Trump Pick For State Department Energy Job Approved By Senate Panel

May 17 13:05 2018 Print This Article

President Donald Trump’s nominee for the top U.S. State Department job dealing with matters related to energy and the global oil industry was approved by a Senate committee on May 17, as the U.S. gears up to reimpose sanctions on Iran’s oil exports.

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Francis Fannon, a former head of corporate affairs at mining company BHP Billiton and senior director of Murphy Oil Corp., to head the department’s energy bureau.

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