Nothing causes the big oil companies economic pain more than drill baby drill. When there are few drilling permits/leases allowed, only the big companies get the ability to drill. Stricter limits on drilling, especially over dry land, always push out the smaller oil businesses while simultaneously lowering supply and making the cost of oil go up. CEO's of every industry wish their company could make those kind of windfall profits while producing fewer goods like Big Oil. The best friends of Big Oil are always the politicians who are loudest at saying they hate Big Oil.Yup, 1+2 are what we are saying and the delay and detriment you mention in your paragraph is deliberate, it's the capitulation Manchin forced. Everything the oil industry is doing is designed to delay delay delay, they're making billions a day profit and enjoying billions a day in subsidies, it's all just cold MBA calculus.