A Crude Foreword

An Oilholic's Foreword: It's deliberately crude

Oilholics need not be anonymous, especially if the perceived addiction comes from an interest in current developments in the oil & gas sector, past histories and trading patterns. However, I would say quite a few Oilholics are indeed synonymous, for the lack of a better metaphor! Having covered the oil markets and the energy business in different journalistic capacities since 2004, I have arrived at a juncture where I feel I ought to pen my thoughts on Black Gold minus the constraints of third party editorial rules.

This blog carries my analysis, thoughts, rants and musings about past events, recent developments and emerging scenarios in the oil & gas sector, breaking news if/when I can break it and the comments of market experts I am able to interact with.

The idea was born in 2007 after a forceful debate with a couple of energy traders at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Malta. Upon my return to London, I began putting content on a trial server giving access only to a few close industry contacts for the sake of constructive feedback and scrutiny.

On Christmas Eve of 2009, the Oilholics Synonymous Report emerged in cyberspace on Blogger and I registered my domain name. Following market feedback in 2011, this blog underwent a complete template overhaul and adopted the colour of Black Gold.

The Oilholic travels where I travel. It also complements my media career, serves as a hub for my published clippings portfolio, broadcast media commentary, work undertaken over the last 17 years (and counting), some of my favourite photographs and a selection of book reviews. In the years to come, I hope this blog is as much fun for those reading it as it is for the one writing it. So keep reading, Keep it 'crude'!

Yours sincerely,
Gaurav Sharma,
Author,
Oilholics Synonymous Report


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