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As 2024 Progresses - Reality Is Great - Oil Prices Are (Were) Rising
The Sense Of The Sadness Has Dissipated - Taxes Are Coming Down

With "New Bold Leadership In The White House And In Bismarck" The Numbers Can Only Get Better
The Phrase Was Coined By Now North Dakota GOP Governor Doug Burgum - The Only Candidate For Governor To Endorse Trump 

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2015 Junk - JNK Bankruptcies
Willful Blindness
Pension Fund Broke The Un-Godly Debt's Iran - Saudi Arabia
The Petro Dollar
Iran - Boom Or Bust Saudi Arabia
Ghawar Boom Or Bust
Deja Vu - 1982

Flashback "If I were president, you'd have $30 oil right now," Trump said. "I would call up Saudi Arabia ... and I would say,
'That f***ing price is coming down, and it's coming down now.' 
And you know what? They'd lower that price so quickly, and it would be so easy."
The Con Man - Trump In 2008 Interview - Now There Friend's - They Have To Be - They Have The Oil & The IPO
$30 Oil crushes the Frackers - Then & Now - If anyone has the phone number to call & have Markets Raised & Lowered - Please publish that number so everyone has it - Or Is It 1-800 -

Papers In The Roadside Tell of Suffering and Greed    Fear Today, Forgot Tomorrow    Besides the News of Holy War and Holy Need    Ours Is Just a Little Sorrowed Talk
Ordinary World
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USA Oil Companies Filing For Bankruptcy North Dakota Oil Companies Filing For Bankruptcy

USA Oil Company Lay Offs North Dakota Oil Company Lay Offs

Even In 2018 Billions Lost In Trading Energy
They didn't capsize the boat - They sank it! - Loaded with other peoples Cash - Captured On The Way Back Machine
Minimum Account Size $250K

If your going to trade Futures you should at least know how or hire someone who can read a chart - NG has been rising for the past three years.
Shorting it for a counter trade for a couple of weeks maybe. It had been breaking out for four months prior to capsizing the boat.
It was diverging - five waves to the bottom of the StockK. Price made a touch of the StockK band back in July - you find buyers - off to the Moon.
September would have made you nervous, cross, recross, sentiment had changed to the upside, the StockK and StockK band were on your side.
The Market gave you a chance on the cross, recross in September to exit your shorts and go long, these are one month candles, not 5 minute candles to decide.
If you were shorting NG from August on you were trading against the trend. They didn't use a stop loss, or hedge their options - they traded naked - unlimited losses
Your managing hundreds of millions and you don't have a frickin clue of what your doing
NG traded the Fivots to the exact line - 50% up and 100% down and 250% up - Sellers gave it up when the StockK, K crossed the D, 7 and 14
They weren't waiting at the top band anymore, they were in at the bottom band buying
/NG Futures November 2018
You should not be letting other people trade Naked Options with your Money - Never Ever
This is the teaser on the homepage of - There is nothing about Naked Options - Just an unexplained remark about spread options
Vertical Spreads - At least one side is always making money and you can create a huge spread and get rid of the loosing side

One Month After The Boat Sank - /NG Returned To The Lows Of September - Rule One In Trading - Use A Stop Loss - Rule Two - See Rule One

So I say  I say welcome, welcome to the boom town  Pick a habit We got plenty to go around  Welcome, welcome to the boom town
All that money makes such a succulent sound  Welcome to the boom town

Welcome To The Boom Town

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October 2015 - Playing Pass The Risk In The (Tight Oil) Shale Patch

Oil Patch Braces For Day Of Reckoning 09/15/2015

"The inability of Denver-based Whiting Petroleum to sell itself is an example. The board of the North Dakota-focused company
Was forced to issue new shares, reducing the company’s value by 20 percent, and take on more expensive debt".
Retreating In Disarray 03/29/2015

Saudi Aramco Is Hiring
Websites With Job Postings In Saudi Arabia

ND Recession In 2015 ! ND 20,000 Layoffs By June 2015

The Junk Bond Market Starts Meltdown 12/2015

Billions Of Barrels Of Oil Gone In A Puff 12/2015
Credit Dries Up 09/18/2015

EIA Report 09/18/2015
The Scheme To Export Americas Security Refiners Look Elsewhere For Crude

The First Shale Casualty Some Of The Latest

A New Chapter
Payment - What Payment The Struggle

Just Another Day Stressed

Fracker Extinction
Saratoga Resources - Bankrupt Hercules - Bankrupt

Tight Oil - Being Swallowed By Its Own Debt
"In one example, Continental Resources Inc., the company credited with making North Dakota’s Bakken Shale
One of the biggest oil-producing regions in the world, (18th Largest Producing Region)
Spent almost as much (on interest payments) as Exxon Mobil Corp., a company 20 times its size."

