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Rakesh Upadhyay

Contributor since: 18 Jan 2016

Rakesh Upadhyay

Biography

Rakesh Upadhyay is a writer for US-based Divergente LLC consulting firm.

Latest articles from Rakesh

  • U.S. Shale Jobs Are Coming Back

    Published 11 January 2017 | viewed 6,406 times

    The U.S. shale oil recovery is now gaining momentum, and for the first time since September 2014, the U.S. oil and gas extraction and support…

  • Will Natural Gas Go On Another Run In 2017?

    Published 08 January 2017 | viewed 8,362 times

    From the multi-year slump of $1.611/MMBtu hit on 04 March 2016, to the highs of $3.902/MMBtu reached on December 28, 2016, natural gas prices have…

  • The Unsustainable $60 Oil Spike In 2017

    Published 26 December 2016 | viewed 35,564 times

    An eventful year for oil is coming to an end. During the year, crude oil sank to depths unseen since 2003, but recovered nicely to…

  • The Shale Oil Threat Will Not Go Away

    Published 21 December 2016 | viewed 8,537 times

    The Shale oil industry has revolutionized the oil markets, rendering the once powerful OPEC oil cartel powerless in dictating the price and production of oil.…

  • Filling The Gap: Tomorrow’s Most Popular Oil Trade

    Published 08 December 2016 | viewed 9,254 times

    Credit Suisse AG recently decided to delist two very popular and risky oil exchange-traded notes (ETNs) on the exchanges beginning today, December 8, and companies…

  • Will We See $60 Oil By Christmas?

    Published 07 December 2016 | viewed 51,874 times

    For the first 11 months of the year, OPEC talked oil prices up, but by December it became clear that oil prices were not going…

  • Big Oil Earnings To Explode In 2017

    Published 04 December 2016 | viewed 28,962 times

    The energy sector has been outperforming other sectors among the S&P 500 companies this year, with a gain of 21.79 percent year to date. Now…

  • U.S. To Be The Third Largest Natural Gas Exporter By 2020

    Published 30 November 2016 | viewed 15,534 times

    Shale oil producers have turned the U.S. from a net importer into a net exporter of natural gas in November, according to S&P Global Platts.…

  • Goldman Sachs Turns Bullish On Oil

    Published 27 November 2016 | viewed 39,907 times

    Goldman Sachs is known to make outlandish calls on crude oil. First came a forecast of $200 a barrel back in March 2008, which fell…

  • Trump’s Election Is Great News For Independent Refiners

    Published 20 November 2016 | viewed 6,781 times

    Donald Trump’s victory has provided wings to the small independent oil refiners who have been burdened with the excess cost of buying credits as per…

  • Trump Could Send A Shockwave Through Natural Gas Markets

    Published 17 November 2016 | viewed 38,125 times

    The value of any commodity is based on its supply and the demand in the market. If one of them is disrupted, it affects prices.…

  • Saudi Arabia’s Oil War Gained It 1% Market Share – Which It Is About To Lose

    Published 30 October 2016 | viewed 26,952 times

    Saudi Arabia has wielded immense power over both the oil producers and consumers based on its proven oil reserves. It not only has the second…

  • Only Sentiment Matters: Why Oil Prices Are Heading Up Until November

    Published 20 October 2016 | viewed 36,339 times

    Crude oil prices are on a tear. They have recently reached a new 52-week high, and considering the momentum behind the markets, it is likely…

  • Why Dividends Are Still A Must For Big Oil

    Published 09 October 2016 | viewed 6,189 times

    The big oil companies—at least in this oil price environment—have come under a lot of criticism for their decision to generate cash flow rather than…

  • OPEC Deal Triggers Hedging Race In U.S. Shale

    Published 04 October 2016 | viewed 16,775 times

    The shale oil drillers in the U.S. are hedging their portfolio at breakneck speeds, using the rise in prices to actively hedge their production for…

  • Gasoline Demand Set To Collapse

    Published 29 September 2016 | viewed 13,420 times

    U.S. gasoline consumption in August hit a new peak at 9.7 million barrels a day, a growth in demand that many oil bulls believe will…

  • Why Oil Prices Can’t Stay Low For Much Longer

    Published 22 September 2016 | viewed 83,870 times

    For many oil companies, the current downturn in oil is a back-breaker, but some have adapted to the falling prices and are fighting each day…

  • Oil Is Likely To Remain Below $50 A Barrel In The Near Future

    Published 20 September 2016 | viewed 8,316 times

    Barring the sentimental uptick on an expectation of a production freeze in Algiers, the fundamentals of oil seem to be pointing towards another leg down.…

  • Are Hedge Funds Positioning For An OPEC Disappointment?

    Published 13 September 2016 | viewed 9,967 times

    The OPEC meeting in Algiers at the end of the month and the cooperation pact between Saudi Arabia and Russia hasn’t convinced the hedge funds…

  • Is China Deliberately Trying To De-Rail The Russia/Saudi Oil Deal?

    Published 11 September 2016 | viewed 19,718 times

    China, the world’s largest oil consumer, has been increasing oil imports and feasting on the low crude oil prices. Could Russia and Saudi Arabia’s plan…

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