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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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    Published 05 February 2018 | viewed 12,748 times

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  • Washington Further Facilitates Oil Drilling on Federal Lands

    Published 02 February 2018 | viewed 3,945 times

    The Interior Department has furthered its efforts to make oil and gas drilling on federal land easier by implementing a policy aimed at streamlining the…

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    Just a day after the most successful offshore oil and gas tender in Mexico since the 2013 energy industry reform, the frontrunner for the July…

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  • Shell Snaps Up Nine Blocks In Mexico Oil Tender

    Published 01 February 2018 | viewed 4,610 times

    Shell emerged as the top bidder in Mexico’s second offshore oil and gas block licensing tender since the start of its energy reform in 2013,…

  • Cuba Expands Fuel Imports From Algeria As Venezuela Falters

    Published 31 January 2018 | viewed 4,737 times

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  • British Columbia Proposes New Rules For Trans Mountain Pipeline

    Published 31 January 2018 | viewed 6,259 times

    The province of British Columbia has put one more hurdle in front of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain oil pipeline project by proposing new rules that…

  • China’s Coal-To-Gas Transition Sputters

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    China’s ambitious program to shift from coal to gas is showing more signs of stuttering as the province of Hebei this week stopped a program…

  • Iraq Loosens Export Rules To Get Better Prices

    Published 30 January 2018 | viewed 6,263 times

    Iraq has relaxed its crude oil exporting rules in a bid to pocket better prices for its most precious commodity despite the continuing rally. Baghdad…

  • Ecuador Makes Progress In Oil Export Talks With China

    Published 29 January 2018 | viewed 5,722 times

    Ecuador and Chinese oil companies have reached a partial agreement on exports from the Andean country, but Quito will continue to insist on better conditions,…

  • Chinese Coal Futures Spike On Shortage Concerns

    Published 29 January 2018 | viewed 4,106 times

    Prices of coal futures in China hit the highest since they were launched three years ago on growing worry about shortages of the fuel as…

  • China Faces Fresh Heating, Power Shortages

    Published 26 January 2018 | viewed 6,112 times

    New heating and electricity shortages are looming over parts of China due to the combination of cold weather and insufficient coal supplies. That’s what four…

  • Road Safety Watchdog Launches Probe Into Tesla Crash

    Published 25 January 2018 | viewed 4,617 times

    The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Authority has launched an investigation into a crash that involved a Tesla Model S and a fire truck. The…

  • European Oil Shipments To Asia Slump To 4-Year Low

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 3,983 times

    European crude oil shipments to Asia have dropped this month to a four-year low of 7.6 million barrels this month, Reuters trade flow information has…

  • Hong Kong Exchange Chief Confident Aramco Will List There

    Published 24 January 2018 | viewed 3,216 times

    Saudi Aramco will eventually pick the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for its international listing, the bourse’s chief executive Charles Li told CNBC. He said that…

  • IMF Raises Saudi Arabia Growth Outlook On Higher Oil Prices

    Published 23 January 2018 | viewed 4,378 times

    The International Monetary Fund expects Saudi Arabia’s economy to grow by 1.6 percent this year and 2.2 percent in 2019 thanks to higher oil prices,…

  • China Is World’s Number-2 In LNG Imports

    Published 23 January 2018 | viewed 4,708 times

    China has overtaken South Korea as the world’s second-largest importer of LNG, buying 38.1 million tons of the fuel in 2017, compared with 37.6 million…

  • Libya’s NOC Restarts Oil Fields

    Published 22 January 2018 | viewed 4,608 times

    Libya’s National Oil Corporation announced yesterday that fields producing over 50,000 bpd of crude oil have been restarted. NOC’s chairman Mustafa Sanalla called the restart…

  • US Orion To Develop Gas Field In Iraq

    Published 22 January 2018 | viewed 3,897 times

    The Iraqi Oil Ministry has picked an American oil company, Orion, to produce gas from an oil field in the southern part of the country.…

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