Futures Trader makes millions
Tugboat pilot Barry Meredith hauls barges of oil as big as football fields for a living. He calls his route “the loop, ” which starts with him guiding his boat and two empty 300-foot barges into the Port of Catoosa, outside Tulsa, Okla. Meredith steers toward a cluster of seven storage tanks brimming with crude that’s been trucked in from wells in Oklahoma and Kansas.
Moving 43, 000 barrels of oil from the tanks into the barges is a 12-hour process, and one mistake can mean disaster. “You get 4, 000 barrels going through that hose every hour, and you let something ass up. … Man, it makes a big mess, ” Meredith says in his Florida drawl, his face deeply tanned from 19 years on a tugboat. At dawn the next day he’ll leave for Mobile, Ala. The route of winding rivers is more than 1, 300 miles long and takes about a week.
“It’s a haul, man, ” says Meredith. “You leave here and go back out the Arkansas River. Then you hit the Mississippi and take it down to New Orleans and into some industrial locks. Once you’re through those, you scoot across Mississippi Sound and on over to Mobile Bay and into the Mobile harbor.” Next stop is a storage facility in Mobile leased by Hunt Oil. Meredith says Hunt will take this domestic crude and mix it with lower-grade oil from Venezuela. He’ll then barge the blend up to Hunt’s refinery in Tuscaloosa, where it’ll be turned into gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel, and asphalt. Meredith then will head back to Catoosa and start all over again.
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Societe General Lose $7Billion On Futures, How Come Nobody Spotted This Rogue Trader Losing His "Barings"
He has been dismissed ( in his obvious absence), should he be made to pay it back ?
I find it very, very , very hard to believe that one junior trader caused that kind of loss... the words " scapegoat" and " cover-up" keep ringing in my ears.
...and EVEN if it was true that this one trader was actually responsible...what in the world does this say for the training, methods, discipline and/or supervision that this company uses day- to- day ? C'mon, they are handling funds that are equivalent to the total net worth of probably half the COUNTRIES on this earth...