Alok Sharma said the government should be expanding wind and solar power instead.
Conservative MPs broke ranks with the prime minister over petrol cars as well as infected blood compensation.
The prime minister says awarding new exploration licenses will cut bills and make the UK less reliant on imported fuel.
Claire Coutinho was almost immediately contradicted by Rishi Sunak.
It's the endorsement no one wanted.
Rishi Sunak is looking to weaken the government's carbon pledge.
The prime minister says he can achieve net zero "in a better, more proportionate way".
Australian Andrew Forrest accused the PM of being "on a clickbait cycle" over North Sea oil drilling plans.
Chris Skidmore said it was "the wrong decision at precisely the wrong time".
The prime minister didn't take kindly to the presenter's comments.