AboutTrump.org

(and Biden)

A free searchable database containing over 35,000 curated and sourced quotes by and about Donald J. Trump, in timeline form with context, created in May 2017. We began adding quotes from Joe Biden soon after he became the presumptive Democratic Party presidential nominee on June 5, 2020. Therefore, searches on most topics will return more Trump than Biden quotes, but we are continuing to add quotes from both 2020 presidential election candidates through the November 3, 2020 election.

CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/OIL: “Before the invisible enemy struck our shores, we created 800,000 new energy jobs — a third of them in Texas. That was just the new jobs; add on to that millions of other jobs. After the China virus struck, we implemented historic economic relief. When oil crashed, I got Saudi Arabia, Russia, and others […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE/JOE BIDEN/OIL: “I mean, I watched Biden. He has a campaign now where he wants to bring energy where you can’t use petroleum products… I understand wind. I understand solar. You don’t have the power. You don’t have the capacity. We would have to close down half of our factories… And then what are […]

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OIL/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Nobody has been tougher on Russia than I have. I could give you 30 different things. I sent [Ukraine] a massive number of antitank busters. I sent them military equipment and Obama sent them nothing. That’s against Russia. I made us the number one oil-producing country in the world. It wasn’t even […]

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CHINA/CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “[Y]ou had a couple of hours where if you bought a barrel of oil, you bought it for $37 — as if they gave you $37. Okay? There’s never been a thing like that ever. And now I see that it’s getting close to $40 a barrel and you’re back in business, […]

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ENERGY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “OIL (ENERGY) IS BACK!!!!“ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 18, 2020 5:01 am

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ENERGY/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TAXES: “Crude Oil prices going up as Saudi Arabia cuts production levels. Our great Energy Companies, with millions of JOBS, are starting to look very good again. At the same time, gasoline prices at record lows (like a big Tax Cut). The BEST of all Worlds. ‘Transition To Greatness’ “ –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May […]

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OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oil prices moving up nicely as demand begins again!“ ––Donald Trump, Twitter.com, May 5, 2020 2:36 am

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ENERGY/OIL/TREASURY/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We will never let the great U.S. Oil & Gas Industry down. I have instructed the Secretary of Energy and Secretary of the Treasury to formulate a plan which will make funds available so that these very important companies and jobs will be secured long into the future!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April […]

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CORONAVIRUS/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Having been involved in the negotiations, to put it mildly, the number that OPEC+ is looking to cut is 20 Million Barrels a day, not the 10 Million that is generally being reported. If anything near this happens, and the World gets back to business from the Covid 19…..” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, […]

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OIL/RUSSIA/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The big Oil Deal with OPEC Plus is done. This will save hundreds of thousands of energy jobs in the United States. I would like to thank and congratulate President Putin of Russia and King Salman of Saudi Arabia. I just spoke to them from the Oval Office. Great deal for […]

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OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..Could be as high as 15 Million Barrels. Good (GREAT) news for everyone!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 2, 2020 9:54 am

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OIL/RUSSIA/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just spoke to my friend MBS (Crown Prince) of Saudi Arabia, who spoke with President Putin of Russia, & I expect & hope that they will be cutting back approximately 10 Million Barrels, and maybe substantially more which, if it happens, will be GREAT for the oil & gas industry!” –Donald […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE/JOE BIDEN/OIL: “Number one, no more subsidies for the fossil fuel industry, no more drilling on federal lands, no more drilling, including offshore, no ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period, ends, number one.” -Joe Biden as quoted by CNN, “CNN Democration Presidential Primary Debate. Aired 8-10p ET,” cnn.com, Mar. 15, […]

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OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Good for the consumer, gasoline prices coming down!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 9, 2020 9:36 am

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MEDIA/OIL/RUSSIA/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Saudi Arabia and Russia are arguing over the price and flow of oil. That, and the Fake News, is the reason for the market drop!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 9, 2020 9:36 am

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MILITARY/OIL/SYRIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s decision to send troops to protect oil fields in Syria means the U.S. may have as many troops in the country — or potentially more — as when he took office, undermining his repeated pledge to end a ‘forever war’ in the Middle East. Commanders are now moving additional […]

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ECONOMY/MILITARY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….USA has gained Trillions of Dollars in wealth since November 2016. All others way down. Our power is Economic before having to use our newly rebuilt Military, a much better alternative. Oil is secured. Our soldiers have left and are leaving Syria for other places, then….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 25, 2019 […]

