We’ve been marching together for a long time, and July 8 will mark the one-year anniversary of the Pickens Plan and the first celebration of Energy Independence Day.
Before we started you wouldn’t have found very many people who understood why natural gas is so important to our economy, our environment and our national security. Now almost everyone understands why we need to use domestic natural gas as a… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 26, 2009 at 11:01am —
Tune in to American Chopper on TLC, Thursday, June 25, at 9/8c to watch the crew from Orange County Choppers (OCC) build the world's first natural gas-powered chopper.
Built to show America the promise of natural gas as a clean energy resource, and in conjunction with Chesapeake Energy's 20th anniversary, the talented crew from the hit TV show American Chopper partnered with the company to build a natural gas-powered bike. The… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 24, 2009 at 8:30pm —
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is calling on members of the House to pass legislation that he says will "spark a clean energy transformation" and reduce the nation's dependence on foreign oil.
Obama told reporters at a Tuesday midday news conference that the legislation will also deal with the problem of pollution that causes global warming. And he says it will be paid for by the polluters.
Obama said the… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 23, 2009 at 12:00pm —
By Mark Williams Associated Press
Sunday, June 21, 2009
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The country's natural gas reserves are much bigger than previously thought, according to a report released Thursday.
Thanks to new technology that has allowed producers to drill for gas in shale rock, the Potential Gas Committee in Golden, Colo., said that the country's estimated reserves are 35 percent higher than just two years ago and have reached the highest level since the group started… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 22, 2009 at 4:55pm —
The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee approved by a vote of 15 to 8 a piece of legislation that would open up huge areas of the Gulf of Mexico and elsewhere for drilling of oil and natural gas. It also contains requirements for increases in renewable energy generation, and a number of other energy-related measures, but it seems a sad and regressive alternative to Waxman-Markey, which may reach a floor vote in the House by next… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 22, 2009 at 3:56pm —
From: Pickens Plan DC Team
To: Pickens Plan District Leaders
Subject: A Big Week for Natural Gas!
Support for H.R. 1835, the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (NAT GAS), keeps building with your help to get more cosponsors—we’re up to nearly 70 bipartisan cosponsors now. You know that the NAT GAS Act will help us reduce our reliance on foreign oil and will make the… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 19, 2009 at 4:25pm —
It's the most modest of modest proposals. And yet it has drawn opposition.
It's a tax credit, good for individuals and corporations, that would encourage Louisiana people to make the switch to natural gas as a fuel for their automobiles.
The House version of the bill, introduced by Rep. Jane Smith, R-Bossier City, passed Thursday. State Sen. Nick Gautreaux, D-Abbeville, has the same bill awaiting action in the Senate.
The bill's tax credits are nothing if not… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 15, 2009 at 1:24pm —
By Michael Newsom / The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
BILOXI -- The creator and namesake of the "Pickens Plan" for more renewable energy and less foreign oil said Tuesday he expects significant energy legislation by year’s end. He also called for pressure on Washington to produce solutions.
T. Boone Pickens -- well-known for the $58 million advertising campaign for his energy plan -- addressed the Southern Growth Policies Board, which Gov. Haley… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 12, 2009 at 3:52pm —
By ALAN SAYRE / Associated Press
After recurring energy crises over four decades, Americans concerned about national security are ready for the United States to adopt a strong policy that will wean the country off imported oil, investor T. Boone Pickens said Tuesday.
Addressing the Southern Growth Policies Board energy conference, Pickens said that if the U.S. continues to spend trillions of dollars on imported oil over the next decade, little else can be… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 12, 2009 at 3:28pm —
By Steve Phillips - bio | email
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Texas billionaire T. Boone Pickens brought his energy plan to Biloxi on Tuesday. The oil tycoon was the keynote speaker at the closing session of the Southern Energy conference.
Though he made many millions in the oil industry, these days Pickens is promoting alternative energy sources like wind and natural gas.
The "Pickens Plan" was designed to wean the United States from foreign oil, and is getting lots of… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 12, 2009 at 3:26pm —
We recently finished eight years of following a Texas oil man. Now, another comes forth. This fellow, T. Boone Pickens, is barnstorming the country with a message and a plan. The message is right on. The plan, it's better than what we're doing, too.
Pickens stopped in Arkansas this week to spread his central tenet, one we've noted for some time: Continuing to buy foreign oil is a recipe for fiscal ruin.
He suggested that oil will cost $300 a barrel in 10 years, making our… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 12, 2009 at 3:22pm —
WASHINGTON (June 10, 2009) — U.S. energy leader T. Boone Pickens highlighted propane as an important part of the Pickens Plan, citing propane’s environmentally friendly profile and ample production in the United States.
Pickens made the announcement at a propane industry event in Washington, together with Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) President and CEO Roy Willis.
“America has the opportunity today to reduce its dependence on foreign oil while protecting… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 11, 2009 at 5:37pm —
Predictions of $250 a barrel on fears for oil reserves, hopes of economic recovery and hedging against weak dollar
Oil will last for decades, according to BP, but advocates of 'peak oil' believe reserves are dwindling Photograph: David McNew/Getty Images
The price of oil burst through the $71 a barrel mark today amid revelations that proven reserves had fallen for the first time in 10 years and predictions that the… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 11, 2009 at 10:12am —
Propane is an important domestic energy resource that is largely produced from domestic natural gas - it’s a natural fit for the Pickens Plan. Commercially, propane is the only reliable source of gas for people and businesses and ranches and farms in rural America beyond the natural gas… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 5, 2009 at 5:40pm —
U.S. Sent $21.6 Billion Overseas and Imported 366 Million Barrels of Oil in May 2009
Dallas – June 5, 2009 –Today energy expert T. Boone Pickens provided his sixth consecutive monthly update on the level of United States’ oil importation.
Pickens said that based on the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA), the U.S. imported 65 percent of its oil, or 366 million barrels, in May 2009, sending… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 5, 2009 at 5:37pm —
From: Pickens Plan DC Team
To: Pickens Plan District Leaders
Subject: Back at it!
Congressional recess flew by and thank you for reaching out to your Members of Congress – it’s making the difference.
Over the last few weeks, co-sponsorship of H.R. 1835, the New Alternative Transportation to Give Americans Solutions Act (NAT GAS) has grown to almost 60. Boone was in D.C. this week… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on June 5, 2009 at 5:33pm —