Monthly Oil Numbers

Barrels of Oil Imported by the U.S.
284 Million
in April 2014

% Imported from Foreign Countries
in April 2014

Money Sent Overseas
$30.6 Billion
in April 2014


My plan for advancing the cause of energy security

We're celebrating six years of the Pickens Plan by continuing to refine and expand the principles we’ve been working toward. Because of your hard work, energy policy is an agenda item in a huge percentage of federal, state, and local campaigns leading up to the elections this November.

I have created a short video explaining the Five Pickens Principles of Energy. I’m asking you to watch it, and then send it along to anyone in your contact list with an interest in advancing the cause of energy security.

The Five Principles are:

1. Establish one agency with accountability and responsibility for Energy Policy in America.

2. Inject real fuel competition in our transportation system.

3. Cool down the rhetoric on exporting natural gas to Europe and Asia. Let’s use it to build our own economy.

4. Establish a North American Energy Alliance with two of our largest oil traders, Mexico and Canada.

5. Remember that energy does not operate in a free market.

We’re moving forward, and I’m thrilled you’re along for the journey. Soon we will give you opportunities to have your voice heard in this election cycle.


Sep 5 2014

U.S. Leads the World in Natural Gas Production

Sep 5, 2014

America continues to make strides toward energy independence, and we’ve got the facts to prove.

In 2013, domestic natural gas production reached a new all-time high of 328 billion cubic feet per day (BCPD), vaulting the U.S. ahead of Russia and Qatar to the top spot globally. Since 2009, U.S. natural gas production has grown an astonishing 20 percent.

Yet from an energy consumption standpoint, natural gas ranks third globally. Overall usage is approximately 24 percent of all primary energy consumed. Meanwhile oil’s share is 33 percent and coal’s share is 30 percent.

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Aug 28 2014

Pickens Plan Website a Hub for State-based Activity

Aug 28, 2014 – the website dedicated to T. Boone Pickens’ plan to get the United States off OPEC oil – has added a major dimension by including state-based data and reports on activities in the states.

After years of focusing on the Congress and Administration in Washington, Mr. Pickens was one of the first leading thinkers to point out that the real action had switched to state capitals “because Governors and State Legislators can’t hide from their constituents. They have to solve problems, start projects, and compete against the other states for new businesses.”

On, readers can click on the Policy link in the navigation menu and choose to read about the Pickens Plan goals for state governments (State Policy Goals); the status of bills in statehouses across the nation (Pickens Patriots); and a summary of the status of natural gas policies, state-by-state (State Policy Synopsis).

Check out this exciting new section on as a major addition to your Pickens Plan Army toolkit.

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Aug 24 2014

JOBS1st Summit in Pittsburgh

Aug 24, 2014

Want to see energy leadership? Then meet me at Governor Tom Corbett’s JOBS1st Summit in Pittsburgh. Tune in for the live webcast, August 25-26.

Pennsylvania isn’t waiting on Washington. Like many other states, it is using its abundant energy resources to attract businesses, develop infrastructure, and fund programs that end our dangerous dependence on OPEC oil. No wonder Pennsylvania has added 175,000 private sector jobs and reduced its unemployment rate to 5.7 percent, well below the national average. The reason is a simple one: Pennsylvania has a plan – an energy plan – and it’s working.

It’s time all states followed Pennsylvania’s lead.


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