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ENERGY/INTERIOR/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “An increase in oil and gas production on U.S. public lands drove a 30% increase in federal energy and minerals revenue disbursements in fiscal year 2019, to $11.69 billion, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday [10-24-19]. It said in a statement that the increased output offset lower overall prices for oil […]

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KURDS/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “I really enjoyed my conversation with General @MazloumAbdi. He appreciates what we have done, and I appreciate what the Kurds have done. Perhaps it is time for the Kurds to start heading to the Oil Region!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 24, 2019 10:48 am

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ISIS/KURDS/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TURKEY: “The Oil Fields discussed in my speech on Turkey/Kurds yesterday were held by ISIS until the United States took them over with the help of the Kurds. We will NEVER let a reconstituted ISIS have those fields!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, October 24, 2019 10:25 am

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ISIS/KURDS/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “…..this thinking years ago. Instead, it was always held together with very weak bandaids, & in an artificial manner. There is good will on both sides & a really good chance for success. The U.S. has secured the Oil, & the ISIS Fighters are double secured by Kurds & Turkey….”  –Donald Trump, […]

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IRAN/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/UN: “President Trump delivered a sharp nationalist message and assailed ‘globalists’ in remarks to the world’s leading international body on Tuesday [9-24-19], while stopping short of urging any specific action against Iran for a major attack on Saudi oil facilities that his administration has said was Tehran’s responsibility…The United Nations was founded […]

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IRAN/OIL/SANCTIONS/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump on Friday [9-20-19] shared details of his administration’s newest sanctions on Iran, targeting the Islamic Republic’s national bank over Tehran’s alleged involvement in a series of drone attacks on Saudi oil facilities last weekend. Trump claimed they would be the ‘highest sanctions ever imposed on a country,’ telling […]

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DEFENSE/IRAN/MILITARY/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is sending a modest deployment of American troops to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with air and missile defense systems, in response to the attacks on Saudi oil facilities, which the administration blames on Iran. Defense Secretary Mark T. Esper called the decision, which came on […]

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IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The United States said on Thursday [9-19-19] it was building a coalition to deter Iranian threats following a weekend attack on Saudi Arabian oil facilities. Iran has warned U.S. President Donald Trump against being dragged into a war in the Middle East and said it would meet any offensive action […]

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MILITARY/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “After oil installations were blown up in Saudi Arabia over the weekend, President Trump declared that the United States was ‘locked and loaded,’ a phrase that seemed to suggest he was ready to strike back. But then he promised to wait for Saudi Arabia to tell him ‘under what terms we would […]

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ENERGY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “RT @WhiteHouse: Oil production is up an incredible 110 percent—PLUS, New Mexico’s entire mining and logging sector has seen a 40 percent in…” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 16, 2019 7:29 pm

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OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Saudi Arabia oil supply was attacked. There is reason to believe that we know the culprit, are locked and loaded depending on verification, but are waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms we would proceed!” –Donald Trump, […]

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OIL/TEXAS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “….sufficient to keep the markets well-supplied. I have also informed all appropriate agencies to expedite approvals of the oil pipelines currently in the permitting process in Texas and various other States.” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 15, 2019 4:55 pm

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OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Based on the attack on Saudi Arabia, which may have an impact on oil prices, I have authorized the release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, if needed, in a to-be-determined amount….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 15, 2019 4:55 pm

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IRAN/MILITARY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Trump is pressing allies to join the United States in creating a fleet of warships to protect commercial oil tankers from attack by Iran in the Persian Gulf and nearby waters, despite alarm from some within the Pentagon that the mission could escalate into the kind of direct confrontation Mr. Trump […]

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CHINA/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “China gets 91% of its Oil from the Straight, Japan 62%, & many other countries likewise. So why are we protecting the shipping lanes for other countries (many years) for zero compensation. All of these countries should be protecting their own ships on what has always been….” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 24, […]

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IRAN/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just weeks ago, U.S. energy giant ExxonMobil looked poised to move ahead with a $53 billion project to boost Iraq’s oil output at its southern fields, a milestone in the company’s ambitions to expand in the country. But now a combination of contractual wrangling and security concerns, heightened by escalating tensions between […]

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IRAN/MILITARY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/WAR: “The Trump administration began an urgent debate on Friday [6-14-19] over how to respond to what officials say has grown into a shadow war with Iran, after attacks on oil tankers in the Persian Gulf that appeared meant to assert Iranian control over one of the world’s most strategic shipping lanes at […]

