Sunday, August 19, 2018

Busy, Busy Week For Me Coming Up -- August 19, 2018

Casual readers of the blog may not notice, but there was a lot less blogging this weekend, and I assume there will be a lot less blogging this week. School for the granddaughters begin and I have a lot of commitments.

I will get to all e-mail but I may not have lengthy replies.

Stock market futures: fairly flat, but after last Thursday -- a 400-point rise on the Dow -- just holding  is quite a feat.

But note this: UNP is among the pre-market movers, up 1.1% in pre-market trading. It could hit a 52-week high Monday.

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UNP: I'm sure there are specific reasons for what appears to be a surge in UNP, but I certainly recall all the stories this past year on the challenges the trucking industry is facing. The winners: the railroads. On top of that, the economy is "crushing it," according to Larry Kudlow.

Sports: I see that Carson Wentz may be ready to start this NFL football season.

International politics: Turkey. Wow, what can I say? Something tells me there is more to this story than just a pastor. Something tells me Erdogan needed "an excuse" to explain away the economy that was about to implode anyway.

Sacred fires -- burn, Burnaby, burn: I wish I had more time to spend on this, but have to keep moving along. A reader sent me the link to this video -- it's a long video but enjoyable. The reader noted that the "sacred fire" was most likely heating oil being burned in an oil barrel. A "sacred fire" for those protesting "big oil." The heating oil was probably trucked in by a diesel/gasoline-guzzling SUV / pick-up truck. 

Gasoline prices coming down along with price of WTI. LOL. I think I've mentioned this three times -- and now Bloomberg talks about it. And again, the wrong metric is being measured.

Western North Dakota -- Aerial Views -- Vern Whitten -- August 19, 2018

From Vern Whitten, what a treat.

Aerial views from his recent photo flight over western North Dakota.

I will post the link now and come back to talk about some of them.

Please drop a note of appreciation to Vern. I know he would enjoy hearing from you.

Link to aerial views over western North Dakota, summer, 2018.

But, wow, take a look at all the water around Williston. This is breath-taking! I was completely unaware of this. It is amazing that US regional newspapers do such a poor job with photo-journalism.

Wow, these are incredible, and I think it's the largest batch of photos Vern has ever sent me. 

Look At How Incredible These Wells Are -- Coming Off Confidential List This Week -- Absolutely Incredible -- August 19, 2019

Full list of wells coming off confidential list this week are posted here.

33121, conf, CLR, Mountain Gap 8-10H1, Rattlesnake Point:
DateOil RunsMCF Sold

27881, conf, CLR, Jersey 19-6H1, Alkali Creek:
DateOil RunsMCF Sold

33120, conf, CLR, Mountain Ga- 7-10H, Rattlesnake Point,:
DateOil RunsMCF Sold

 33230, conf, CLR, Vardon 4-14H, Siverston:
DateOil RunsMCF Sold

30277, conf, WPX,Joseph Eagle 19-18HZ, Mandaree, huge well,
DateOil RunsMCF Sold