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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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  • Shell Snaps Up Nine Blocks In Mexico Oil Tender

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  • Cuba Expands Fuel Imports From Algeria As Venezuela Falters

    Published 31 January 2018 | viewed 4,708 times

    Cuba has signed a deal with Algeria to increase the amount of oil products it imports from the North African country as its main supplier,…

  • British Columbia Proposes New Rules For Trans Mountain Pipeline

    Published 31 January 2018 | viewed 6,213 times

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  • China’s Coal-To-Gas Transition Sputters

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  • Iraq Loosens Export Rules To Get Better Prices

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