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IRAN/MIKE POMPEO/MILITARY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s statement Friday [6-14-19] that Iran was behind brazen attacks on two fuel tankers in the Gulf of Oman ignored the crucial question posed by his stakes-raising claim — about what the United States plans to do about it. Trump argued in a Fox News interview on Friday that […]

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CALIFORNIA/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Spoke to Saudi Arabia and others about increasing oil flow. All are in agreement. The California tax on gasoline is causing big problems on pricing for that state. Speak to your Governor about reducing. Economic numbers, 3.2% GDP for what is often worst quarter, looking good!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 26, […]

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OIL/OPEC/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday [4-26-19] he called the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and told the cartel to lower oil prices. ‘Gasoline prices are coming down. I called up OPEC, I said you’ve got to bring them down. You’ve got to bring them down,’ Trump told reporters.” –Reuters […]

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IRAN/OIL/OPEC/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Taking a cue from President Donald Trump, U.S. lawmakers could soon have a new message to foreign oil producers: NO COLLUSION! Trump regularly deploys his Twitter account to fight oil-price upticks, trying to browbeat the world’s oil-producing bloc — the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries — into boosting production so prices […]

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OIL/SANCTIONS/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Saudi Arabia and others in OPEC will more than make up the Oil Flow difference in our now Full Sanctions on Iranian Oil. Iran is being given VERY BAD advice by @JohnKerry and people who helped him lead the U.S. into the very bad Iran Nuclear Deal. Big violation of Logan […]

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ALTERNATIVE ENERGY/OIL: “The United States is now the number one producer of oil and natural gas anywhere in the world. And that all happened over the last two years. Big difference. Hillary wanted to put up wind. Wind. If you — if you have a windmill anywhere near your house, congratulations your house just went […]

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OIL/OPEC/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Very important that OPEC increase the flow of Oil. World Markets are fragile, price of Oil getting too high. Thank you!”  –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, March 28, 2019 7:30 am

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ENERGY/OIL/OPEC/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oil prices getting too high. OPEC, please relax and take it easy. World cannot take a price hike – fragile!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, February 25, 2019 6:58 am

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CHINA/ECONOMY/FOREIGN POLICY/OIL/TRADE WAR/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is fretting about two rising global challenges that threaten a political gut punch as he gears up for his 2020 election bid — a possible oil price hike and market shocks triggered by his trade wars. Both crises will test Trump’s capacity to work his will on […]

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OIL/OPEC/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Hopefully OPEC will be keeping oil flows as is, not restricted. The World does not want to see, or need, higher oil prices!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, December 5, 2018 9:44 am

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ECONOMY/OIL/OPEC/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday [12-5-18] called on the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies not to cut oil production next year, saying it would trigger higher oil prices worldwide…OPEC meets in Vienna on Thursday to weigh production and on Friday [12-7-18] will hold talks with allies such […]

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OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday [11-21-18] praised Saudi Arabia for helping to lower oil prices as pressure intensified for the United States to impose tougher sanctions on its Middle East ally over dissident Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi’s murder. In a tweet, Trump thanked Riyadh for the recent drop in oil […]

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OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oil prices getting lower. Great! Like a big Tax Cut for America and the World. Enjoy! $54, was just $82. Thank you to Saudi Arabia, but let’s go lower!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 21, 2018 7:49 am

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OIL/OPEC/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Hopefully, Saudi Arabia and OPEC will not be cutting oil production. Oil prices should be much lower based on supply!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, November 12, 2018 1:21 pm

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COURTS/ENVIRONMENT/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A federal judge ordered both the Trump administration and TransCanada to stop any work on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline on Thursday [11-8-18], saying President Donald Trump’s approval of the project last year violated several key environmental and administrative laws by ignoring facts about climate change. Judge Brian Morris of the U.S. […]

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IRAN/OIL/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP MEMORANDA: “U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday [10-31-18] in a presidential memorandum that he had determined there was sufficient supply of petroleum and petroleum products from nations other than Iran to permit a reduction in purchases from that country. The memorandum, addressing the secretaries of State, Treasury and Energy, comes days […]

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IRAN/OIL/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Iran’s oil minister said on Tuesday [10-16-18] the oil market was suffering from short supply and the U.S. President Donald Trump would not be able to bring oil prices down by ‘bullying’ other nations. ‘The oil market is suffering from short supply and this cannot be resolved by words. Trump thinks he […]

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AGRICULTURE/ENERGY ALTERNATIVE]/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump launched an effort on Tuesday [10-9-18] to increase ethanol use in the nation’s gasoline pool, delivering a long-sought political victory to the nation’s Farm Belt and angering oil refiners ahead of November’s Congressional elections. Trump announced the lifting of a ban on summer sales of gasoline blended […]

