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T. Boone Pickens Biography

Founder and Chariman of BP Capital Management
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"

“The Pickens Plan is a bridge to the future — a blueprint to reduce foreign oil dependence by harnessing domestic energy alternatives, and buy us time to develop even greater new technologies.

Building new wind generation facilities and better utilizing our natural gas resources can replace more than one-third of our foreign oil imports in 10 years. But it will take leadership.”

“Pickens Plan,” (accessed Oct. 16, 2008)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Founder and Chairman, BP Capital Management
  • Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Clean Energy (Natural Gas Company)
  • Founder, Mesa Water
  • Founder, Mesa Energy
  • Founder, Mesa Petroleum
  • Founder, T. Boone Pickens Foundation
  • Honorary Doctorate of Science, Oklahoma State University,2002
  • Board Trustee, Cooper Aerobics Center, 1989-1993
  • Honorary Doctorate of Public Service, George Washington University, 1988
  • Honorary Doctorate of Humanities, Francis Marion College, 1988
  • Distinguished Lecturer, Emory University School of Business, 1987
  • Chariman, Texas Research League, 1984-1985
  • Distinguished Fellow, College of Arts & Sciences, Oklahoma State University, 1982
  • Recipient, Henry G. Bennett Distinguished Service Award, Oklahoma State University, 1982
  • Council Member, National Petroleum Council, 1971
  • BS, Geology, Oklahoma A&M (now Oklahoma State University), 1951
  • Born: May 22, 1928, Holdenville, OK
Quoted in:
  1. Will Increased Oil Drilling Help the US Solve Its Energy Crisis?
  2. Is Global Oil Production at (or Past) Its Peak?