The US oil and gas industry is said to be anxious about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s policy proposals.
The businessman last week warned he would consider halting US oil purchases from Saudi Arabia unless it provided troops to fight against Islamic State (IS).
According to the Financial Times, Trump has alarmed the oil and gas industry, particularly with numerous attacks on opponent Ted Cruz for taking millions of dollars of campaign donations from “big oil”.
Doug Flanders, policy director at the Colorado Oil & Gas Association, said it was concerned there was no clear idea where Trump was on “a lot of different issues” as the candidate does not “give specifics” on a number of issues.
Meanwhile, Kim Hatfield, president of Crawley Petroleum, said she was unsure whether the oil and gas industry is “necessarily one of Mr Trump’s areas of expertise.”
Both Senator Ted Cruz and Ohio Governor John Kasich have encouraged fracking for delivering petrol, lower electricity bills and reduced reliance on foreign oil.