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OIL/RUSSIA/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday [10-3-18] that his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was right that the current oil price was too high. Putin said at the Russian Energy Week forum that the price has risen because of the U.S. sanctions against one of the top OPEC producers, Iran. We would […]

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ELECTION/ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The largest U.S. oil trade association urged President Donald Trump on Friday [9-28-18] to halt any plans to lift a ban on summer sales of higher ethanol blends of gasoline and impose tighter trading restrictions on biofuel credits, saying such a move would be unfair to consumers. The opposition by the […]

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MIDDLE EAST/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher and higher oil prices! We will remember. The OPEC monopoly must get prices down now!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, September 20, 2018 6:13 am 

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ECONOMY/ELECTION/GOP/MIDDLE EAST/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump linked American support for Middle Eastern countries to oil prices on Thursday [9-20-18] as he again urged OPEC to lower prices…The Republican president has lashed out at the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries over the past several months. Rising U.S. gasoline prices could create a political headache […]

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MIDDLE EAST/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. President Donald Trump linked American support for Middle Eastern countries to oil prices on Thursday [9-20-18] as he again urged OPEC to lower prices. ‘We protect the countries of the Middle East, they would not be safe for very long without us, and yet they continue to push for higher […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OIL/SANCTIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump’s top security adviser on Monday [8-6-18] urged Iran to take up an offer of talks with the United States or suffer more pain from economic sanctions, but Iran’s president said Washington needed first to prove it can be trusted. Hours before revived U.S. sanctions were due to kick in, […]

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IRAN/OIL/SANCTIONS/STEVE MNUCHIN/TRUMP PEOPLE: “The United States in certain cases will consider waivers for countries that need more time to wind down imports of oil from Iran as it seeks to avoid disrupting global oil markets while reimposing sanctions against Tehran, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said…Mnuchin spoke to reporters while en route from Mexico, where […]

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ENERGY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “U.S. and Western officials are considering an eventual emergency release of stockpiled oil if new supplies can’t prevent another sharp rise in prices, according to people familiar with the matter. The Trump administration is actively assessing whether to dip into the country’s emergency oil stocks while it simultaneously pushes other countries to […]

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BUSINESS/ECONOMY/NAFTA/OIL/TAXES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “’The assault on the American auto industry is over,’ President Trump declared last spring in Detroit, promising auto executives that he would throttle back Obama-era regulations on vehicle pollution. The moment embodied one of Mr. Trump’s main political promises — to promote pro-business policies that unshackle industry and the economy. He has […]

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OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The OPEC Monopoly must remember that gas prices are up & they are doing little to help. If anything, they are driving prices higher as the United States defends many of their members for very little $’s. This must be a two way street. REDUCE PRICING NOW!” –Donald Trump, Twitter.com, July 4, […]

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OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oil prices reversed gains after hitting $75 a barrel on Tuesday [7-3-18], as Saudi Arabia said it is prepared to pump more oil to ease supply constraints in the market. Prices swung wildly. Light, sweet crude for August delivery traded in the morning at the highest level since November 2014, before […]

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IRAN/OIL/SANCTIONS/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration is softening its earlier demand that countries like China, India and Turkey end all imports of Iranian oil by Nov. 4, as a top State Department official on Monday [7-2-18] said the United States would allow reduced oil flows, in certain cases…His announcement was a delicate attempt at reassuring […]

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IRAN/OIL/SANCTIONS/STATE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will consider requests for waivers from economic sanctions against Iran on a ‘case-by-case’ basis, a senior State Department official said Monday [7-2-18], a step back from threats to insist on zero imports by a Nov. 4 deadline. Buyers of Iranian crude oil have been hoping for relief from U.S. […]

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OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Just spoke to King Salman of Saudi Arabia and explained to him that, because of the turmoil & disfunction in Iran and Venezuela, I am asking that Saudi Arabia increase oil production, maybe up to 2,000,000 barrels, to make up the difference…Prices to high! He has agreed!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June […]

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OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Hope OPEC will increase output substantially. Need to keep prices down!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 22, 2018 9:10 am

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OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again. Not good!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, June 13, 2018 6:52 am

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OIL/SAUDI ARABIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “A day before U.S. President Donald Trump withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, one of his senior officials phoned Saudi Arabia to ask the world’s largest oil exporter to help keep prices stable if the decision disrupted supply. Riyadh, Tehran’s arch rival, has long been a close Washington ally, but direct […]

