Texas oil magnate and now wind energy supporter T. Boone Pickens acknowledged Monday that Americans’ home heating expenses could go up and farmers’ fertilizer made from natural gas could be more expensive under his Pickens Plan.
BISMARCK — Oil magnate T. Boone Pickens said the estimated $70 billion it would cost for a new electric power transmission grid in the U.S. would be well-spent compared to the $350 billion to $700 billion per year the nation spends on foreign oil.
Billionaire Texas oilman T. Boone Pickens pitched his alternative energy plan on a day when the wind was gusting up to 40 mph and oil prices soared by more than $5 a barrel. He found a favorable audience.
“Nobody got up in that auditorium and left the room,” Pickens said after Thursday’s town hall meeting. “Everybody sat there because they were afraid they were going to miss something.”
By Dave Kolpack, The Associated Press
, August 22, 2008
The public will get to hear legendary Texas oilman and recent wind energy convert T. Boone Pickens when he speaks at a Bismarck energy conference later this year.
Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., said Thursday that Pickens will be a keynote speaker for the Great Plains Energy Expo and Showcase in Bismarck Nov. 10-11. His talk is set for 1:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Bismarck Civic Center.
Dorgan said Pickens’ address will be free and open to the public. The rest of the conference is open only to registered participants who pay a $60 fee.
By Janell Cole, N.D. Capitol Bureau
, August 08, 2008
T. Boone Pickens is one of America’s biggest independent oil producers, so he could be forgiven if he simply chose to sit back and pile up his profits. But the Texas entrepreneur is convinced that America must break its dependence on oil as a major source of energy, and has announced that over the next few weeks he is going to outline in the major media a plan for doing exactly that. He is right on the money, and I am going to listen carefully to what he has to say.
, July 23, 2008
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