As we told you earlier, the Biden White House has sent a letter to Big Oil refiners demanding an explanation for high gas prices and a reason for why they’re not producing more gas.
From the Associated Press:
President Joe Biden on Wednesday called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump.
“The crunch that families are facing deserves immediate action,” Biden wrote in a letter to seven oil refiners. “Your companies need to work with my Administration to bring forward concrete, near-term solutions that address the crisis.”
Gas prices nationwide are averaging roughly $5 a gallon, an economic burden for many Americans and a political threat for the president’s fellow Democrats going into the midterm elections. Broader inflation began to rise last year as the U.S. economy recovered from the coronavirus pandemic, but it accelerated in recent months as energy and food prices climbed after Russia invaded Ukraine in February and disrupted global commodity markets.
With that in mind, an assignment for a White House reporter has been suggested (Peter Doocy perhaps) based on a tweet from @JoeBiden in 2020:
So any WH reporter gonna ask about this one? https://t.co/uUuL3j0Mmz
— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) June 15, 2022
The refiners who received Biden’s letter demanding a reason to know why gas prices are so high should reply by sending back a photo of this tweet and a mirror:
We have to treat climate change like the existential threat it is. As president, I will:
– End subsidies for fossil fuel corporations
– Ban new drilling on federal lands & waters
– Hold oil executives accountable
– Rally the world to raise the commitments of the Paris Agreement
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) March 16, 2020
In 2019 Biden literally promised that he was “end fossil fuels.” But high prices are now the fault of Big Oil greed, and of course Vladimir Putin.
I cant quite put my finger on why we are spending $6 a gallon at the pump… https://t.co/1dOeRu0HZL
— Paul Thacker (@paulthacker11) June 15, 2022
But “Putin’s price hikes” or something.
Why is all this happening?
Biden from 2020… https://t.co/JWHTi2U4ec
— john jackson (@pvtjokerus) June 15, 2022
Why is Putin doing this to us? https://t.co/mFnomwHmt6
— Gerry Callahan (@GerryCallahan) June 15, 2022
It's not like he didn't warn us of his plan to destroy America BEFORE he was elected. https://t.co/lW3wiX8QzV
— Ultra MAGA Flamingo 🔥🦩🇺🇸 (@FiredUpFlamingo) June 15, 2022
Hopefully it was worth it for the “no mean tweets” crowd to get rid of Trump in favor of the disaster that we have now.
— Ivan Trumpovic 🇦🇺🇭🇷🇺🇸🇷🇺Z (@QualityTweets78) June 15, 2022
— Ferguson G (@FergieG) June 15, 2022
It’s too bad we can’t fuel our cars with all the gaslighting that comes from this administration.
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