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Drilling Deep: The good times roll for independent owner-operators

Also on the podcast: Why isn’t oil even higher?

When you advise independent owner-operators on their finances, you get a good look at how they’re doing. And Todd Amen of ATBS likes what he’s seeing.

Amen, president and CEO of ATBS, sat down with host John Kingston on Drilling Deep to discuss what he’s seeing in the finances of the independent fleet. The market is great and it’s showing up in their performance.

Also on Drilling Deep, Kingston discusses why there hasn’t been more of an upward kick in the price of oil given the continued loss of output as a result of Hurricane Ida.

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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.