Energy Secretary Urges Oil Companies to Address High Gasoline Prices

Biden administration officials struck a more conciliatory tone with oil-company executives in a meeting Thursday to discuss potential responses to record-high gasoline prices.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm pressed executives from Exxon Mobil Corp., Chevron Corp., Shell PLC, Marathon Petroleum Corp. and other major oil companies and refiners for their solutions on how to boost fuel supplies. But officials didn’t criticize those executives for profiteering, as President Biden has done in recent days, participants said, leading to more constructive discussions in a meeting that lasted about an hour.