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During his career, the oft-quoted T. Boone Pickens has appeared regularly in the Wall Street Journal and other national and international publications and on daily business programming on CNBC, CNN, and Fox News. CNBC first coined the term "Oracle of Oil" to reference Pickens and his uncanny accuracy in calling oil price movements. He also has been the cover subject for the following periodicals: Business Week, June 12, 2008; D CEO magazine, June 2008; Philanthropy World, Issue 4 Volume 11; 100 Most Influential People of the Petroleum Century, 2000; Texas Business, September 1996; Investment Dealers’ Digest, December 1988; Ultra, October 1986; Futures, August 1986; Time, March 1985; Business Week, May 1985; Chief Executive, Autumn 1985; Regardie’s, December 1985, Westward, 1984, and Fortune 1983.

What American Leaders Have Said About T. Boone Pickens and The Pickens Plan
"Last year, more than 150 members of Congress from both sides of the aisle produced legislation providing incentives to use clean-burning natural gas in our vehicles instead of oil. And that's a big deal. Getting 150 members of Congress to agree on anything is a big deal. And they were even joined by T. Boone Pickens, a businessman who made his fortune on oil, but who is out there making the simple point that we can't simply drill our way out of our energy problems." – President Barack Obama, 3/30/11 - Read More

T. Boone Pickens In The News: Some Recent Items of Note

Huff Post Business 4-11-2013
When It Comes to the World's Oil Supply, There Is No Free Market

Forbes 09-24-2012
T. Boone Pickens shares with Forbes Life the point in his mid-20s when he decided he had to strike out on his own.

The Dallas Morning News 10-06-2012
T. Boone Pickens is psychoanalyzed in front of 450 people who came to the Center for BrainHealth to learn what makes the legendary oilman's mind tick.

Forbes 09-07-2012
When T. Boone Pickens told Big Oil To "take this job and shove it."

The Dallas Morning News 08-27-2012
T. Boone Pickens is fully on-board with the four-team playoff coming to major college football in 2014 — just not for the reason you may think.

Wall Street Journal 07-06-2012
T. Boone Pickens has been extremely generous to Oklahoma State. His $165 million donation is one of the largest ever to a college sports program, and his giving over the years has totaled nearly half a billion dollars, including recent gifts to academic programs and pledges to provide funding upon his death. But the problems that bedeviled his athletics-development plan offer a cautionary tale about the risks colleges take when they allow big donors to call many of the shots.

Wall Street Journal 05-25-11
Investor T. Boone Pickens has a vision of American highways in which trucks are powered by natural gas—and nudged along by government subsidies. Charles Koch, one of the richest men in the country, is gunning hard to block taxpayer money from boosting his fellow billionaire's dream.

The New York Times 04-11-11
Columnist Joe Nocera writes that Congress should pass the "Boone Pickens Bill."

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart 01-27-11
T. Boone Pickens talks about the need to change America's commitment and addiction to foreign oil.

The Texas Tribune 06-10-10
Boone Pickens talks about the BP oil spill, natural gas and wind power.

Time magazine May 2009
In its 2009 Time 100, the news magazine enlists Ted Turner to explain why T. Boone Pickens ranks second in the Builders and Titans category of its world's most influential people list.

Texas Monthly magazine September 2008
The most famous wildcatter in Texas history is spending $58 million of his own money to promote the Pickens Plan, which proposes massive wind farms (which he’s already building), more reliance on natural gas (which he has a huge stake in), and ways to combat global warming (which loyal Republicans aren’t supposed to believe is real) to break America’s addiction to foreign oil.

D CEO magazine June 2008
In the same way that T. Boone Pickens long has drawn possibility—and oil—from uncharted terrain, he sees potential in the unharnessed currents that kick dust across the Texas plains. 

Forbes Magazine June 2008
T. Boone Pickens gets a brain scan, and Forbes magazine tags along to find out how a billionaire really thinks. 

The Dallas Morning News 05-25-08
T. Boone Pickens' prediction: Oil production is reaching its peak

Fast Company Magazine 05-09-08
Interview with T. Boone Pickens about his interest in renewable energy

The Dallas Morning News 02-27-08
Pickens pledges $10 million to Dallas' Museum

The Dallas Morning News 03-19-08
Pickens and co-honorees practice dining in the dark to benefit Foundation Fighting Blindness 

New York Times 02-23-08
Move Over, Oil, There’s Money in Texas Wind 

Chronicle of Philanthropy  01-15-08
Americans Who Gave the Most in 2007

Motley Fool 12-31-07
10 Who Affected Energy Most in 2007

The Dallas Morning News 12-10-07
In Jubilee Park, $6M gift is reason for hope 

The Dallas News 08-02-07
Pickens clears air with trip to China 

The Dallas Morning News 05-17-07
Pickens donates $100 million to Medical Institutions

Playboy Magazine January 2007
Far-ranging interview with T. Boone Pickens







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T. Boone Pickens is currently the chairman and CEO of BP Capital, which operates energy focused commodity and equity funds. He is also the largest shareholder in Clean Energy, the largest provider of vehicular natural gas (CNG and LNG) in North America with a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, shuttle, taxi, police, intrastate and interstate trucking, airport and municipal fleet markets.

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