Trump’s Big Oil and Gas Backers Under Fire For Possible Collusion With OPEC To Keep Oil Prices High

Washington, D.C. – Another day, another piece of proof that the only people to blame for high gas prices are Donald Trump’s Big Oil and gas backers. The FTC has announced Scott Sheffield, the founder and former CEO of Pioneer Natural Resources, is being barred from involvement in the merger of his own company with Exxon over reports that he may have colluded with OPEC to coordinate production and raise oil prices to pad company profits at the expense of hardworking Americans. In response to the news, Climate Power senior advisor for oil and gas Alex Witt released the following statement: 

“It’s no surprise that Donald Trump keeps blaming President Biden for high gas prices, as his Big Oil and gas financial backers are price gouging consumers so that Americans pay more at the pump even after years of record profits. Trump just handpicked a former Exxon lobbyist to be of chair the RNC, he appointed Exxon’s CEO to be his Secretary of State, and Pioneer Natural Resources spent $100,000 to make Scott Pruitt Trump’s EPA administrator so that they would give Pioneer everything that they asked for.”