News and Updates

“Blood Oil” author Leif Wenar on America’s OPEC oil dependence

  • April 7, 2016

This week’s Pickens Podcast features a very smart guy, Leif Wenar, who wrote a very smart book called “Blood Oil.” It is a serious look at the way OPEC and others have manipulated the industrialized world into dependence on their oil. Amazon.com writes: “BLOOD OIL shows how the West can now lead a peaceful revolution Continue Reading

Former Senate Majority Leaders Daschle and Lott on how to fix the U.S. political system

  • March 28, 2016

The Pickens Podcast episode for this week features my conversation with two former U.S. Senators who have each served as Majority Leader. Tom Daschle (D) and Trent Lott (R) may represent the last time in our lifetimes we will have seen two men, with opposite views, from different political parties, work together to solve great Continue Reading

TIME: Dear President Trump or President Clinton – Here’s Your Energy Agenda

  • March 21, 2016

An article posted by Time captures what we have been talking about since I started the Pickens Plan in 2008, and that’s the incredible opportunity we have to solve the OPEC oil problem once and for all by moving natural gas into the heavy duty truck and fleet sector. It is written by energy writer Continue Reading

Pickens Podcast Episode 21: New York Times columnist Joe Nocera

  • March 16, 2016

As the NCAA March Madness Tournament kicks off this week, my 21st podcast is with Joe Nocera, New York Times columnist and author of the new book, Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA. Joe has been a highly respected business writer for the Times, was a columnist on the op-ed page, Continue Reading

Pickens Podcast: Tom Ridge on Apple vs FBI and the natural gas revolution

  • March 9, 2016

My latest Pickens Podcast episode is a chat with former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge. Prior to being elected Governor, Ridge was a Republican Congressman from Erie. He left the Governor’s mansion at the call of President George W. Bush to come to Washington and set up the Department of Homeland Security of which he was Continue Reading

A fascinating conversation with former U.S. Senator Tom Coburn

  • February 29, 2016

This week’s Pickens Podcast features former U.S. Senator from Oklahoma, Dr. Tom Coburn. Boone discusses Sen. Coburn’s plan to invoke Article V of the U.S. Constitution: “On the application of the legislatures of two thirds of the several states, shall call a convention for proposing amendments …” Dr. Coburn believes he can reach Continue Reading

Learn about the most important development for heavy-duty vehicles in decades.

  • February 12, 2016

It’s time to revolutionize clean, sustainable, heavy-duty transportation in America. Learn more at ngvgamechanger.com. Continue Reading

We need to capitalize on America's energy revolution today

  • February 10, 2016

Few people enjoy a better understanding of global geopolitics than former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Karl Rove. Last week, he and I chatted about the energy revolution the world is currently witnessing. Here are my five takeaways: American ingenuity has changed the world. If you think the Saudis are happy about $30 oil, Continue Reading

Karl Rove and T. Boone Pickens talk political strategy and history

  • February 5, 2016

This week’s Pickens Podcast is among the most enjoyable we’ve ever done. That’s what happens when you spend time with old friends, and I’ve known Karl Rove going back to the 1980s. Whether you agree with his politics or not, he is one of the best strategic political thinkers in modern times. But, what you Continue Reading

Boone on Bloomberg GO: Watch Out for Recession

T. Boone Pickens discusses the U.S. economy, risk of recession and the price and production of oil. Continue Reading