The Wall Street Journal: OPEC debates lobbying campaign aimed at U.S. lawmakers and White House

OPEC is debating an aggressive public-influence campaign aimed at U.S. lawmakers and the White House, a first in its six-decade history, according to officials at the organization.

The proposed message is simple: OPEC plays a vital role in helping the U.S. economy.

Although officials at the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries don’t plan to meet directly with politicians and policy makers, the case for a lobbying effort has taken on new urgency.

Members fear OPEC could fall under U.S. antitrust laws amid threats from the Trump administration and a barrage of tweets from President Trump accusing the group of inflating oil prices.

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