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Principal - Kenneth DuBose is the managing partner of KED Interests, LLC and past President of Cheyenne Minerals Inc., an independent oil and gas company operating in Texas, Oklahoma, and Mississippi. He began his energy industry career as a petroleum engineer with ARCO Oil & Gas Company. As natural gas deregulation approached the industry in the late 80’s, Mr. DuBose directed development of natural gas storage projects along the U.S. Gulf Coast with Tejas Power Corp. He was a founding member of U.S. Minerals, (acquired by Novistar, a unit of Torch Energy in 1999) a provider of internet based education for America’s oil & gas royalty owners.
Mr. DuBose holds a Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Mississippi State University. He has served on multiple industry steering committees, non-profit boards, and is an active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the National Association of Royalty Owners, the American Association of Professional Landmen, as well as being a Registered Investment Advisor. He writes on topics of oil and gas investing, wealth management and personal finance, having appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Kiplinger’s, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, Houston Business Journal, The Legal News and Financial Advisor magazine.
Director – Reagan T. (R.T.) Dukes is a Director at KED Interests, LLC and a former consultant with Wood Mackenzie’s upstream energy group where he advised major oil companies on corporate growth strategies, the macro business environment, and overall opportunity screening. Prior to his role as a consultant, he led a research team with a primary focus in the Rocky Mountains, as well as working the Gulf Coast Region. He also contributed to Wood Mackenzie’s North American oil and gas supply view and provided expertise in the areas of unconventional gas, shale plays, and tight oil.
Mr. Dukes graduated Cum Laude from Texas A&M University with a bachelors degree in accounting and a masters degree in finance. He currently serves on the board of Charm Prison Ministries and the Former Student Advisory Board for the Professional Program in Accounting at Texas A&M. He writes and speaks on topics including oil and gas shale plays, oil and gas operating companies, and pipeline companies, having appeared in World Oil, Platts, and The Oil and Gas Investor magazines.