The goal was pretty straightforward. Drive from New York City to Detroit – just more than 600 miles – in a Ford F-250 and not use a single drop of gas; well, at least not of the unnatural kind most people put in their tank. No, this big rig, which looked like a giant Ford billboard, would be powered by compressed natural gas.
T. Boone Pickens may not know exactly what's up with V-Vehicles, a company that he's invested in that wants to make high-mileage vehicles, but he does claim to know some things. During his opening keynote speech at the AFVI Expo in Las Vegas, for example, the long-time oilman and big natural gas promoter said that he thinks God put tremendous amounts of the fossil fuel under the United States for us to use. Specifically, he said:
When T. Boone Pickens introduced his Pickens Plan back in 2008, the two big power sources included were wind power and natural gas. In the middle of last year, the wind portion died down and we haven't heard a lot from oil-man Pickens about his renewable energy cause since then. Now, it looks like Pickens' natural gas mission is still going strong and he is promising some sort of Natural Gas Act legislation by Memorial Day. We don't know what Pickens knows, but we do know that he's met with Pres