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Politics Trump says he will nominate energy deputy secretary to be its new chief

23:00  18 october  2019
23:00  18 october  2019 Source:   reuters.com

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WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he would nominate Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the next head of the department.

FILE: US Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette speaks during a press conference with the German Economy Minister on February 12, 2019 at the Economy Ministry in Berlin after they held talks over Europe's gas supply. - Germany will put on a show of unity with the United States February 12, 2019 in talks on importing natural gas, as Berlin battles accusations an under-construction pipeline deepens European energy dependence on Russia. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP)        (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images) © Getty Images FILE: US Deputy Energy Secretary Dan Brouillette speaks during a press conference with the German Economy Minister on February 12, 2019 at the Economy Ministry in Berlin after they held talks over Europe's gas supply. - Germany will put on a show of unity with the United States February 12, 2019 in talks on importing natural gas, as Berlin battles accusations an under-construction pipeline deepens European energy dependence on Russia. (Photo by Odd ANDERSEN / AFP) (Photo credit should read ODD ANDERSEN/AFP/Getty Images)

"I am pleased to nominate Deputy Secretary Dan Brouillette to be the new Secretary of Energy. Dan's experience in the sector is unparalleled. A total professional, I have no doubt that Dan will do a great job!" Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.

If confirmed by the Senate, Brouillette will replace Rick Perry, who said on Thursday he would step down from the job by the end of the year.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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