Switching to natural gas would help the environment and boost energy independence
By T. Boone Pickens
October 16, 2009
Since the surge of passenger cars following the establishment of the Interstate Highway System in 1956, America has been addicted to foreign oil.
We are now importing nearly two-thirds of the oil we require, and about 70 percent of that is used to power America's fleet of cars, light trucks and 18-wheelers.
According to the U.S.… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on October 16, 2009 at 11:15am —
See, the Saudis know we mean business!
Oct. 8, 2009, 5:42AM
BANGKOK — There are plenty of needy countries at the U.N. climate talks in Bangkok that make the case they need financial assistance to adapt to the impacts of global warming. Then there are the Saudis.
Saudi Arabia has led a quiet campaign during these and other negotiations — demanding behind closed doors that oil-producing nations get special financial… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on October 8, 2009 at 5:17pm —
Added by Geoff Bailey on October 6, 2009 at 10:54am —
Published: Tuesday, 6 Oct 2009 | 8:15 AM ET
BP Capital Management Founder and Chairman T. Boone Pickens said he continues to expect oil prices to spike when the global economy picks up and spurs greater demand for oil.
In an interview on CNBC, Pickens reiterated his view that oil prices will pass $75 a barrel before the end of this year, and he added that he expects oil prices will average more than $80… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on October 6, 2009 at 10:52am —
October is Energy Awareness Month. With Fall arriving in most parts of the country, this is a great time to check our home insulation, weatherize windows and doors, and install compact fluorescent light bulbs.
One of our long-time Pickens Plan partners, Owens Corning, is a leader in energy efficiency.
We’ve partnered with them to launch a new feature on PickensPlan.com dedicated to… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on October 6, 2009 at 10:23am —
Oil magnate and clean energy champion T. Boone Pickens tried to whip up enthusiasm for domestic natural gas this morning while speaking at the Long Beach Convention Center.
Pickens, founder and chairman of investment firm BP Capital Management, delivered the presidential keynote address for the Solid Waste Assn. of North America’s WasteCon 2009 event. He took a folksy, can-do approach while touting his Pickens Plan for energy… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 30, 2009 at 4:50pm —
Today, I had the pleasure of talking with the Irving, TX Rotary Club. I told them about the Pickens Plan and the importance of HR 1835 and S 1408. The Irving Rotary Club is sending a letter to Senator Cornyn and Senator Hutchison of Texas, asking them to co-sponsor S 1408. Click here to contact your members of Congress.
Rotarians are some of the most civic… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 24, 2009 at 5:32pm —
Over the last several months, Boone has had some great meetings with editorial boards across the country. And the results have been well worth the effort.
Following are some excerpts from what is being written about the Pickens Plan on the editorial pages of some of the most influential newspapers in the United States. We’re making really good progress. Click… Continue
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Check out this cool music video the DC Free Band put together on the Pickens… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 22, 2009 at 4:13pm —
The highly regarded Austin American-Statesman
, which is the newspaper of record in the Texas capital city, today ran an editorial
about Boone, the Pickens Plan, and the continuing effort to reduce our dependence on foreign… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 17, 2009 at 11:56am —
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
When T. Boone Pickens framed U.S. energy dependence on foreign oil as a national security issue, people couldn't agree fast enough. He launched an aggressive advertising campaign pushing wind and solar power as an alternative to imported oil in 2008.
With gasoline prices hovering at $4 a gallon and driving up the cost of anything that had to be shipped, plus the skyrocketing cost of fuel oil causing utility bill spikes, Pickens' message… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 17, 2009 at 11:52am —
Kansas Governor Mark Parkinson has signed the Pickens Pledge for Energy Independence
. Following his lead, Kansas Lt. Governor Troy Findley has also signed the Pickens Pledge. We greatly appreciate their leadership and look forward to working with them to help end America's dependence on foreign oil.
Thanks to your calls and emails, these two elected officials have now taken a stand for energy… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 11, 2009 at 10:33am —
August may be vacation time for many people, but our reliance on foreign oil didn’t take any time off.
In August alone we imported 355 million barrels of oil and sent $25.2 billion overseas – the most spent on foreign oil out of any month this year.
We are digging ourselves deeper into a h*** every day and our economy and security are suffering.
Have you contacted your Members of Congress about the NAT GAS Act yet? If not,… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 10, 2009 at 4:04pm —
Sept. 7 (Bloomberg) -- OPEC’s success in more than doubling oil prices since a five-year low in December will probably persuade ministers to maintain production quotas after this week’s meeting.
Reducing shipments beyond record cutbacks last year would endanger the global economic recovery, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ president said last week. Oil rose to $75 a barrel on Aug. 25, the price Saudi Arabian King Abdullah says is fair for consumers and… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 7, 2009 at 9:12pm —
BY MATTHEW R. SIMMONS
SEPTEMBER 4, 2009
Last week, four of the world's most outspoken oil aficionados waded into the controversy of peak oil, publishing articles packed with myth and distortion. This "Gang of Four" all claimed the issue was silly, moot, or simply a myth. The four pieces were Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin's seven-page article in Foreign Policy, energy analyst Michael Lynch's… Continue
Added by Geoff Bailey on September 6, 2009 at 4:35pm —