Dakota Gold – Plaza, LLC is a joint venture between its President and CEO, Cody Moe, and the TrailStone Group.
Mr. Moe is a well-established crude oil trucking and construction entrepreneur with seven years of experience in the Bakken. He began working construction when he was a teenager. Mr. Moe started his own construction company a few years later, building the business to execute large projects for customers including Baker Hughes, Cargill, Enterprise Products Partners L.P., John Deere, and Petro-Hunt, LLC. In 2011 he formed a crude oil trucking company, growing the company from one truck to a fleet of 23 trucks hauling more than 23,000 barrels per day. Born in Watertown, South Dakota, Mr. Moe has a deep understanding of the oil and gas industry and the infrastructure challenges that have accompanied rapid growth of crude oil production in the Bakken.
Formed in April 2013, TrailStone is a global commodities logistics and physical trading company staffed with experienced commodity professionals from all sectors. Funded by Riverstone Holdings, LLC and the direct investment of the TrailStone partners and employees, offices have been established in London, Berlin, Sydney, Austin and New York. TrailStone recently acquired U.S. Oil and Refining Co., whose assets include a 42,000 bpd refinery located in Tacoma, Washington, and best-in-class rail, pipe, marine and truck logistics in the Pacific Northwest and the Bakken Shale.