, gas…

  • Hundreds Of Fuel Tanker Trucks Explode At Iran-Afghanistan Border

    Published 15 February 2021 | viewed 8,923 times

    Several hundred fuel tanker trucks exploded at the Iranian-Afghan border this Saturday, injuring dozens of people and killing seven, The National reports, adding that the…

  • Investors Are Looking Long Term In LNG Markets 

    Published 13 February 2021 | viewed 13,687 times

    This winter saw something that made exporters of liquefied natural gas very happy: a more than a 1,000-percent surge in LNG prices on the spot…

  • China Imports 11.12 Million Bpd Of Oil In January

    Published 12 February 2021 | viewed 8,125 times

    China’s January crude oil imports averaged 11.12 million bpd, according to energy analytics company OilX. This was up by more than 18 percent, or 1.74…

  • Russian Oil Giant Rosneft Sees Profits Slide 79% In 2020

    Published 12 February 2021 | viewed 2,486 times

    Rosneft reported a 79-percent drop in 2020 net profits to $2.2 billion (147 billion rubles), with its fourth-quarter result hitting a record high after a…

  • Flying Taxis To Hit The Skies In 2024

    Published 11 February 2021 | viewed 4,051 times

    Remember the grubby flying taxi Bruce Willis drove in "The Fifth Element"? That was a very 90s view of the future. In reality, we may…

  • Mexico's Push For Government Control Could Lead To Sudden Price Hikes

    Published 11 February 2021 | viewed 4,883 times

    A push by the Mexican government to strengthen state control over the energy sector by promoting state-owned companies could result in higher electricity prices, BloombergNEF…

  • Shell Says Its Oil Production Has Peaked

    Published 11 February 2021 | viewed 10,650 times

    Anglo-Dutch supermajor Shell has reaffirmed its commitment to becoming a net-zero company by 2050, saying that its oil production peaked in 2019 and is set…

  • The Most Fragile Oil Price Rally In History

    Published 10 February 2021 | viewed 15,033 times

    Brent crude could hit $70 or even $80 a barrel by the end of this year, one hedge fund manager says. It could top $100…

  • This Texas Oil Company Just Became The Latest Meme Stock

    Published 10 February 2021 | viewed 9,386 times

    A small crude oil company based in Texas is seeing a surge in out-of-the-money call options in what could be a sign of another burst…

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