Eliecer Palacios

Eliecer is the Head of North America Business Development & Principal Investments at Lukoil Pan Americas in New York. He has served as a non-executive Director on the Board of EnerGulf Resources Inc, a publicly traded West Africa-focused exploration & production company. Eliecer has advised public and private companies and institutional investors on acquisitions and divestitures of oil & gas assets, international subsidiaries as well as venture and growth capital.

Prior to Lukoil, he was a managing partner at PetroRock Energy in New York, an energy-focused advisory firm focused on private equity investments. Prior to PetroRock, he was the Energy Strategist with Maxim Group in New York, an investment advisory firm, where he focused on investments in the oil and gas space across the capital structure. He managed a proprietary portfolio of equity and equity derivatives in oil & gas companies. Prior to Maxim Group, he was the energy analyst with Carrelton Asset Management, a natural resources-focused long/short equity hedge fund, where he invested in mid & small cap exploration & production, refining, offshore drilling and services companies. Prior to Carrelton, he traded crude oil, refined products and natural gas for Citigroup Energy, Citigroup’s commodity derivatives trading unit based in Houston. Prior to Carrelton, he covered refining companies for a +$1 billion long/short equity energy/utilities hedge fund at Tribeca Global Management. 

He received an MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell University and a BA in Economics from Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico.

Recent Articles By The Author

Crude Oil Prices End the Week Lower

Crude Oil Prices End the Week Lower

But some experts think that oil prices will rise significantly in 2019.

Vitol Is Taking a Bearish View of Crude Oil Prices

Vitol Is Taking a Bearish View of Crude Oil Prices

Ian Taylor, chairman of the Vitol Group, recently issued a bearish statement on oil prices.

Top Oil Trading Executives Divided on Crude Prices as Iran Sanctions Loom

Top Oil Trading Executives Divided on Crude Prices as Iran Sanctions Loom

The CEOs of the world's largest oil trading houses issued their crude oil estimates during the Oil & Money conference in London this past week.

Frontline, the 100 Million Barrel-Per-Day Tanker Trade

Frontline, the 100 Million Barrel-Per-Day Tanker Trade

Frontline shares are up 37% year-to-date on the back of the recent crude oil rally.

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Boosting Oil Tanker Stocks

U.S. Sanctions on Iran Boosting Oil Tanker Stocks

The loss of Iranian crude oil means tankers are taking longer routes to haul the commodity to Asia.

Riley Exploration's Upcoming IPO Shows Market Is Frothy for Oil Deals

Riley Exploration's Upcoming IPO Shows Market Is Frothy for Oil Deals

Riley is backed by a pair of seasoned energy private equity companies -- Yorktown Partners and Bluescape Energy.

Global Gas Demand Is Expected to Increase Rapidly

Global Gas Demand Is Expected to Increase Rapidly

Big oil companies are moving with growing urgency to develop clean energy sources.

Keeping an Eye on Quatar Petroleum's Ambitious Plans in East Texas

Keeping an Eye on Quatar Petroleum's Ambitious Plans in East Texas

Quatar Petroleum is expected to make a final investment decision on a liquified natural gas facility near Sabine Pass, Texas.

How Rising Oil Prices Could Hurt Emerging Markets

How Rising Oil Prices Could Hurt Emerging Markets

Prolonged high oil prices could fire back and hurt the global economy, particularly emerging markets.

Trump's Russia Sanctions Tested as Rusal Proves 'Too Big to Sanction'

Trump's Russia Sanctions Tested as Rusal Proves 'Too Big to Sanction'

Does the the same apply to Russian energy powerhouses?