┬áThe White House is considering proposals that would tax oil and gas windfall profits in order to provide a benefit to consumers struggling with higher energy prices, a U.S. official said on Thursday. Bharat Ramamurti, the deputy director of President Joe Biden’s National Economic Council, said the administration has been examining U.S. Senate and House of Representative proposals that could hike taxes on energy producers in order to provide a subsidy to consumers. “We are very much open to any proposal that would provide relief to consumers at the pump,” he said during a panel sponsored by the Roosevelt Institute, a think tank. “There are a variety of interesting proposals and design choices on a windfall profits tax. We’ve looked carefully at each of them and are engaging in conversations with Congress about design.” High energy prices have pushed large oil producers to record […]