Pickens believes that the problem is ourselves, not the Middle East or Canada, and he wants President Obama to develop an energy plan:
Wait a minute, blame ourselves! We're the problem. Those people[OPEC] are just selling oil. We've gone 40 years and never had an energy plan. We're the largest user of oil in the world. We use almost 25% of all the oil used every day with 4% of population and we have no energy plan. Let's focus on ourselves. We're the problem.