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ENERGY [ALTERNATIVE]/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration will scale back the use of biofuels waivers for small refineries and count ethanol exports toward federal biofuels usage quotas as part of a broad overhaul of the nation’s renewable fuel policy, a source briefed on the plans said on Friday [5-11-18]. The changes are aimed at easing […]

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IRAN/NUCLEAR/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Oil prices settled lower on Tuesday [5-8-18], recovering some losses after President Donald Trump announced his decision to abandon the Iran nuclear deal. Light, sweet crude for June delivery settled down 2.4% at $69.06 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange, breaking a four-session winning streak. Brent, the global benchmark, fell […]

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OIL/REGULATIONS/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Federal regulators next week will unveil proposed changes to a major rule passed in the wake of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, which the Trump administration says it can revise to be less of a burden on offshore oil drillers without compromising safety. The existing rule—six years in the making and known […]

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AGRICULTURE/GOP/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump is caught between two powerful business constituents of the Republican Party as he faces growing pressure to resolve a dispute between the oil industry and the Farm Belt. Oil refineries want out of a costly requirement to blend ethanol into the gasoline they produce. Corn growers say the requirement […]

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OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Looks like OPEC is at it again. With record amounts of Oil all over the place, including the fully loaded ships at sea, Oil prices are artificially Very High! No good and will not be accepted!” -Donald Trump, Twitter.com, April 20, 2018 5:57 am

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ECONOMY/OIL/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “While attention has been focused on President Trump’s disputed decision in January to reverse drilling restrictions in nearly all United States coastal waters, the administration has also pursued a rollback of Obama-era regulations in the Gulf. Those rules include safety measures put in place after the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater […]

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CLIMATE CHANGE/ENERGY/KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES: “President Donald Trump has resurrected the Keystone XL pipeline, renounced the Paris climate agreement, opened a long-disputed Alaska refuge to oil drilling and ordered his agencies to erase Obama-era regulations on the petroleum, coal and power industries — all in the name of asserting U.S. ‘energy dominance.’ But from here on, his victories […]

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ENERGY/OIL/TRADE DEALS: “Surging U.S. crude oil production this year is expected to surpass output in Saudi Arabia and rival that of Russia, the world’s two largest oil producers, the International Energy Agency said Friday [1-19-18]. Boosted by a resurgent shale industry, U.S. crude production will likely climb above 10 million barrels a day in 2018, […]

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BUSINESS/OIL: “Surging shale production is poised to push U.S. oil output to more than 10 million barrels per day – toppling a record set in 1970 and crossing a threshold few could have imagined even a decade ago… The U.S. government forecasts that the nation’s production will climb to 11 million barrels a day by […]

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INTERIOR/OIL/RYAN ZINKE/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Several more governors are asking the Trump administration to pare back plans for one of the largest offshore-drilling expansions in history, adding to pressure that has already led officials to exempt Florida from the plan. The governors of North and South Carolina have requested their own meetings with Interior Secretary Ryan […]

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INTERIOR/OIL/RYAN ZINKE: “Trump administration officials are looking to rally support among members of Congress and state-level officials for a plan to expand offshore drilling in waters along the U.S. coast. Some of their toughest customers will be in their own party. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, leading a sales pitch expected to last at least 18 […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/GOP/OIL/VENEZUELA: “Four U.S. Senate Republicans from oil refining states urged the Trump administration on Thursday [8-10-17] to not block oil shipments from Venezuela as part of U.S. sanctions against the country, saying it could raise costs for U.S. fuel consumers. The United States sanctioned President Nicolas Maduro and other Venezuelan officials after Maduro established […]

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ENERGY/INTERIOR/OIL: “The U.S. Department of the Interior said on Monday [8-7-17] it has rescinded an Obama-era rule that reformed how energy companies value sales of oil, gas and coal extracted from federal and tribal land to protect taxpayers because it caused ‘confusion and uncertainty’ for energy companies. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said the department’s newly […]

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KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES: “Nebraska regulators will hear final arguments for and against TransCanada Corp’s (TRP.TO) proposed Keystone XL pipeline this week before deciding whether to approve its route later this year, the last big hurdle for the long-delayed project after President Donald Trump gave it federal approval. The proposed 1,179-mile (1,897-km) pipeline linking Canada’s Alberta oil sands […]

