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Irina is a writer for the U.S.-based Divergente LLC consulting firm with over a decade of experience writing on the oil and gas industry.

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  • The Chinese Giant Taking Over Energy Markets

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    Published 12 September 2017 | viewed 7,461 times

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  • Oil Prices Rise As OPEC Oil Production Declines In August

    Published 12 September 2017 | viewed 5,253 times

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  • The Two Nations Leading The Wind Power Race

    Published 11 September 2017 | viewed 6,983 times

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  • Should OPEC Extend The Production Cut Deal?

    Published 11 September 2017 | viewed 5,384 times

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  • World’s Largest Car Market Turns To Electric Vehicles

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  • Traders Expect Much Tighter Oil Markets In Early 2018

    Published 08 September 2017 | viewed 12,049 times

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  • Hurricane Irma Prompts Oil Storage, Port Shutdowns

    Published 08 September 2017 | viewed 7,889 times

    Hurricane Irma has prompted the shutdown of at least two oil storage complexes in the Caribbean, with a combined capacity of 18.6 million barrels, S&P…

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    Published 07 September 2017 | viewed 49,425 times

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  • Oil Prices Steady Amid Rising Crude Inventories

    Published 07 September 2017 | viewed 12,843 times

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  • OPEC Fails To Cut Oil Exports Below 2016 Levels

    Published 07 September 2017 | viewed 6,768 times

    OPEC exported 25.19 million bpd of crude oil last month, the lowest since April this year, Thomson Reuters Oil Research said, but the eight-month average…

  • Can NAFTA Protect Big Oil From Mexico’s Populist Movement?

    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 5,758 times

    The second round of NAFTA negotiations that concluded yesterday in Mexico City sought ways to enshrine the 2014 energy sector reforms that the Enrique Pena-Nieto…

  • Libya Resumes Production At Largest Field Amid Rising Oil Prices

    Published 06 September 2017 | viewed 7,663 times

    Libya’s largest oil field, Sharara, will resume production following a two-week halt, after a pipeline blockade ended yesterday. This is what an unnamed source from…

  • OPEC Deal Could Be Extended Beyond March 2018

    Published 05 September 2017 | viewed 5,848 times

    The crude oil production cut deal that OPEC, Russia, and several other producers agreed to late last year could get yet another extension. This extension…

  • In A Bold Move, Saudis Raise Crude Prices For Asia

    Published 05 September 2017 | viewed 9,179 times

    Saudi Arabia’s Aramco said yesterday that it will raise the October price of its Arab Light crude oil blend for Asian clients by US$0.55 a…

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