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Irina Slav


Contributor since: 17 Jan 2016

Irina Slav


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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    Venezuela’s National Constituent Assembly has finally given the go-ahead to the country’s oil-backed cryptocurrency, El Petro, after the parliament declared it unconstitutional. According to a…

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    Published 09 April 2018 | viewed 6,041 times

    The UK government could be on its way on agreeing a massive support package—dubbed a sector deal—with the North Sea oil and gas industry, the…

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    Published 09 April 2018 | viewed 4,684 times

    Saudi companies are prepared to invest billions in petrochemicals production in Texas, taking advantage of the abundance of cheap natural gas in the Permian and…

  • Aker Eager To Put End To North Sea Platform Strike

    Published 09 April 2018 | viewed 4,744 times

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  • Kinder Morgan Threatens To Suspend Trans Mountain Project

    Published 09 April 2018 | viewed 5,131 times

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  • BP “Promoted” Oil Spills To Australian Watchdog

    Published 06 April 2018 | viewed 4,965 times

    BP downplayed the risks of an oil spill in the Great Australian Bight, and even suggested that cleanup efforts—in case of such a spill—would be…

  • Lego Doubles Down On Renewables Investments

    Published 06 April 2018 | viewed 4,525 times

    Lego’s owners are planning to spend more on renewables, after determining that what used to be an merely an ideal-driven investment strategy now makes financial…

  • BP Bets Big On India

    Published 05 April 2018 | viewed 4,848 times

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  • India To Offer Up To $4B For Iranian Gas Field Development

    Published 05 April 2018 | viewed 2,610 times

    India will offer Iran a US$3-4 billion investment plan for the giant Farzad B gas field in a bid to secure its participation in the…

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    Published 05 April 2018 | viewed 3,916 times

    An internal Shell report from 1988 has revealed the supermajor was aware of the effect of its business on climate. The report, uncovered by Dutch…

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    Published 04 April 2018 | viewed 5,394 times

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  • Four Pipeline Operators Report Cyberattack

    Published 04 April 2018 | viewed 5,751 times

    Four gas pipeline operators in the U.S. have had to shut down their communications systems after breakdowns caused by cyberattacks, fueling fear of more hostile…

  • Alaska Governor Scraps Arctic Oil Study

    Published 03 April 2018 | viewed 6,009 times

    Alaska’s Governor Bill Walker has proposed to use US$10 million previously earmarked for a seismic study of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to update the…

  • Oil Search Resumes Production At Papua LNG Project

    Published 03 April 2018 | viewed 4,143 times

    Australian Oil Search—partner of Exxon in the PNG LNG project—said it had resumed oil production at the Kutubu field after a prolonged shutdown. By the…

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    Published 02 April 2018 | viewed 4,265 times

    Indian Oil Corp, the country’s biggest refiner, will spend $22 billion on its expansion over the next five years, eyeing a capacity boost to 3.2…

  • FirstEnergy Coal, Nuclear Business Files For Bankruptcy

    Published 02 April 2018 | viewed 7,371 times

    Days after FirstEnergy approached the Department of Energy with a request for what would have effectively been a bailout package, the company announced that its…

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    Published 30 March 2018 | viewed 28,988 times

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