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Abhi Rajendran is an Adjunct Research Scholar at Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy. In his full-time capacity, he is a Director of Research & Advisory at Energy Intelligence. He leads the firm’s North America-focused research practice, and is also responsible for identifying/analyzing key trends and themes across global energy sub-sectors and commodities ranging from upstream, midstream, oilfield services to downstream (refining, LNG and petrochemicals).

Prior to joining Energy Intelligence in July 2017, Mr. Rajendran spent two years as an investor in the following sectors — Energy (E&Ps, OFS, Infrastructure/MLPs, Majors/Integrated), Renewables, Refining and Chemicals (Petrochemicals, Specialty Chemicals). Mr. Rajendran also spent over seven years as a sell-side equity research analyst, including five at Credit Suisse where he was a lead analyst for the MLP/Infrastructure/LNG sectors and also covered Chemicals.

Mr. Rajendran earned a bachelor of arts in Computer Science & Economics from Cornell University and holds a master of science in Information Systems Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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September 01, 2022 Commentary Oil

Assessing OPEC+ Strategy in the Near Term

At its August 2022 ministerial meeting, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and 10 additional oil exporters (together known as OPEC+) announced an increase of only 100,000 barrels per day (b/d) of crude supply for September.

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