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T. Boone Pickens returned to the AFVI stage to give the expo's opening talk about, surprise, natural gas and transportation. We'll have a report of that event up in a bit, but we got a chance to ask him a few questions about things he didn't speak about from the stage, including his involvement with the mysterious and possibly troubled V-Vehicles. Pickens told AutoblogGreen that, "I don't even keep up with that, someone else does." This isn't to say Pickens doesn't know anything about the compan

Somewhere, perhaps, T. Boone Pickens is smiling. Honda's natural gas-powered Civic GX – the only passenger vehicle powered by this fuel available for sale in the U.S. – just increased its area of availability by a third. Until now, you could only buy the GX in California (since 2006) and New York (since 2007). Starting today, Honda dealers in Utah will also be able to sell the NGV to retail customers, and the state is offering a $3,000 state tax credit on top of the $4,000 federal cr

FuelMaker, the Honda company that makes the Phill natural gas home refueling system, was forced into involuntary bankruptcy about a month ago. For a while, T. Boone Pickens' Clean Energy Fuels was maybe going to buy the company, but that didn't happen. Honda has found a buyer for FuelMaker, though, in Fuel Systems Solutions Inc. FSS announced yesterday that the $7 million transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2009.