In his 16th visit to Texas, President Trump toured an oil rig at Double Eagle Energy, in Midland, Texas. Afterward, he delivered strong remarks opening with the recent civil unrest in his speech about energy independence. Trump said, “For the first time over 70 years, we have become a net energy exporter. The U.S. is now the number 1 producer of oil and gas on the face of the earth.”
To ensure we never lose our dominance, the administration extended export authorizations for American liquified gas through 2050. He also promised to protect our natural environment, unlike other countries. We’re also bringing back jobs from these same countries who contribute to pollution, he said.
Among those in attendance were Double Eagle Energy execs, Cody Campbell, John Sellers. The company produces approximately 50,000 barrels of oil per day with 530 wells. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), Rep. Jody Arrington (R-TX), Rep Mike Conaway (R-TX), Gov. Greg Abbot (R-TX) , Dan Patrick (R-TX), Midland County Judge Terry Johnson, former TX Gov and Secretary of Energy, Rick Perry (R-TX), and others from Council of Economic Advisers (CEA).
His remarks began in typical fiery fashion, with sound bites that base have become fond of, “Come on sit down, please let’s have some fun!” He expressed excitement to be at Double Eagle Energy, “thanks to the hard-working citizens like you, The United of America is now the No. 1 energy superpower anywhere in the world, so congratulations, it was not that easy, but now it’s getting easy.”
He went on to say that he was not only there to “celebrate their incredible achievements, but also to send a clear message to the zealots, radicals, and extremists trying to shut down your industry and to make America subservient to foreign producers – that won’t happen to this nation again.”