Trump win brings potential for significant oil and gas policy effects
Will Scargill, GlobalData’s Senior Oil & Gas Analyst covering Upstream Fiscal & Regulatory Regimes says: “Donald Trump’s election as the 45th President of the United States may have significant effects for the global oil and gas industry. The policy platform laid out during the campaign on both domestic issues and foreign affairs includes a number of elements with notable impacts on regulation, tax and investment opportunities in the sector. The Republican Party’s retention of its majority in both the House of Representatives and the Senate, should facilitate legislation to progress the new administration’s initiatives. The lack of detail of Trump’s platform and absence of a track record in public office cast uncertainty over the policies that will be enacted and the effects they will have, but the tone of the campaign suggests a priority on domestic energy policy over international. ….