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Trump official slams cartels as U.S. lawmakers push anti-OPEC bill

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By Timothy GardnerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior administration official said on Friday that U.S. national security depends on affordable energy, and slammed cartels when asked if President Donald Trump would support a bill targeting the OPEC production group's oil supply cuts."The United States is firmly committed to open, fair and competitive markets for global energy trade," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "We do not support market-distorting behavior, including cartels."The House of Representatives' Judiciary Committee on Thursday unanimously passed the No Oil ...

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 02:53 IST