T Boone Pickens Iconic Oil Tycoon Dead At 91

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An only child who grew up in a small railroad town in Oklahoma Pickens followed his father into the oil and gas business. Spokesman Jay Rosser confirmed Pickens death Wednesday to The Associated Press. Pickens made his first millions in oil unafraid to take on giants in the oil patch. Pickens flirted with the idea of marketing water from West Texas to the states metropolitan areas. By Cliff Brunt Associated PressOKLAHOMA CITY T. After graduating with a degree in geology he joined Phillips Petroleum Co. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of T. After graduating with a degree in geology he joined Phillips Petroleum Co. The energy tycoon launched a campaign aimed at cutting the United States dependence on the OPEC oil cartel by embracing alternative energies like wind and solar power though he noted they wouldnt replace oil completely. If you go back and look at Boone Pickens my direction is usually very good

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