Environment, Education, Energy: Policy to People

Mitt Romney’s New Energy Adviser is an Oklahoma Oil Billionaire

Oklahoma oil billionaire Harold Hamm has been appointed energy adviser to Republican primary front-runner Mitt Romney.

Hamm is the founder and CEO of Enid-based Continental Resources Inc., and was ranked 36th on Forbes magazine’s list of 400 wealthiest Americans. His 68 percent stake in Continental is valued at $11.2 billion, reports Bloomberg News.

Energy policy and gas prices have become a big part of 2012 primary politics. At campaign stops in big-energy Oklahoma, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich endorsed expanded domestic drilling and rallied against federal regulation of the oil and gas industry.

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