Energy executive T. Boone Pickens has confirmed his participation as a keynote speaker at American Trucking Associations' Natural Gas in Trucking Summit Nov. 28-30.

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."

""We are thrilled to have Mr. Pickens' share his views on natural gas at the Summit," says Bill Graves, ATA president and CEO. "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."

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

Registration for the ATA Summit on Natural Gas in Trucking is now open for ATA members, and general registration will begin Aug. 1. For more information, call the Summit hotline at (703) 838-1935 or email at