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

Canadian Energy Stocks Slide Amid Wide Pricing Differential

Canadian Energy Stocks Slide Amid Wide Pricing Differential

The gap between U.S. and Canadian oil prices is wider than ever.

Why the World Needs Russian Gas

Why the World Needs Russian Gas

It has become increasingly clear that Europe will need to import from multiple sources.

Consider Carrizo and Plains All American as Money Flows to Oil Country

Consider Carrizo and Plains All American as Money Flows to Oil Country

Private equity investment is flowing to energy projects in Texas and Oklahoma.

Austria Gets Close To Russia with Surprise Gas Deal

Austria Gets Close To Russia with Surprise Gas Deal

We have a strong positive view on Gazprom shares given its unstoppable growth of Russian natural gas exports to Europe.

LNG Canada Is Well-Positioned for Growth

LNG Canada Is Well-Positioned for Growth

We are bullish on the global LNG market as demand is expected to double by 2035.

Global Energy Markets Brace for Iran Oil Sanctions Next Month

Global Energy Markets Brace for Iran Oil Sanctions Next Month

Oil sanctions against Iran will kick in on Nov. 5.

Golar, Hoegh and Stolt-Nielsen to Lead Next Leg of Small-Scale LNG Growth

Golar, Hoegh and Stolt-Nielsen to Lead Next Leg of Small-Scale LNG Growth

Big opportunities are available for companies pursuing liquified natural gas projects.

Energy Companies to Watch as We Say Adios NAFTA, Bonjour USMCA

Energy Companies to Watch as We Say Adios NAFTA, Bonjour USMCA

Here are oil and natural gas companies that could benefit from the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement.

Novatek, the Big Elephant in the Global Natural Gas Room

Novatek, the Big Elephant in the Global Natural Gas Room

Not everything is priced into these shares.

Forget Tesla, the Money Is in the Unstoppable Force of U.S. Natural Gas

Forget Tesla, the Money Is in the Unstoppable Force of U.S. Natural Gas

Natural gas related companies offer much better plays for alternatvie-fuel minded investors.