T. Boone Pickens Confirmed as Keynote Speaker at ATA's November Natural Gas in Trucking Summit

Jul 11, 2012, 09:02 ET from American Trucking Associations

ARLINGTON, Va., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Bill Graves announced that legendary energy executive T. Boone Pickens has confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker at ATA's Natural Gas in Trucking Summit.

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"We are thrilled to have Mr. Pickens share his views on natural gas at the Summit. He is a true pioneer in the energy field," Graves said. "With his Pickens Plan, he has not just shaped the conversation about using natural gas in this country, he has changed the discussion almost single-handedly."

Pickens is currently the Chairman and CEO of BP Capital, which operates energy focused commodity and equity funds. He is also the largest shareholder in Clean Energy, the largest provider of vehicular natural gas in North America with a broad customer base in the refuse, transit, shuttle, taxi, police, intrastate and interstate trucking, airport, and municipal fleet markets.

Pickens' remarks will be made during a session titled "The Transformation of America's Energy Future," during the Nov. 28-30 Summit.

Graves also announced the first three major corporate sponsors: Clean Energy, Freightliner Trucks and TravelCenters of America.

"This Summit would not be possible without the ardent support of our allied members and the supplier community," Graves said. "These three companies have shown great commitment not just to developing natural gas, but to our entire industry for many, many years."

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