President Trump continues to enjoy overwhelming financial support from the energy sector in the run-up to the Nov. 3 election. However, former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. has gained some ground among industry donors and holds a lead in recent overall donations and in the polls.

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The president and Democratic nominee Biden are scheduled to square off Thursday night in a final televised debate.

Donors tied to the oil and gas industry gave about $13 million to Trump’s campaign and outside groups supporting his re-election as of mid-October. The donation total spans the current election cycle, which got underway at the start of 2019. That compares with about $900,000 donated to Biden’s campaign from people and political action committees (PAC) associated with the energy...