An Introspective Sit-Down with Golf Legend David Feherty

Newsletter No. 44

Good morning,

In the newest edition of The Upside, discover a wide range of topics and the latest news in the oil and gas industry and at King Operating Corporation. 

This Week’s Headlines

  • Golf Legend David Feherty on The Jay Young Show

  • Ask Jay

  • Cop28 President Looks at Oil Industry Realities

  • Unit Corp. Completes $50M Sale of Non-Core Assets in Texas Panhandle

Golf Legend David Feherty on The Jay Young Show

I recently had the opportunity to sit down on my podcast, The Jay Young Show, with golf legend David Feherty. Watch the video episode as the discussion takes an introspective turn, revealing not only his triumphs on the golf course but also the pitfalls and challenges that Feherty faced throughout his career. 

You can catch up on all of the podcast episodes on Apple or Spotify.

Ask Jay

In this week’s ‘Ask Jay,” I was asked what drives oil and gas prices. Watch the video to gather some insight into that.

Cop28 President Looks at Oil Industry Realities

Cop28 President and Adnoc CEO, Sultan Al Jaber, defends the oil and gas industry’s role in meeting global energy demands despite coordinating a climate deal to transition away from fossil fuels. Al Jaber asserts that responsible oil production is necessary to satisfy current demand while emphasizing Adnoc’s commitment to low-carbon practices. Critics question the alignment of his dual roles and urge a faster transition from oil and gas, highlighting the challenges of navigating climate action within the oil industry. Check out the blog on the Biden administration’s strategic decision to replenish oil reserves and the critical role of traditional energy sources in ensuring national security here.


Unit Corp. Completes $50M Sale of Non-Core Assets in Texas Panhandle

Energy company Unit Corporation has successfully closed a $50 million deal with an undisclosed third party, selling certain non-core oil and gas assets in the Texas Panhandle region. The transaction involved the transfer of approximately 51,000 net acres owned by Unit Corporation’s subsidiary, UPC. Despite the sale, UPC will continue to operate its core Granite Wash properties in Texas. The proceeds from the sale will fund a conditional special cash dividend of $5 per share of common stock, scheduled for payment on December 27, 2023. Unit Corporation’s CEO, Phil Frohlich, sees the transaction as part of the company’s strategy to streamline operations and enhance shareholder value. The move follows Unit Corporation’s recent financial results, reporting a net income of $28.8 million for the three months ending September 2023, compared to $55.8 million in the same period the previous year.


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In the News

Interview with Tucson’s KOLD 13 News Evening Anchor Brooke Wagner to discuss a plan to lower gas prices in Arizona.


Recommended Reads

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All the best,