75,000 Lay Offs & Counting Titan Closes Stores Leaving Town

Palmer Lays Off

Chaparral Cuts Jobs Helmerich & Payne Cut Jobs

Oxy Exits The Bakken 10/16/2015 For $500 Million
How Many Billions Did They Spend ?

The Man Who Started Oxy
Armand Hammer
Oxy Has A Long History

Oxy History Hooker Chemical Love Canal

They Seem To Spend A Lot Of Money
Irani's salary was considered excessive and not truly performance based for decades by a number of corporate governance authorities who noted that Irani's compensation
Hhad exceeded that of the head of energy giant Exxon Mobil, Rex Tillerson, who leads a company that has a market cap that is five times larger than Occidental Petroleum.

Ray Irani
First Anschutz Exited VIA Oxy Who Is Anschutz Details Of - 2010 - Purchase

Oxy - 2010 - Presentation Details Of - 2010 - Purchase More Details - 2013

Oxy Exits - 2015
Oxy Exits Details - 2015 Lime Rock Partners

Portal Service Company

News Announcement Portal Service Company Google The Deal

Chesapeake Energy Layoffs 09/29/2015
"I Need A Job" Yells One Employee

Baker Hughes Layoffs At Dickinson Facility 09/27/2015
Pumpco Closes Minot Operation 09/05/2015

Baker Hughes Layoffs
Pumpco Layoffs - Close Minot Store

Like so many others why did you build some 65 to 100 miles from the sweet spots ?
Millions wasted on trucks and pickups and fuel.
February2013 Hype

Halliburton Layoffs At Williston Facility 09/22/2015

Haliburton Williston Layoffs
Haliburton Layoffs Williston Paper
Haliburton  -

Haliburton Layoffs Williston Paper
09/29/15 100 Laid Off & More Coming

Halliburton Closing Minot Facility 03/25/2015

Halliburton Leaving Minot - Washington Times Haliburton Leaving Town

A Lot Of People In Minot Believe Or Still Believe Halliburton To Be A Oil Company
They Are Not A E&P Exploration & Production Company - They Are A Worldwide Hydrocarbon Well Service Company.
Flashback To February 2015

Oilfield service provider Halliburton has told its roughly 1,500 North Dakota employees that job cuts are not coming, for now.
 The update came in a letter to staff from Brent Eslinger, senior district manager for Halliburton in Williston.
Halliburton spokeswoman Susie McMichael added that the company
"will continue to monitor the business environment" and cut costs as needed.
No Lay Offs

Halliburton Started By Erle P.Halliburton

On November 17, 2014 Halliburton and Baker Hughes jointly announced a definitive agreement under which Halliburton will,
subject to the conditions set forth in the agreement, acquire Baker Hughes in a stock and cash transaction valued at $34.6 billion.
Impact On Minot & ND
Cached on Google

Its Always About Cash - 10 Billion Asset Sale -03/23/2015
Is The Deal Poisoned - Whats Next?

Flashback To 2010
"At the time of the announcement, Halliburton spokesman Brent Eslinger said that Minot looked "like a good spot" to locate."

Minot The Gateway In 2010 2010 -Halliburton & Big Oil Moving To Minot

Brent Eslinger Halliburton

From left, Minot Mayor Curt Zimbelman, North Dakota Commerce Commissioner Shane Goettle and Brent Eslinger,
Halliburton, took part in a press conference held Tuesday morning at City Hall where Halliburton unveiled plans for a $15 million facility to be constructed in Minot.

Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who previously served as Halliburton’s CEO, was instrumental in getting the so-called
‘Halliburton Loophole’
inserted deep within the pages of "The Infamous 2005 Energy Bill". This loophole stripped the EPA of its regulatory
of hydraulic fracturing in natural gas development, a technique pioneered by Halliburton.
In 2005, the oil and gas industry was granted an exemption from the Safe Drinking Water Act,
Allowing the injection of toxic fluids directly into groundwater without oversight by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

Hydraulic Fracking - Going To Far "The Halliburton Loophole"- Politics - Oversight

Halliburton Yard In Minot

Target Logistics, a global provider of workforce housing and one of the largest operators of turnkey solutions in North America, announced today
 it has secured key contract renewals with two global oil field service companies totaling approximately $50 million over the next three years.
"Target Logistics operates 19 properties in the United States and Canada with more than 8,000 total beds."
Take and Do The Math.
$50,000,000.00 Divided By 3 Years Is 1095 Days = $45,662,00 A Day
$45,662.00 Divided By 8000 Beds = $5.70 A Day
$45,662.00 Divided By 19 Properties = $2,403.26 A Day
Great Price For A Place To Rest

Target - The Deal
Target Lands Contract

Junk - JNK
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Bought Any JNK Lately - The ETF For HIGH YIELD Bonds

Barred Redemption's - Mutual Fund Gone Rogue What Is JNK

Bankruptcies & Delistings
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Dakota Plains Holdings

Dakota Plains Holdings Files For Bankruptcy Protection 12/2016
Then their indicted for fraud

Then their convicted of fraud

Stock traded at $12.00 in 2012 Down to $0.00 in January 2018 - Stopped Trading

Energy XXI Files For Bankruptcy Protection 04/2016
Stock traded at $38.65 in 2012 Down to $0.19 in April 2016

Goodrich Petroleum Files For Bankruptcy Protection 04/2016
Stock traded at $86.18 in 2008 Down to $0.04 in April 2016

Peabody Energy Files For Bankruptcy Protection 04/2016
Stock traded at $1330.00 in 2008 Down to $2.07 in April 2016

Nuverra - DBA Power Fuels Filed Bankruptcy 05-2017 Some $500 Million In Debt
Nuverra - Bankrupt - 01/2017

Nuverra - Restructuring Debt - 01/2016

Power Fuels - DBA As Nuverra - Symbol NES - Delisted 01/2016

NES Stock 10 to 1 Merger In 12/2013 - $21.29 In 2014 to $0.26 Cents On January 19th 2016 When It Was Delisted

Nuverra Now Trading As A Penny Stock As Symbol NESC - Bankruptcy 05-2017 Stock Was At $00.04 Cents A Share

NUVERRA is back trading as NES after coming out of bankruptcy in the fall of 2017 - sharp move up and down and into 2019 down.

Emerald Oil Files For Bankruptcy Protection 03/2016
Stock traded at $184.00 in 2013 Down to $1.37 on March 23

Venco Inc. Files For Bankruptcy Protection 03/2016

Venco Had Been Taken Private In 2012
  Venco Inc. Stock - $12.49 In 2012 When Taken Private - $1 Billion In Debt As Of The Filing 2016

Swift Energy Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Sad Situation - Swift Had Been In Business Since 1979
Swift Energy Stock - $68.54 In 2008 to $0.16 Cents On December 18th 2015 When It Was Delisted

Magnum Hunter Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Magnum Hunter Resources Stock - $23.65 In 2006 to $0.01 Cents On December 17th 2015 When It Was Delisted

$4.1 To $7.2 Billion - Poof
KKR - Samson Files Bankruptcy 09/17/2015
Yes, It Must Get Old Having The Same People In Your Court
"I am operating in a somewhat altered universe than the one I was operating in when I took the bench this morning,"
said U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Sontchi, after learning of the new treatment of the bonds.
Furious Judge Rebukes Banks Judge Sontchi Judge Warns - "Energy Future"

KKR Acquire's Samson Samson Layoffs KKR & Samson In 2015
"Samson’s woes stand as a cautionary tale of the U.S. shale boom. Fed by cash from Wall Street and private-equity firms,
drillers in recent years rushed to tap new oil-and-gas deposits across the country—and contributed to the collapse in prices for both fuels.
Samson’s woes have been exacerbated by the very tools private-equity firms use to juice their returns:
Samson carries debt used to fund its own purchase and pays fees to its owners. Last week, Moody’s Investors Service
downgraded Samson’s credit rating while taking the unusual step of simultaneously flagging the company for further downgrade."
KKR Stumbles 12/2014
Samson Stock - $199.89 in 2008 to $0.40 cents on 12/31/2015

Quicksilver Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Quicksilver Resources Stock - $44.98 In 2008 to $0.15 Cents In January 2015 When It Was Delisted

BPZ Files For Bankruptcy Protection
BPZ Resources Stock - $29.87 In 2008 to $0.15 Cents In March 2015 When It Was Delisted

