The Jay Young Show

Jay Young

Join Jay R. Young, who is part of four generations in the oil and gas industry, as he explores leadership and entrepreneurship, including in the oil and gas industry on The Jay Young Show. With deep family roots and industry experience, Jay delivers valuable insights on minimizing risk and maximizing returns. Each episode features engaging discussions on leadership principles, innovative investment strategies, and the latest industry trends. As the Founder and CEO of King Operating Corporation and author of the Forbes Book, "The Upside of Oil and Gas Investing," Jay provides a unique blend of wisdom and cutting-edge thinking. Whether you’re an investor, industry professional, or curious about petroleum, tune in to gain actionable insights and thrive in the energy sector. read less


Ep. 111 : The Rhett Bennett Story: Spotting Opportunities and Rapid Scale in Oil & Gas (Live at NAPE)
Mar 7 2024
Ep. 111 : The Rhett Bennett Story: Spotting Opportunities and Rapid Scale in Oil & Gas (Live at NAPE)
Join Jay Young at the 2024 NAPE Expo as he sits down with Texas oil and gas legend Rhett Bennett, founder of Black Mountain. They discuss Rhett's journey from a Kentucky coal mining family to building a wildly successful frac sand company in the Texas shale plays. Rhett shares the strategy behind spotting opportunities, rapidly scaling, and navigating industry shifts. They also talk about game-changing technological innovations in horizontal drilling and fracking, how the Permian Basin went from 1 million barrels a day to 5.8 million in a decade, and the vital role of US energy in geopolitics and global security. Tune in for an inside look at the world of deal-making and value creation in oil and gas!About Rhett Bennett: Rhett is the founder and chief executive officer of Black Mountain. He established Black Mountain in 2007, and today the organization includes several business units: exploration and production operations, EV battery metal mining, commercial saltwater disposal, and midstream and in-basin frac sand mining. Rhett has served as CEO of Black Mountain since its inception.Rhett is a member of many industry organizations, serving as a Board Member of the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers, as Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Fort Worth Wildcatters, the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO), the National Association of Royalty Owners (NARO), the American Association of Professional Landmen (AAPL), Young Professionals in Energy (YPE), and the Fort Worth Petroleum Club. Rhett has been the recipient of numerous awards in his career: Oil & Gas Investor—Forty under 40, The Oil & Gas Awards – Future Industry Leader, EY Entrepreneur of the Year—Energy Services & National Finalist, and D CEO Magazine—Oilfield Services CEO of the Year. Rhett earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from the University of Georgia in 2003 and completed the Energy Executive Management Program at the University of Oklahoma Michael F. Price College Of Business in 2012.
Ep. 110 : Navigating Oil & Gas Contracts with 40-Year Industry Expert Steve Reese  (Live at NAPE)
Feb 29 2024
Ep. 110 : Navigating Oil & Gas Contracts with 40-Year Industry Expert Steve Reese (Live at NAPE)
Join Jay Young and special guest Steve Reese, an energy industry veteran of over 40 years, as they discuss Steve's specialty in oil and gas commercial contracts and auditing purchasers. Steve shares how his firm helps small and large producers alike market products, ensure accurate payments, and identify inefficient processes. With flaring regulations tightening and Bitcoin mining on the rise, Steve provides perspective on these industry trends and weighs in on the real economics behind crypto mining. Lastly, hear Steve's amazing testimony of surviving cancer, heart failure, and a kidney transplant over the past two years. You won't want to miss his incredible outlook on faith and perseverance.About Steve Reese: After successful careers with Getty Oil Company and Texaco, Steve Reese founded Reese Energy Consulting in 1994, which provides a broad range of oil, natural gas, NGL and LNG services for producers, midstream firms and end-users across the nation. Our team of industry experts and years of specialized experience are nationally recognized for our unique strengths in energy research and project planning, midstream auditing, commodity brokering, midstream engineering and design, and full-service energy marketing. Steve’s passion to share his knowledge in the natural gas and gas liquid industries is the foundation of Reese Energy Training, formed in 1997. He and his team of educators offer customized, online curricula for energy companies and their employees across the country.For more information, visit Reese Energy Consulting on LinkedIn or and