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US Energy Chief Extols Oil Industry for Output Boost in Sign of Detente

  • Drilling, fracking expertise can drive clean energy, she says
  • Energy secretary addresses executives at CERAWeek conference

US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm praised oil executives for boosting output and lauded the industry’s “creative visionaries” in an attempt to ease tensions between the Biden administration and fossil-fuel producers.

“The US has become, in this year, an indispensable energy partner to our allies and a global energy powerhouse,” Granholm said, drawing applause from a packed ballroom at the CERAWeek by S&P Global conference in Houston on Wednesday.