A White House meeting with oil and gas executives? The Biden administration?
It’s what President Biden, the man who launched an attack on the U.S. oil and gas industry from day one of his administration, wants to do on Thursday.
He’s planning a meeting, not to discuss how to help the industry regain its status as a super power in the world’s energy sector, but how the industry can support Ukrainian energy infrastructure.
Oklahoma Congressman Kevin Hern of Tulsa still thinks the President is wrong to attack the oil and gas industry on one hand while wanting its help on the other.
““It’s real simple: to help American energy consumers, our president needs to unleash domestic energy production. An energy-dominant America helps our own communities and our allies around the globe,” he said in a statement to OK Energy Today.
Reuters recently reported it obtained a letter from U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk to oil executives who was concerned about Russia’s aggressive targeting of Ukrainian energy assets.
He urged the producers to help “boost Ukrainian resilience.”
The Office of Cybersecurity, Energy Security and Energy Response will hold the meeting and include representatives of the Oil and Natural Gas Sector Coordinating Council, which includes 26 trade groups.