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Source:
T. BOONE PICKENS: WAKE UP, AMERICA! WE’RE FOOLS WITHOUT AN ENERGY PLAN.
Jason Gots
Big Think, July 21, 2011, 1:27 PM
http://bigthink.com/ideas/39377

Category: Energy, Video

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4 Responses to “T. BOONE PICKENS: AMERICA NEEDS AN ENERGY PLAN”

  1. streeteye says:

    Preferably one that can make him a ton of money.

    Isn’t central planning great when it does that?

    http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/272559/koch-vs-pickens-kevin-d-williamson

    We need these oil and nuclear guys, but you can’t trust them as far as you can throw them.

  2. romerjt says:

    Please, we can not be trapped by this narrow thinking of whether or not Pickens might benefit or the government would spend money. Incentivizing the effort to build a NatGas infrastructure is what government is for – as in railroads, airlines and trucking. How much does it cost to ensure that the St of Hormuz stays open, how much did the Iraq war cost? Please, focus on the benefits of developing and even selling this abundant natural / energy resource. Whether some multimillionaire makes a few more millions unfortunate if true but – man, it is NOT the point.

    I just worry about a “Catch 22″ situation in which the realistic threat of an energy policy crashes the cartel and Wall Street traders and the price of oil falls to the cost of production price that makes an energy policy seem unnecessary. imagine that.

  3. boveri says:

    Straight forward good advice for young folks looking for a career path.

  4. victor says:

    Every private energy company has “a plan”: strategic, projected revenues etc. The best Government can do is to foster an environment where these energy companies have responsible, competitive access to the vast resources still off limits due to excessive regulation, special interests and political shenanigans. Just look at Alaska’s ANWR: had Clinton not vetoed its development, the Trans Alaska pipeline would be running full (not at 30% capacity as today) and we’d be importing 1 million barrels/day less, the exact amount of crude we’re importing from our friendly chap Hugo Chavez of Venezuela who also owns Citgo, a major refiner here. Citgo refines about as much as Shell in the US. 1 million barrels a day is 5% of US’ consumption; on a prorated population basis is like saying that the entire crude oil consumption of 15.5 million Americans would be covered; say, the states of Ill and Conn?