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ENERGY/OIL: “The weather was hot and humid on July 21, 1977, the day the U.S. government began stockpiling oil. It started small. Just 412,000 barrels of Saudi Arabian light crude stashed in a Southeast Texas salt cavern. In the wake of the Arab oil embargo, which sent prices through the roof and forced Americans to […]

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ECONOMY/OIL: “Easy Wall Street cash is leading American shale companies to expand drilling even as most lose money on every barrel of oil they bring to the surface. While crude prices have fallen 13% since April, U.S. oil drillers have put about 100 rigs back to work from Oklahoma to North Dakota. Wall Street has […]

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KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES: “Keystone XL is facing a new challenge: The oil producers and refiners the pipeline was originally meant to serve aren’t interested in it anymore. Delayed for nearly a decade by protests and regulatory roadblocks, Keystone XL got the green light from President Donald Trump in March. But the pipeline’s operator, TransCanada Corp., is struggling […]

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ECONOMY/OIL: “Big oil companies including Chevron, Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC are piling into the Permian Basin, the oil-rich region straddling Texas and New Mexico that is the epicenter of the second wave of U.S. shale drilling. Chevron and others say they will soon achieve something that has proven surprisingly elusive for […]

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ENERGY/OIL/TRADE DEALS: “American oil exports are emerging as a disruptive new force in global markets. The U.S. exported 1 million barrels of oil a day during some months so far this year—double the pace of 2016—and is on track to average that amount for all of 2017, according to a Wall Street Journal analysis of […]

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OIL/POLITICS: “The Trump administration ordered a review of oil reserves and production on Alaska’s vast public lands, an early step in potentially opening more areas of the state to drilling—including the now-protected Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke signed the order Wednesday [5-31-17] in Anchorage, Alaska. The move is likely to add to […]

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OIL/TRUMP EXEC ORDER: “Just past the seventh anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, President Trump on Friday [4-28-17] directed the Interior Department to ‘reconsider’ several safety regulations on offshore drilling implemented after one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation’s history. Friday’s executive order was aimed at rolling back the Obama administration’s attempts […]

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FOREIGN POLICY/OIL/RUSSIA/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “Exxon Mobil Corp. (XOM -0.53%) has applied to the Treasury Department for a waiver from U.S. sanctions on Russia in a bid to resume its joint venture with state oil giant PAO Rosneft, according to people familiar with the matter. Exxon has been seeking U.S. permission to drill with Rosneft in […]

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KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The fight seemed over. Plans to bury an oil pipeline in the Nebraska dirt, through hilly grazing land near the Elkhorn River and flat expanses of corn farther south, had been halted. Farmers and ranchers who spent years opposing the project moved on with their lives. But suddenly the pipeline from Canada […]

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ENERGY/OIL/RUSSIA: “Russia is on the verge of taking control of a US oil company. In a crazy twist of international events, Russia’s state-owned oil company Rosneft might end up owning Citgo, a US energy company based in Houston, Texas. This isn’t a direct takeover. Instead, it hinges on the ability of Venezuela’s state-run oil company […]

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KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “The Trump administration has given final approval to the Keystone XL project, bringing the mammoth oil pipeline a step closer to fruition more than a year after former President Barack Obama blocked its construction. The U.S. State Department said Friday [3-24-17] it had issued a presidential permit to TransCanada Corp., the company […]

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KEYSTONE/OIL/PIPELINES/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT/TRUMP EXEC ORDERS: “A few weeks ago, when President Trump signed a directive clearing several hurdles out of the way of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline, the White House touted a new requirement — that the pipeline be made with American-produced steel. Never mind. The requirement to use domestic steel posed a potential […]

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DONALD ON DONALD/OIL: “Should have gone after the oil years ago (like I have been saying).”  – 12/6/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 12/6/2015

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DONALD ON DONALD/ISIS/OIL/TERRORISM: “Remember, I was the one who said attack the oil (ISIS source of wealth) a long time ago. Everyone scoffed, now they’re attacking the oil.”  – 11/16/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 11/16/2015

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ISIS/OIL: “They laughed at me when I said to bomb the ISIS controlled oil fields. Now they are not laughing and doing what I said. #Trump2016”  – 11/13/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 11/13/2015

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IRAN/OIL: “Oil is under $50/barrel. Now is the time to increase sanctions against Iran, not lift them. No deal is better than a bad deal. #ArtOfTheDeal”  – 4/2/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 4/2/2015

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ENERGY/OIL/SCOTLAND: “Based on new oil prices, the ugly windfarms being built in Scotland will quickly die! What a mess!”  – 1/21/2015, Donald Trump, Twitter.com, 1/21/2015

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