As I've said all along, reversing forty years of no energy plan in America takes bipartisan leadership and time - I'm confident we can do it together and put this country back on the right path.
There's deep support on Capitol Hill for legislation that will jump-start the use of abundant, American natural gas to replace foreign oil in transportation. Fortunately, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and others are working…Continue
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I never had the opportunity to serve in uniform. I was either too young, too old or too married with too many children. But that hasn¹t stopped me from being grateful every single day to the men and women who have answered our nation's call. Nor has it stopped me from realizing and educating others about how our reliance on foreign oil affects those who serve our nation, at home and abroad.…
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Dallas Morning News
By T. Boone Pickens
Decades ago, my father told me, "A fool with a plan can beat a genius with no plan. Son, your mom and I are concerned we have a fool with no plan." I'd like to think I have proved them wrong, but it's a great analogy for the energy problems now facing our country.
We are a nation without an energy plan, and we're fools for not moving to solve that issue.
Our dependence on foreign oil has…
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It's been an active week, to say the least. The 2010 midterm elections are all but finished, and tens of millions of Americans across the nation did their civic duty by voting.
People cast their votes based upon personal decisions - political ideology, certain policy issues and other matters that are important to their daily lives. According to the various exit polls and election experts, the strength of our nation's economy and national security were among…Continue
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This was the year of the oil spill. Deepwater Horizon dominated headlines, ignited public furor and brought energy to the forefront. But it was also the year Congress grew complacent on energy, the price of oil nearly tripled to $80 a barrel from $30 in 2008, and China's thirst for oil showed no signs of slowing down. These are the year's seven most powerful stories in energy.
T. Boone Pickens is chairman and founder of BP Capital Management. …
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The University of Alabama Crimson White
Last Monday evening, entrepreneur and alternative energy proponent T. Boone Pickens visited Tuscaloosa to promote his alternative energy movement. The “Pickens Plan” is a coordinated, comprehensive plan to use natural gas to reduce U.S. dependence on foreign oil, especially the oil we buy from OPEC.
The major thrust of Pickens Plan is to convert our commercial transport from diesel fuel to natural gas. The U.S.A. has…
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By Patrick Rupinski
TUSCALOOSA | T. Boone Pickens brought his crusade to end America's dependence on foreign oil to the University of Alabama on Monday night with a simple message — it does not matter what technology and fuels are embraced as long as they tap America's resources.
“What you don't want to do is trade off Saudi oil and end up with Chinese batteries,” he said in response to a student's question, which…
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Richmond Times Dispatch
Natural gas is one of the most abundant natural resources in America. Until recently, it was generally assumed that our supply was limited to “conventional” natural gas, which is extracted from geologic formations associated with petroleum deposits, and “coalbed methane,” which occurs in conjunction with coal deposits.
Those are the two types of natural gas found in Virginia. Over the past decade, new developments in drilling…
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Crucial Senate vote looms after the elections.
By Chris Casteel
WASHINGTON — T. Boone Pickens said Wednesday he is still optimistic Congress will pass a bill this year to boost production of heavy duty trucks that run on natural gas, and that he won't give up if the legislation fails in a postelection session.
"I'm not going to quit," Pickens told reporters at a hotel near the White House. "I'll try as hard as I can this year, and…
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