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

American LNG Firms Face a European 'Gas War' With Russia

American LNG Firms Face a European 'Gas War' With Russia

A new trade route for Russia's liquified natural gas is opening up north of the Arctic Circle.

Potential Winners and Losers in the U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal

Potential Winners and Losers in the U.S.-Mexico Trade Deal

Trade negotiations between the U.S. and Canada resumed on Wednesday.

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Who's Set to Win from the U.S.-Mexican NAFTA Deal

These U.S. companies have major Mexican exposure.

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Don't Underestimate Russian Oil and Gas Companies

If there's a 'long Russia' trade to make, it's Rosneft shares.

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New Marine Regulations Will Boost Liquefied Natural Gas and Refining

The global shipping industry is under intense pressure to reduce its sulfur emissions.

Magnolia Oil & Gas Makes Key Acquisition in Texas

Magnolia Oil & Gas Makes Key Acquisition in Texas

Magnolia has purchased the South Texas assets of Harvest Oil & Gas for $135 million in cash.

Coal Is Dead No Matter What Trump Says

Coal Is Dead No Matter What Trump Says

The Administration cannot force utilities to burn more coal when the power sector is at an inflection point.

How to Play Oil and Base Metals Amid Bearish Signals for Both

How to Play Oil and Base Metals Amid Bearish Signals for Both

Rather than an outright short on commodities, consider a spread bet between long energy and short base metals.

Diamondback's Purchase of Energen Will Be Transformational

Diamondback's Purchase of Energen Will Be Transformational

The deal will propel Diamondback to be the ninth-largest U.S. independent oil and gas operator.

Commodities in Short Term Macro Trading Selloff; Watch the Dollar

Commodities in Short Term Macro Trading Selloff; Watch the Dollar

The dollar rally is driving commodity prices at the moment.