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Drilling Deep: Did hair testing move forward or is it still stuck?

On this week’s Drilling Deep, P. Sean Garney of Scopelitis Transportation Consulting looks at the recent federal guidelines for hair testing to determine if drivers, or potential drivers, have drugs in their system. And Garney wonders: Will this ever get off the ground to become an industry standard? He’ll talk about why he’s skeptical.

Also on this week’s episode, host John Kingston looks at how some numbers in the diesel market are eye-popping, but the market for oil overall is so weak that it’s possible nobody will notice.

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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.