Environment & Energy Report

Billions in Oil Royalties at Risk in Talks After Trump Forum (1)

April 3, 2020, 4:47 PM

Oil industry representatives will meet with Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette and White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow Friday to discuss ways the Trump administration can help energy companies weather plummeting prices and demand, such as waiving royalty fees.

The teleconference with independent refiners and oil producers is set to follow a separate meeting at 3 p.m. between President Donald Trump and top industry executives at the White House. It was described by four people familiar with the matter who asked not to be named before a formal announcement. One of the issues set for discussion...

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