Argument: Pickens wisely replaces oil imports with domestic natural gas
- Debate: Pickens US energy plan - pro argument.
"What Pickens Has Right, What He Has Wrong". ClimateProgress. 28 July 2008 - "Pickens’ plan to substitute natural gas for imported oil is consistent with national policy today, but that policy needs to be revised. Natural gas in various forms — liquefied (LNG), compressed (CNG) and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG), a byproduct of natural gas production and oil refining — is classified under federal law as one of the fuels we should be using more to cut oil imports."