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Gaurav Sharma
Works at Oilholics Synonymous Report
Attended Goldsmiths College
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My latest #Forbes post on the influence of a possible US interest rate hike & Chinese demand on #oilprices  
Downward revisions to oil price forecasts seem to be the order of the day, with decreasing confidence in a quick rebound, a stronger dollar and China spooking the market. It does not help that oil benchmarks remain poster futures contracts of a wider commodities market struggling with its worst erosion [...]
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Oil futures remained in negative territory on Monday, with Brent’s October contract beginning weekly proceedings below $50, while base metal futures also traded lower.
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Resisting $40/bbl, Russia & some ‘crude’ ratings
Following two successive week-on-week declines of 6% or over, last Friday’s close brought some respite for Brent oil futures , although the WTI front month contract continued to extend losses. In fact, the US benchmark has been ending each Friday since June...
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My latest #Forbes post on the direction of the #oil market
Oil prices slipping to their lowest in six months has not gone unnoticed even if wider turmoil in the commodities sphere, especially the industrial metals market, has ensured the drop is not the dominant discussion. Afterall, theme in the oil markets is a familiar one – of there being too much [...]
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Mining, metals and energy stocks fell yet again in London on Thursday, as China reset its guiding rate for the yuan lower for a third consecutive session, even though the latest downward revision, of 1% against the dollar, was smaller relative to cuts introduced earlier.
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Gold futures stayed well above the $1,100 an ounce level on Wednesday, as corn futures tumbled on US data and another currency devaluation by China in as many sessions hammered selected base metal contracts.
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Latest #oilprices assessment & #rig count data
Crude glances on Aug 21, 2015 @ 21:30 GMT ICE BRENT Crude: US$45.27 (-$3.50,-7.18% W/W) NYMEX WTI Crude: US$40.24 (-$1.88, -4.46% W/W) OPEC Basket Crude: US$44.13 (-$3.15, -6.66% W/W) Baker-Hughes Rig Count (Int): 1...
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The pound sterling rose against the euro on Monday, and held its own against the dollar for much of the morning session following hawkish comments over the weekend by Bank of England policymakers David Miles and Kristin Forbes.
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My latest w/w #oilprices assessment & #rig count data
Crude glances on Aug 14, 2015 @ 21:30 GMT ICE BRENT Crude: US$48.77 (+$0.21,+0.43% W/W) NYMEX WTI Crude: US$42.17 (-$1.66, -3.79% W/W) OPEC Basket Crude: US$47.28 (-$0.18, -0.38% W/W) Baker-Hughes Rig Count (Int): 1...
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China reset its guiding rate for the yuan lower for a third consecutive session on Thursday, even though the latest downward revision, of 1% against the dollar, was smaller relative to cuts introduced earlier.
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Jargon free volume on upstream fiscal design
Ultimate takings from upstream oil and gas projects, whether they are small scale or big ticket ones, ultimately determine their profitability – the stuff that shareholders, venture sponsors and governments alike have a keen interest in. It is why oil and g...
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Financial writer & energy analyst
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Crude oil (pricing, market analysis & infrastructure), macroeconomic indicators, applied economics, emerging markets, financial and business news reporting, editing and writing work
Employment
  • Oilholics Synonymous Report
    Energy Analyst & Author, 2007 - present
  • Forbes
    Columnist - Energy Stream, 2014 - present
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London, UK
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Financial writer, energy analyst, an intrepid traveler & author of the Oilholics Synonymous Report
Introduction
         

I am a London based financial writer and oil & gas sector analyst. I commenced my career in 1997 with internships at several newspapers and CNBC Asia. I have since worked for Informa, CNBC Europe, Canadian Economic Press, UNI, Infrastructure Journal and IDG among others. At present, I am a columnist for Forbes. Apart from UK-based work, I have also reported from  Canada, China, EU, India, Hong Kong, Japan, Middle East, Russia, Switzerland and USA. I have written about the oil & gas sector since 2004 including spot reports, coverage of OPEC summits, analysis of oil corporations’ financials and exploration data.

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  • Goldsmiths College
    2004 - 2006
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