Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons dies at 82

DALLAS, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Harold Simmons, who became a billionaire by building, buying and selling a wide range of companies, died at a Dallas hospital, his family said. He was 82.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 22, 2013.
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Pickens questions need for SPR

HOUSTON, April 5 (UPI) -- U.S. energy production gains have made it so the country might not need the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, billionaire T. Boone Pickens said.
Tampering charge in Pickens' death

Tampering charge in Pickens' death

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 12 (UPI) -- A Texas Christian University student was charged with evidence tampering in the death of T. Boone Pickens' grandson, court documents said.

Pickens sees no support for fossil fuels

HOUSTON, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. government's policies regarding the renewable energy sector suggests it's no longer interested in fossil fuels, said T. Boone Pickens.

Texas oil exec Pickens' grandson dead

FORT WORTH, Texas, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- The 21-year-old grandson of oil and gas businessman T. Boone Pickens died after being driven in a private car to a Fort Worth, Texas, hospital, officials said.

Gazprom questions U.S. shale gas boom

FAIRFAX, Va., July 24 (UPI) -- Long-term prospects for the shale natural gas sector in the United States aren't very encouraging, Russian natural gas company Gazprom said.
Wind farm on hold over bald eagle concerns

Wind farm on hold over bald eagle concerns

RED WING, Minn., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Minnesota regulators say they've delayed a proposed wind farm since the developer failed to produce an adequate plan to protect bald eagles and other creatures.
Obama heralds domestic natural gas

Obama heralds domestic natural gas

WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 (UPI) -- All companies drilling for natural gas on U.S. public lands are called on to disclose chemicals they're using during the process, President Barack Obama said.
U.S. at cusp of natural gas revolution?

U.S. at cusp of natural gas revolution?

HOUSTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- There's no reason why the United States can't take advantage of what's described as a natural gas revolution, the head of Chesapeake Energy said from Houston.
Pickens: Oil addiction funding terrorists

Pickens: Oil addiction funding terrorists

DALLAS, May 12 (UPI) -- U.S. addiction to foreign oil subsidizes terrorism and is one of the greatest threats to the country's economic wealth, financial magnate T. Boone Pickens said.
Bill backs natural gas vehicles in U.S.

Bill backs natural gas vehicles in U.S.

WASHINGTON, April 12 (UPI) -- Now is the time for the U.S. consumer to take advantage of domestic resources and start using natural gas vehicles, two lawmakers urged.
Natural gas for U.S. vehicles?

Natural gas for U.S. vehicles?

WASHINGTON, April 1 (UPI) -- Natural gas has gotten a boost from U.S. President Obama's energy speech this week.
U.S. largest oil importer, Pickens says

U.S. largest oil importer, Pickens says

DALLAS, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The United States imports more oil than any other country in the world to the tune of $600,000 every minute, energy mogul T. Boone Pickens warned.

U.S. switch to gas for heavy vehicles could 'save billions'

DALLAS, July 15 (UPI) -- A nationwide switch to gas as the principal fuel for heavy road traffic could save the United States tens of billions of dollars and also reduce politically volatile dependence on foreign oil, billionaire campaigner T. Boone Pickens said Wednesday.
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T. Boone Pickens
Oil billionaire T. Boone Pickens testifies before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about alternative energy plans for the United States on July 22, 2008 on Capitol Hill in Washington. After making billions of dollars as an oil speculator, Pickens wants to promote the use of American technology, including wind turbines, and alternative energy to reduce the U.S. dependency on foreign oil. (UPI Photo/Patrick D. McDermott)


Thomas Boone Pickens, Jr. (born May 22, 1928), known as T. Boone Pickens, is an American financier who chairs the hedge fund BP Capital Management. He was a well-known takeover operator and corporate raider during the 1980s. With an estimated current net worth of about $1.4 billion, he is ranked by Forbes as the 290th-richest person in America and ranked 880th in the world.

Pickens was born in Holdenville, Oklahoma. His father worked as an oil and mineral landman (rights leaser). During World War II, his mother ran the local Office of Price Administration, rationing gasoline and other goods in four counties. Pickens was the first child born via Caesarean section in the history of Holdenville hospital.

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