Dune Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Dune Energy Stock - $3.75 In 2012 to $0.14 Cents In March 2015 When It Was Delisted

Cal Dive Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Cal Dive Stock - $18.62 In 2007 to $0.11 Cents In March 2015 When It Was Delisted

Gas Frac Files For Bankruptcy Protection

Private Company Buys Gas Frac Assets

Gas Frac Stock - $15.06 In 2011 to $0.002 Cents In September 2015 - It Is Ceased

Endeavor International Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Endeavor International Stock - $72.00 In 2002 to $0.003 Cents In September 2015 - It Is Ceased

Sierra Resources Group Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Sierra Resources Stock - $1.05 In 2010 to $0.00 Cents In March 2015 When It Was Delisted

Lexico Resources Intl. Files For Bankruptcy Protection
Lexico Resources Stock - $0.20 In 2012 to $0.06 Cents In February 2015 When It Was Delisted

American Eagle Energy Files Bankruptcy - 05/11/2015

American Eagle Energy Misses Interest Payment

American Eagle Energy Gets More Time To Strike A Deal
American Eagle Stock - $12.00 In 2013 to $0.19 Cents In May 2015 - It Is Ceased

Bakken Resources Inc
These Folks Have Major Issues
"The results of my investigation are clear and the evidence indicates that Mr. Holms breached his duties
 to BRI by causing BRI to overpay for certain oil and gas leases, and then took a kickback/payment
 from the seller of those leases.  There are other very questionable matters that also came to my attention."
"The fraud perpetrated upon BRI by Mr. Holms raises serious concerns about the efficacy of BRI’s internal controls and processes."
Its All In The 8K Filing Dated 03/17/2015

BRI - SEC 8K Filings
Mr Holms Is Taking A Paid Leave Mr Holms Was Getting Paid Good Money

Bakken Resources Inc. - $1.25 In 2011 to $0.09 Cents In September 2015 - It Is Still Trading 12/31/15

Who's to know if your soul will fade at all   The one you sold to fool the world   You lost your self-esteem along the way
Fake It

Oklahoma Feels The Pain
Its Going To Take More Then One Finger To Plug Your Budget Gap
Oklahoma Now Has More Earthquakes Then California

Oklahoma - Little Oil Pressured Scientists

Willful Blindness
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Willful blindness (sometimes called ignorance of law, willful ignorance or contrived ignorance or Nelsonian knowledge)  Is a term used in law to describe a situation in which
A person seeks to avoid civil or criminal liability for a wrongful act.  By intentionally keeping himself or herself unaware of facts that would render him or her liable.

It Goes Way Beyond A Legal Standard - It Is A Human Circumstance That Knows No Bounds

Gayla Benefield was just doing her job — until she uncovered an awful secret about her hometown that meant its mortality rate was 80 times higher than anywhere else in the U.S.
 But when she tried to tell people about it, she learned an even more shocking truth: People didn’t want to know. In a talk that’s part history lesson, part call-to-action,
 Margaret Heffernan demonstrates the danger of "willful blindness" and praises ordinary people like Benefield who are willing to speak up. (Filmed at TEDxDanubia.)

An Amazing 14 Minute Film Into The Dangers Of Willful Blindness - A Worldwide Circumstance
Margaret Heffernan - The Dangers Of Willful Blindness - Talk on

Gayla Benefield Libby Mt. & Asbestos Margaret Heffernan

If You Are Unaware Of What Zonolite & Or Vermiculite Is & Or If You Have It In Your Building
Visit To See What It Looks Like

The Zonolite Company
These Poor Poor People - As Many as 35 Million Buildings In The USA Have Asbestos In Them

If You Have Not Watched Margaret's Film - Please Take 14 Minutes & Do So Now
Asbestos Advertisements

Central States Pension Fund Broke
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Some of these days, and it won't be long   Gonna drive back down where you once belonged   In the back of a dream car twenty foot long
Don't cry my sweet, don't break my heart   Doing all right, but you gotta get smart   Wish upon, wish upon, day upon day, I believe oh Lord
I believe all the way   Come get up my baby

Golden Years

Question Is

Bakken Decline - Production Chart

We're setting sail To the place on the map from which no one has ever returned
Drawn by the promise of the joker and the fool By the light of the crosses that burn

Oh, save me. Save me from tomorrow I don't want to sail with this ship of fools

Ship Of Fools

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