Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies on the fiscal 2019 budget during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development on Capitol Hill, April 11, 2018 in Washington.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry testifies on the fiscal 2019 budget during a hearing of the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development on Capitol Hill, April 11, 2018 in Washington.

WASHINGTON - U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry is planning to leave the Trump administration, but his departure is not imminent, a source familiar with the situation said on Wednesday.

Perry, a former governor of Texas who has taken a leading role in President Donald Trump's policy of boosting energy production, has been finalizing his departure, the source said.

Perry's plan was first reported by Bloomberg.