T Boone Pickens will keynote ATA’s Natural Gas in Trucking Summit
Jul 17, 2012 11:37 AM
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. Pickens’ remarks will be made during a session titled “The Transformation of America's Energy Future,”during the November 28-30 Summit in Arlington VA.
“We are thrilled to have Pickens’ share his views on natural gas at the Summit,” Graves says. “He is a true pioneer in the energy field. 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 currently is chairman and chief executive officer 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.
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 says. “These three companies have shown great commitment not just to developing natural gas, but to our entire industry for many, many years.”
Registration for the ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking is now open for ATA members, and general registration will begin August 1. For more information about the Summit, including possible sponsorship opportunities, please call the Summit hotline at (703) 838-1935 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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