T. Boone Pickens, the long-time oilman turned natural gas advocate, claims to know something we don't. You see, Pickens thinks that God buried massive amounts of natural gas under the U.S. Last May, at the AFVI Expo, Pickens said:
For T. Boone, it's "The Plan" that matters most. Now, some three years after announcing "The Plan," Pickens' dreams have hit a significant milestone. On Wednesday, Congressmen John Sullivan (R-OK), Dan Boren (D-OK), John Larson (D-CT) and Kevin Brady (R-TX) introduced the NAT GAS Act (H.R. 1380) – a bill that aims to provide incentives to automakers and buyers of natural gas-powered vehicles. The NAT GAS Act is sort of the culmination of what Pickens has been working on for three-plus years. GigaOM talked with Pickens prior to the act's official announcement and we've embedded video of the exclusive interview after the jump.We got lucky. We showed up with a resource that is even better than the oil, which is natural gas. Where did it come from? It came from our technology in this country in developing the shale. ... I'm convinced, as I get closer and closer to going – I'm 82 and what I mean by going is serious going – that I want to be sure and give all credit where I think it should go. I'm not kidding you, I think it's divine intervention.