• 5 minutes Trump will capitulate on the trade war
  • 7 minutes China 2019 - Orwell was 35 years out
  • 12 minutes Glory to Hong Kong
  • 15 minutes ABC of Brexit, economy wise, where to find sites, links to articles ?
  • 4 hours Peaceful demonstration in Hong Kong again thwarted by brutality of police
  • 2 hours Here's your favourite girl, Tom!
  • 14 hours Civil Unrest Is Erupting All Over The World, But Just Wait Until America Joins The Party...
  • 10 hours Wonders of US Shale: US Shale Benefits: The U.S. leads global petroleum and natural gas production with record growth in 2018
  • 8 hours Nigeria Demands $62B from Oil Majors
  • 2 hours Canada Election Deadlock?
  • 15 hours Australian Hydroelectric Plant Cost Overruns
  • 11 hours China's Blueprint For Global Power
  • 2 hours IMO 2020:
  • 2 hours Clampdown on Chinese capital flight is shutting down their commercial construction in US
  • 14 hours Ford Planning Huge North American Charging Network
  • 7 hours Deepwater GOM Project Claims Industry First
  • 1 day Bloomberg: shale slowing. Third wave of shale coming.
The U.S. Doubles Down On Domestic Lithium Production

The U.S. Doubles Down On Domestic Lithium Production

Battery metals are quickly becoming…

A Crisis Is Brewing For Offshore Oil

A Crisis Is Brewing For Offshore Oil

Times are hard for both…

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana Paraskova

Tsvetana is a writer for Oilprice.com with over a decade of experience writing for news outlets such as iNVEZZ and SeeNews. 

More Info

U.S. Energy Secretary Perry Dismisses Report He’s Resigning

Rick Perry

U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry denied on Monday reports that he was preparing to resign next month, saying that he doesn’t plan to go anywhere.

Secretary Perry is planning to hand in his resignation in November, Politico reported last week, citing three unnamed sources in the know.

According to Politico’s sources, Secretary Perry has been considering resigning for several months now, and his indirect involvement in the impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump may have helped him make his mind. The sources themselves told Politico that the Ukraine scandal that led to the impeachment probe had no role in Perry’s decision to leave.

Perry’s name got mixed up in the scandal because of a U.S. delegation the Energy Secretary led to Ukraine for the inauguration of President Volodymyr Zelensky. The delegation was initially supposed to be led by Vice President Mike Pence, but Perry was named instead of him in the last minute.  

Speaking at a news conference in Lithuania on Monday, Secretary Perry said, as carried by Reuters:

“They’ve been writing the story for at least nine months now. One of these days they will probably get it right, but it’s not today, it’s not tomorrow, it’s not next month.”

Meanwhile, Axios reported over the weekend that President Trump told House Republicans in a call that it was Secretary Perry who urged him to make the Ukraine call that prompted the impeachment inquiry.

“The only reason I made the call was because Rick asked me to. Something about an LNG [liquefied natural gas] plant,” one source who was at the call told Axios, and the recollection was corroborated by two other sources on the call.  

Related: The Biggest Hurdle In India’s Nuclear Energy Push

Commenting on this, Shaylyn Hynes, Department of Energy Press Secretary, told NBC News that “Secretary Perry absolutely supported and encouraged the President to speak to the new President of Ukraine to discuss matters related to their energy security and economic development.”

“The United States strongly supports Ukraine and Poland’s effort to enhance regional energy security,” Secretary Perry tweeted on Monday.

Secretary Perry is currently on a visit to Lithuania, where he is taking part in a series of energy-related conferences and events.

By Tsvetana Paraskova for Oilprice.com

More Top Reads From Oilprice.com:



Join the discussion | Back to homepage

Leave a comment

Leave a comment

Oilprice - The No. 1 Source for Oil & Energy News
Download on the App Store Get it on Google Play