Words matter. These are the best T. Boone Pickens Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I’ve been married over 50 years of my life.
I fracked over 3,000 wells in my life and never had a problem with an aquifer.
The cheapest natural gas in the world is in the United States.
As long as there’s political uncertainty around the energy space, stock prices will come down.
To me, emails are a little bit frustrating. I think that the telephone is much preferred because you get the sound of the voice and the interest and everything else you can’t see in an email.
I’m a Republican. I don’t want to go to heaven and have to face my family up there and tell them I voted for a Democrat.
Big Oil is a club, and they’ll do everything to keep me out.
I’ve always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
Natural gas is the best transportation fuel. It’s better than gasoline or diesel. It’s cleaner, it’s cheaper, and it’s domestic. Natural gas is 97 percent domestic fuel, North America.
There is no free market for oil.
I don’t like stock buybacks. I think if a company has the money to buy their stock back, then they should take that and increase the dividends. Send it back to the stockholder. Let them invest their money again from the dividends.
You can’t invest in natural gas on a daily basis. It’s too volatile. But if you think of natural gas as a long-term holding, then you push your profit horizon out. A long-term time horizon would be at least two years.
I don’t care whether you use natural gas, ethanol, the battery. You can use anything, just so it’s American.
I have always believed that it’s important to show a new look periodically. Predictability can lead to failure.
When you look at a commodities market you need hedgers and speculators. If you don’t have one, you don’t have a market. That’s how it works.
Never Googled myself. I use a computer for market quotes and news, but I’ve never Googled myself. But I have visited their headquarters.
I think I have more patience now than I did in the past.
If you can provide the funding and you get the leadership, you’ll have a competitive team.
I say, you work eight hours, and you sleep eight hours – be sure they’re not the same eight hours.
I was very fortunate in my gene mix. The gambling instincts I inherited from my father were matched by my mother’s gift for analysis.
I don’t go cheap on anything, but I’m not a shopper. If I want something, I look at it, decide what it is, but it will usually be the best product. I’ve got a pair of loafers that I still wear that I got in 1957.
We’re going to have shortages and prices are going to go up. Gasoline is going to be extremely tight for us.
Natural gas is better distributed than any other fuel in the United States. It’s down every street and up every alley. There’s a pipeline.
Chief executives, who themselves own few shares of their companies, have no more feeling for the average stockholder than they do for baboons in Africa.
I don’t think for a minute we went to Iraq for oil. It just so happened that it had oil. But I think we’ll come out of the Iraqi situation with a call on their oil at market price.
You want to compete, and you want to compete at the highest level.
Natural gas is a better transportation fuel than gasoline, so if that’s the case, it’s cheaper, it’s cleaner and it’s a domestic resource.
If you don’t have a refinery operating, it’s hard to use oil that’s available.
Far too many executives have become more concerned with the ‘four P’s’ – pay, perks, power and prestige – rather than making profits for shareholders.
Try everything. Do everything. Nuclear. Biomass. Coal. Solar. You name it. I support them all.
Fundamentals make the market.
I’m focused on energy only. And I know what I’m talking about. And I don’t want to be distracted on other things.
If somebody I don’t like gets in the crosshairs, I pull the trigger. But I don’t hunt for them.
It’s important to understand that oil and renewables do different things. Wind and solar are for power generation, so they don’t replace oil. About 70% of all oil produced is used for transportation fuel. Renewables are good projects, but they don’t get us off of foreign oil.
It has become cheaper to look for oil on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange than in the ground.