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

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Swap Your Tesla Shares for Clean Energy Fuels

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China to Sell U.S. Oil Assets as Trade Wars Mount

China to Sell U.S. Oil Assets as Trade Wars Mount

Although this will be challenging in the short term, it may be an opportunity for large American companies to acquire assets.

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Wall Street Poised to Keep Funding Energy Firms' Expansion Plans

Oil and gas producers plan to borrow more funds despite worries about transportation bottlenecks as those currently experienced in the Permian Basin.

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Demand for vessels to ship liquefied natural gas is outpacing supply, which is a positive for this LNG shipper.

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EOG offers an attractive way to play the surge in oil prices being driven by geopolitical concerns.

Why Crude Oil Could Spike to $100 Very Soon

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Expect Downward Pressure on Tellurian as Trade Wars Unfold

Expect Downward Pressure on Tellurian as Trade Wars Unfold

We have a short-term downward view of Tellurian shares.

What Will Happen to Oil Prices if the Permian Pipeline Projects Are Delayed?

What Will Happen to Oil Prices if the Permian Pipeline Projects Are Delayed?

With oil production in the Permian Basin predicted to grow at a pace of 400,000 barrels a day per year until 2022, producers fear that they won't be able to get their crude out of the basin.

China Empire Strikes Back at U.S. LNG

China Empire Strikes Back at U.S. LNG

Despite China tariffs, the LNG market is vast and increasingly more liquid.