Saturday, November 10, 2007

T. Boone Pickens talks Peak Oil on prime-time national TV

ABC football announcer Brent Musberger had Pickens up in the press box at the start of the third quarter of Saturday night’s Kansas-Oklahoma State game.

The billionaire Pickens, an OSU alum, went straight to the point when Musberger asked him about Peak Oil.

“We’ve got 85 million barrels of (global) supply and 88 million barrels of demand,” Pickens said.

I hope at least a few of the football crowd was listening attentively.

As I noted in a post earlier this week, adapted from my weekly newspaper column, Pickens called $100/bbl oil by the end of this year a few months ago. Representatives of Big Oil companies and shills like Daniel Yergin scoffed.

Well, they’re not scoffing now. And, what could well be more serious, at least in economic terms, than global warming, is starting to get mainstream public airplay.