Gary X. Ashton

Gary X. Ashton

  • • 3+ years experience writing about the oil industry and oil markets
  • • 5+ years experience advising and consulting oil companies
  • • 10+ years experience analyzing oil and gas companies across EMEA

Experience

Gary is an experienced oil and gas analyst and consultant across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Gary worked for many years as an oil and gas analyst, exploring how companies generate returns for investors and examined if they were financially healthy enough to repay creditors. He also has experience advising and consulting oil and gas companies how to efficiently manage their balance sheets to reduce borrowing costs and explored ways to maximize internally generated cashflows and achieve the best possible net present values (NPV) on future projects.

Education

Gary has a bachelor's degree in economics.

Quote from Gary

"I most enjoy helping people understand and analyze the industries, companies and commodities into which they want to make a long-term investment."

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  1. Commodities

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Bulls Take Charge

    Oil finally closed above $70 per barrel and could test higher prices in the weeks ahead.
  2. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: $70 Cap Holding

    Oil remains range bound for now but could attempt to break $70 per barrel again this week.
  3. Commodities

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Sentiment Remains Weak

    Weak price momentum and sentiment are making it tough for oil to break above $70 per barrel.
  4. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Trade Headwinds Cap Oil

    Oil's recent price recovery could be derailed this week by more punitive tariffs on Chinese imports.
  5. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Range Breakout Key

    Oil returned to its previous trading range but will need to break above $70 to confirm a bullish trend.
  6. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Another Step Lower

    Oil continues its slow march lower, with little in the way to stop it for the time being.
  7. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Oil Prime for Breakdown

    Oil could be about to break lower despite market supply concerns.
  8. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Headwinds Prevail

    Oil is presently caught in the crosswinds between bullish and bearish sentiment.
  9. Commodities

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Strong Oil, Weak Earnings

    Oil price momentum remains weak as second quarter earnings from oil companies disappoint Wall Street.
  10. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Storm Clouds Gather

    Oil prices face an uphill battle this week, with variable demand and rising oil supplies.
  11. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Trade Fears Dominate

    Oil price volatility could pick up next week, with headline risk driving prices.
  12. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Market Seeks Direction

    Oil traders could turn to this week's EIA, IEA and OPEC report for guidance.
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    What OPEC Agreement Means for Oil Stocks

    What OPEC's production agreement means for oil and related stocks.
  14. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Another Hard Landing

    This week's OPEC meeting is potentially explosive, with Saudi Arabia and Russia pushing for higher output.
  15. Brokerages

    Crude Oil Price Forecast: Data Is All the Rage

    Oil traders may look to this week's data from the IEA, EIA and OPEC for an idea of what to do next.
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