President-elect Donald Trump has been welcomes by the U.S. oil and gas industry after choosing former Govenor Rick Perry to head the U.S. Department of Energy.
Trump plans to support increased exports of America’s natural gas overseas and revive oil and gas drilling and coal mining as president by cutting back on federal regulation.
"As the former governor of Texas, Rick Perry knows the important impact that energy production has on our nation's economy. In his new role at the Energy Department, he has the opportunity to encourage increased exports of domestically produced natural gas," said Jack Gerard, president of the Washington-based American Petroleum Institute.
Trump has also nominated ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State. All nominations must be approved by the senate.
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