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T. Boone Pickens

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Pickens: Governors Take Energy Into Their Own Hands

"The 21st century gold rush is shale containing oil or natural gas. Huge deposits have been discovered around the nation, instantly adding jobs. ... Now, we need to create demand. The most efficient way to do that is to move our fleet of heavy-duty trucks from diesel that is largely imported from OPEC to natural gas that is produced in North America. … The move in both intellectual energy and fossil energy from Washington to the states – fueled by natural gas – will be the big idea for 2013."

--T. Boone Pickens, founder, chairman and CEO at BP Capital and TBP Investments Management.

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