US oil and gas industry weighs in behind the Republicans.

FT: “The US oil industry is mounting its biggest-ever campaign to influence the November presidential election, as it seeks to capitalise on the transformation of America’s energy landscape by shale gas and oil. The American Petroleum Institute’s “Vote 4 Energy” campaign is designed to win support for candidates who back its agenda of increased access and limited regulation for oil and gas companies.” The issue could be pivotal in key states like Ohio, where fracking is soon to begin, with Republicans making Barack Obama’s alleged stifling of the energy industry a centrepiece.