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John Kingston

John has an almost 40-year career covering commodities, most of the time at S&P Global Platts. He created the Dated Brent benchmark, now the world’s most important crude oil marker. He was Director of Oil, Director of News, the editor in chief of Platts Oilgram News and the “talking head” for Platts on numerous media outlets, including CNBC, Fox Business and Canada’s BNN. He covered metals before joining Platts and then spent a year running Platts’ metals business as well. He was awarded the International Association of Energy Economics Award for Excellence in Written Journalism in 2015. In 2010, he won two Corporate Achievement Awards from McGraw-Hill, an extremely rare accomplishment, one for steering coverage of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster and the other for the launch of a public affairs television show, Platts Energy Week.
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06 December
John Kingston

Water rising on Mississippi, barges moving more freely south of Memphis

Water levels on the Mississippi River have been rising near Memphis, Tennessee, and that’s good news for barge movements.

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John Kingston

Drivers oust Teamsters at Home Depot subsidiary in California

A Teamsters local chapter in San Jose, California, that represents drivers at a Home Depot subsidiary has voted to decertify being represented by the union.

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05 December
John Kingston

Benchmark diesel’s 17.4-cent plunge comes amid broad market slide

The benchmark DOE/EIA diesel price fell by the biggest one-week amount since 2009.

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John Kingston

El diésel de referencia se desploma 17,4 centavos en medio de la caída general del mercado 

Los diferenciales físicos se han desplomado, las refinerías están fabricando mucho producto y es probable que la venta al por menor siga cayendo.

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02 December
John Kingston

Los puestos de trabajo en el transporte por camión se mueven poco en noviembre, pero la tendencia sigue siendo al alza 

Las bodegas registran un gran descenso en una medida y un aumento en otra; los datos sobre camiones de septiembre se revisan significativamente al alza

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Louisiana staged truck accident case back in court; 2 more plead guilty

After months of quiet, the U.S. Attorney for Eastern Louisiana extracted two more guilty pleas in the Louisiana staged accident scam.

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Truck transportation jobs move little in November, but trend still upward

It wasn’t a large gain, but truck transportation jobs in November continued an almost unbroke upward trend of gains since the worst of the pandemic.

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01 December
John Kingston

BMO trucking indicators in Q4 weaker but only by small amount

The BMO transportation group’s quarterly results represent a key indicator of trucking industry economic health, but there has been no significant downturn yet.

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30 November
John Kingston

California tank truck companies’ owner gets 10 years for fatal explosion, other crimes

The owner of a pair of trucking companies got 10 years in federal prison for lots of things, including a welding explosion that killed a worker.

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