Who Will be the Next Secretary of Energy?

Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm

Harold Hamm is the legendary CEO of Continental Resources. Hamm is, along with George Mitchell, Aubrey McClendon, and a few others, one of the original pioneers who figured out how to combine fracking with horizontal drilling to access previously-trapped oil in shale deposits. Hamm’s claim to fame is drilling in the mighty Bakken oil fields of North Dakota. Harold Hamm is, by all accounts, one of the biggest frackers in the world. Hamm addressed the Republican National Convention in July, and tongues immediately began flapping that Hamm was in line to become Trump’s Secretary of Energy if and should he win (see Fracking Legend Harold Hamm – Next Secretary of Energy?). We eagerly stoked those flames. We think Hamm would be a tremendous Energy Secretary. Apparently those rumors are growing stronger. Although Hamm has publicly said he’s not interested, he’s one of three names under serious consideration for the post. And if we were laying money on a bet, we’d pick Hamm…

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