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Energy Video Series

My plan for advancing the cause of energy security

  • July 16, 2014

We’re celebrating six years of the Pickens Plan by continuing to refine and expand the principles we’ve been working toward. Because of your hard work, energy policy is an agenda item in a huge percentage of federal, state, and local campaigns leading up to the elections this November. I have created a short video explaining Continue Reading

The Five Pickens Principles of Energy

  • July 10, 2014

As we celebrate the 6th anniversary of the Pickens Plan, I’ve come up with a great way to summarize what we should focus on to ensure we continue to make progress in achieving the goal of greater energy security for our nation. Remember, a key objective is eliminating once and for all the national security Continue Reading

Energy industry moving back to United States

  • February 19, 2014

Congratulations! We live in the only country on Earth whose oil and gas production is increasing along with its reserves. America is enjoying an energy renaissance while the rest of world is suffering a decline in reserves and production and a corresponding increase in prices. This is big news. Cheap, abundant, domestic energy affects everything Continue Reading

Why I’m for Lifting the Ban on Crude Oil Exports

  • January 10, 2014

Forty years ago, the Arab Oil Embargo changed the way America thinks about energy. After finding ourselves at the mercy of a bunch of oil states, we panicked. The government put price controls in place, the Strategic Petroleum Reserve was launched, and all oil exports were banned. Thanks to recent breakthroughs in technology, however, our Continue Reading

Open up ANWR

  • November 5, 2013

The Trans-Alaska Pipeline was built more than 30 years ago, and at one time we were getting more than 2 million barrels a day out of it. Now that number has fallen almost 75 percent to about half a million barrels a day. I’m all for getting it back up to 2 million, aren’t you? Continue Reading

It’s time to discuss the future of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

  • October 10, 2013

The Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) was established 40 years ago to protect America from another OPEC oil embargo. With that in mind, the federal government pumped 750 million barrels of oil into salt caverns beneath Louisiana and Mississippi for safekeeping. But the truth is we have rarely tapped the SPR in the four decades it’s Continue Reading

Saudi oil is going to run out, and we need a plan before it does

  • September 23, 2013

Every day, Saudi Arabia exports 9.3 million barrels of oil. That makes the Saudis the largest oil exporter on earth. And they need to be. Why? Because the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is a welfare state, a very wealthy welfare state. Seventy percent of the country is under 30, and 40 percent of those young Continue Reading

Are electric vehicles the answer?

  • August 6, 2013

People always ask me, “Are electric vehicles the answer?” The truth is as long as you don’t want to haul anything or go too far, they sure are. Remember – I’m for anything American, and that includes electric vehicles. But an electric battery won’t power an 18-wheeler. Just like 18-wheelers, locomotives can’t move on a Continue Reading

High gasoline prices and the need for natural gas

  • July 22, 2013

If you have a vehicle, you’ve seen what’s happening to gasoline prices. They’re going up, and in a hurry. As you may have seen on CNBC this morning, average national prices rose 12 cents in the past week alone. Take a look at this video and you’ll have a better idea of why it’s happening. Continue Reading

The Natural Gas Highway is OPEN!

  • July 16, 2013

Since the Pickens Plan launched in July 2008, we’ve made enormous progress in getting America the energy plan it deserves. We’ve now got the cheapest fuel in the world, be it oil, natural gas, or gasoline. In addition, more and more of our heavy-duty trucks are running on domestic natural gas instead of OPEC oil. Continue Reading