No Wind, Plenty of Gas in Updated Pickens Plan

T. Boone Pickens, the billionaire Texas oilman, today updated the presentation for his Pickens Plan to get the country off of foreign oil. The updated plan focuses almost entirely on natural gas, and makes no mention of the wind power he also peddled two years ago.

Using his signature whiteboard, Pickens argued that the country's 8 million 18-wheeler trucks were the key to cutting the country's oil imports from OPEC (5 million barrels per day) in half. The trucks, which currently run on diesel, could be converted to natural gas in seven years, he said.

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