The answer to the gasoline shortage is not a mass release of our emergency stores.
The answer is to allow domestic producers to ramp up production.
Senators Mark Kelly (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) are now pressing Joe Biden to do precisely that.
Joe Biden has authorized roughly half of our remaining stores to be released over the next six months.
This is dangerous and it is nothing more than a headline grabber for Biden.
This equates to about five percent of our daily usage, so it will have minimal impact on pricing.
It will put this country at risk if we enter into a conflict, which, sadly, is a very real possibility right now.
Biden keeps talking about the leases that are not being used.
In reality, many of the lands on those leases are barren or cannot produce enough to justify the costs, so they are inactive.
Biden does not want to talk about the fact that not a single lease has been sold since he took office.
Manchin and Kelly, in part, stated, “Americans are facing record-level gasoline prices every day when they commute to work, drive their children to school and buy groceries and medicine.
“The additional disruptions in the oil market caused by Russia’s illegal war in Ukraine could drive prices up even further.”
They added, “We support your decision to coordinate a release of crude oil from the emergency reserves of International Energy Agency members but believe more must be done to provide relief to Americans facing rising costs for everything from gas to groceries.”
Biden created this problem, and the fix is right in front of his face, but he does not want to pursue it out of fear of upsetting climate change advocates.
This is a move to force-feed green energy and assault the fossil fuel industry, nothing more.
Source: Fox News