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Drilling Deep: The case for lease purchase deals even as lawsuits grow

Also on the podcast: Why return to air travel could have impact on diesel prices

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Lease purchase agreements, to put truck drivers in the seat and possibly on their way to ownership, have long been controversial. There are plenty of lawsuits kicking around over deals that went bad. Some media coverage of lease purchase agreements have been highly critical.  

In this week’s Drilling Deep podcast, Matt Harris of Pathway Leasing joins host John Kingston to give his views on the success stories of leasing but also with a dose of reality that leases may not be for everyone. 

Kingston also discusses why the rise in air travel could have an impact on the diesel market.

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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.