Jurassic Fuel Trading is an independent fuel trading company whose management and staff collectively have more than 60 years of experience in both the upstream and mid-stream energy industry.
JFT Management Team
Dennis R. Kittler
Managing Member and Founder
Dennis R. Kittler, Managing Member and Founder of Jurassic Fuel Trading, LLC, has been in the upstream side of the energy industry for more than three decades of crude oil producing operations involving exploration and production of hundreds of oil and gas wells both onshore and offshore USA. Jurassic Fuel Trading (“JFT”) has extensive knowledge and experience in producing crude oil and now the broader energy business. Before founding Jurassic Fuel Trading, LLC, in 2015, Mr. Kittler held the position of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of a number of privately owned energy and oil and gas operating companies that specialized in the acquisition of producing properties and generating seismic-based oil drilling prospects along the Mid and Upper Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast, Oklahoma and Mississippi.
After having earned his Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in Finance at Coe College in Iowa, Mr. Kittler received his Master of Business Administration (MBA), with honors, in Marketing Management at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota. Following his term of active duty with the US Army and the US Army Reserves from 1967 through 1972, he held management and executive level positions with several nationally recognized corporations until he began his oil career in 1975 as a marketing specialist in the Rocky Mountain region for ENI Exploration Company. He soon became a partner and Vice President with that firm, which structured, sponsored and marketed more than fifty (50) diversified oil and gas drilling programs that involved dozens of industry partners and drilled hundreds of oil and natural gas wells throughout the United States and Canada, as the largest fund raiser within the independent oil and gas industry.
In 1979, Mr. Kittler became President and CEO of a Houston-based independent oil and gas exploration and production company involved in drilling and operating wells throughout the Mid and Upper Texas Gulf Coast region. In late 1986, after the company had divested and sold its Texas producing properties, Mr. Kittler traveled overseas to form a joint venture with the Republic of China (China National Oil Co.), along with selected clients in South Korea, including Lucky Gold Star Corp., pursuing producing oil drilling properties to supply crude oil for their refinery feed stock source needs.
It was a natural shift into the fuel trading business having dealt with many refineries, suppliers, re-sellers and buyers or end-users over the years. Jurassic Fuel Trading (“JFT”) is building strong and lasting relationships focused solely on achieving results for both our suppliers and our buyers. JFT management understands the importance of accessing the buyer’s product needs at the best competitive market prices. Jurassic Fuel Trading through its industry relationships now has access to Shell Oil’s Trading Desk and Chevron’s Trading Desk along with several refineries. JFT management will carefully vet out each buyer and each transaction’s specifications prior to accepting a “request for quote”. Our management and staff adhere to and believe in ethical and professional standards committed to serve the needs of our buyers and the rigid procedural requirements of our suppliers.
Mr. Kittler is an active member in the Houston Geological Society, Houston Producers’ Forum, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Texas Independent Producers and Royalty Owners Association and Independent Petroleum Association of America. He is also active with the American Association of Professional Landsmen, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers and a number of other professional organizations. A member of the Petroleum Club of Houston, Mr. Kittler is also active member of Sigma Nu Fraternity (Beta Epsilon) and with the Houston West Chamber of Commerce, the Galveston Island Chamber of Commerce and Lakeside Improvement Association’s Board of Directors, the Galveston Historical Foundation and Knights of Momus (Galveston). He is a life member of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo and founding member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, as well as a member of the National Rifle Association of America, Ducks Unlimited, National Turkey Federation and Coastal Conservation of Texas.
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