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.

Read More

About Article Author

Oil and Gas Investor is your complete source for information about the financial world of oil and gas. An interactive, searchable version of Hart Energy Publishing's Oil and Gas Investor Magazine, this site also provides online content from OGI This Week and A&D Watch. In addition to providing daily analysis of trends and industry events, their editors interpret the news to highlight opportunities for investors. Since 1973, the company has been recognized for its expert coverage of the global energy industry through its highly respected, award-winning magazines, newsletters and directories, conferences, consulting services and online resources. With representation in the upstream, midstream, and downstream sector, Hart Energy takes the lead in providing original and timely data through its numerous products and services.

Related Items

GBP/USD – Pound slightly higher on strong UK retail sales

The British pound has posted slight gains in the Thursday session. In North American trade, the pair is trading at 1.2708, up 0.08% on the day. On the release front, British retail sales rebounded with a gain of 0.7%, beating the estimate of 0.2%. It was a busy day for U.S indicators. Building Per ...

USD/JPY – Yen shrugs off lower Japanese trade balance

It has been an uneventful week for the yen and that trend has continued in the Thursday session. In the North American session, USD/JPY is trading at 110.77, up 0.02% on the day. On the release front, Japan’s trade surplus with the US dropped 22.1% in July. It was a busy day for U.S indicators. ...

Swiss Utility In LNG Supply Talks With Canada's Goldboro Project

Axpo, a Swiss utility and energy trader, said on Aug. 16 it was in talks with a Canadian company planning to build a LNG terminal on the country's East Coast for a 10-year supply deal. If the talks lead to a Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA), they would help boost the chances of the $7.6 billion Go ...

Judge Orders Keystone XL Pipeline Review In Setback For Trump

A federal judge in Montana on Aug. 15 ordered the U.S. State Department to do a full environmental review of a revised route for the Keystone XL crude oil pipeline, a move that could delay the project and prove a setback for the Trump administration.  For more than a decade, environmentalists, trib ...

Trump suggests Canada sidelined from latest NAFTA talks

Donald Trump is suggesting the United States has deliberately left Canada on the NAFTA sidelines as negotiations between Washington and Mexico have heated up in recent weeks. During a televised cabinet meeting Thursday, the U.S. president said his administration isn’t negotiating with Canada righ ...

Make no mistake, Trump is gearing up to fire Mueller

I used to ask myself whether the United States could go fascist. Now I wonder whether the fascist wave engulfing America can be turned back. Consider this statistic from the most recent Quinnipiac University poll: a majority of registered Republicans believe the media is the enemy of the people, ra ...