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Drilling Deep: Getting regulation right to push ahead on autonomous vehicles

Also on the podcast this week: The soaring price of diesel and the impact from the Texas cold snap

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Getting the technology down for autonomous vehicles is one thing. Getting the regulation right is another. 

On this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, Finch Fulton of autonomous vehicle company Locomation sits down with host John Kingston to discuss his new role with the company as vice president of policy and strategy. Fulton comes out of the Department of Transportation so he knows how to navigate its corridors, a key task for the autonomous industry.

Also on this week’s Drilling Deep, Kingston talks about the crazy market for diesel fuel and the impact its price might take as a result of the many refineries shut in Texas due to the cold snap.

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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.