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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

  • Why Is High-Yield Energy Debt Decoupling From Oil?

    Published 03 August 2016 | viewed 7,108 times

    The recent drop in crude oil prices has not reflected in the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSEARCA: HYG), as shown in…

  • PIMCO Jumps On The Lower-For-Longer Bandwagon

    Published 01 August 2016 | viewed 6,890 times

    “Over the secular horizon, Oil prices are likely to remain low,” said the PIMCO’s Global Advisory Board (GAB), while assessing global economic trends, according to…

  • Why Goldman Sachs Remains Bullish On Russian Oil

    Published 31 July 2016 | viewed 9,164 times

    A deeply troubled global oil industry is cutting production but Russians are defying the trend. Goldman Sachs has forecast Russian crude production to rise to…

  • Oil Majors Hit Hard As Refining Boom Comes To An End

    Published 28 July 2016 | viewed 6,808 times

    British Petroleum, the first oil major to announce results on Tuesday, has reported the lowest refining margins for the April to June period in the…

  • Low Oil Prices Kill Off 7 Billion Barrels Of Oil Production

    Published 26 July 2016 | viewed 19,463 times

    Capital expenditure cuts of $150 billion for 2016 and 2017 by U.S. exploration and production companies are expected to result in average production losses of…

  • Oil Traders Move Into Bitumen Markets

    Published 19 July 2016 | viewed 9,086 times

    The global bitumen market is forecast to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of four percent between 2015 to 2020, and the world’s…

  • Inside China’s Failed $15 Billion Canadian Oil Sands Investment

    Published 16 July 2016 | viewed 17,176 times

    China’s ambitious entry into the Canadian oil-sands is not only turning out to be ill-timed, it is turning out to be grossly mismanaged, raising questions…

  • Is Iran’s Claim About Doubling Oil Exports Just Hype?

    Published 13 July 2016 | viewed 19,818 times

    After having regained 80 percent of its pre-sanction market share, beating all expectations, Iran now plans to double its exports if market conditions improve, according…

  • Kuwait Launches Ambitious Oil Privatization Plan

    Published 12 July 2016 | viewed 8,169 times

    Kuwait is going ahead with its proposed privatization plan, which includes offering a stake in its oil sector. Though the dates for the public offering…

  • Big Oil Ready To Start Spending Again

    Published 07 July 2016 | viewed 11,281 times

    Large oil and gas companies seem to be looking at new opportunities to invest, to capitalize on the future growth in oil demand. The confidence…

  • Shrinking Chinese Demand About To Slam Oil Prices

    Published 07 July 2016 | viewed 25,514 times

    The oil markets have fallen back from the $50 per barrel mark due to questionable Chinese demand and an expectation of early restoration of supply…

  • Is It Time For OPEC To Dissolve?

    Published 03 July 2016 | viewed 9,658 times

    OPEC is no longer functioning as a cohesive group. Is it time for OPEC to finally dissolve? The major oil-producing countries in the world heavily…

  • Is Raymond James’ $80 Oil Realistic?

    Published 30 June 2016 | viewed 26,858 times

    Crude oil prices have stabilised near the $50 per barrel mark, leaving traders confused as to whether the next 20 percent move from the current…

  • Can The Natural Gas Rally Continue?

    Published 28 June 2016 | viewed 14,776 times

    Natural gas prices are on a tear, and every small dip is being aggressively bought by the traders. Technically, the current rally should rise to…

  • Does The U.S. Really Need A Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

    Published 27 June 2016 | viewed 6,036 times

    With oil prices below $50 per barrel and advances in U.S. shale oil drilling transforming the U.S. into one of the top oil producers in…

  • Private Equity Ready To Jump Back Into Oil

    Published 26 June 2016 | viewed 8,756 times

    Private equity (PE) funds are warming up to the idea of investing in the oil and gas sector, on the prospects of higher oil prices…

  • Hedge Funds Uncertain Of Further Oil Price Increase

    Published 23 June 2016 | viewed 6,403 times

    The oil rally is facing considerable resistance at the $50 per barrel levels, and hedge funds have closed 63 million barrels of long positions—a reduction…

  • Shell’s Ambitious Plan To Topple Exxon

    Published 22 June 2016 | viewed 9,901 times

    Ben Van Beurden, Chief Executive Officer of Royal Dutch Shell has laid out an ambitious plan to overtake ExxonMobil as the number one oil company…

  • Inventory Drawdowns Won’t Boost Oil Prices

    Published 20 June 2016 | viewed 11,739 times

    During the next three months, various analysts expect crude oil inventory drawdowns to increase, providing support to crude oil prices. However, post-September, inventory build-up is…

  • Hedge Funds Betting On $100 Oil

    Published 15 June 2016 | viewed 30,146 times

    Options traders expect oil prices to rise above $80 per barrel and reach close to $110 per barrel within the next four years, according to…

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