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

Surging U.S. Crude Oil Production Boosts Fortunes of Energy Firms

Surging U.S. Crude Oil Production Boosts Fortunes of Energy Firms

The U.S. now exceeds both Saudi Arabia and Russia in crude oil production.

Russia's Growing Footprint Looms at Gastech Conference in Barcelona This Week

Russia's Growing Footprint Looms at Gastech Conference in Barcelona This Week

Our top pick to play the global gas markets is Russia's Gazprom.

Matador Resources Picks Up Premium Property in the Permian Basin

Matador Resources Picks Up Premium Property in the Permian Basin

Matador shares have outperformed the S&P 500 by more than 12% over the last 12 months.

Expect EOG Resources to Lead the Pack in Energy Race

Expect EOG Resources to Lead the Pack in Energy Race

EOG has a business formula that makes it an outstanding choice relative to its peers.

Private Equity Firms Invest in Drilling Ventures Amid Oil Boom

Private Equity Firms Invest in Drilling Ventures Amid Oil Boom

Global private equity firms have raised billions of dollars over the last decade to invest in energy and infrastructure projects.

Rick Perry Flying to Moscow to Crusade for U.S. LNG

Rick Perry Flying to Moscow to Crusade for U.S. LNG

Energy secretary's mission to Moscow highlights threats to burgeoning U.S. exports of liquified natural gas.

Permian Rush in Texas Is Giving Boost to Oklahoma Producers

Permian Rush in Texas Is Giving Boost to Oklahoma Producers

Transportation bottlenecks in booming Texas shale fields are making other locations more profitable.

Crude Oil Prices Dodge the Emerging Markets Bullet

Crude Oil Prices Dodge the Emerging Markets Bullet

Long crude oil versus short emerging market equities has proved a money-making strategy over the past six months and this trend is likely to continue.

Money-Making Enterprises Boom in the Permian Basin

Money-Making Enterprises Boom in the Permian Basin

Permian Basin oil and gas producers are increasingly turning to rail and trucks to ship the flood of crude oil emanating from West Texas oil fields to Gulf Coast refineries and export terminals.

Oil & Gas Exports Are Key to Industry Growth in an M&A Environment

Oil & Gas Exports Are Key to Industry Growth in an M&A Environment

Commodity exports have to keep up with the M&A boom.