After President Biden tweeted on Saturday that “companies running gas stations” should simply “bring down the price you are charging at the pump,” the U.S. Oil & Gas Association responded by asking the president to “please make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the fall semester.”
“Working on it Mr. President. In the meantime – have a Happy 4th and please make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the fall semester…,” the tweeted.
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Us Energy Producers Roast Biden Over Gas Prices Tweet
This is a period of war and global risk, as Biden tweeted on Sunday to “companies running petrol stations.”
“My message to the companies running gas stations and setting prices at the pump is simple: this is a time of war and global peril,” Biden tweeted on Saturday. “Bring down the price you are charging at the pump to reflect the cost you’re paying for the product. And do it now.”
With gas prices averaging $4.812 per gallon across the country, an increase of 5 cents in only the past month prompted Biden’s post. However, prices are significantly higher in some states.
California has the highest average gas price at $6.244 per gallon, while Illinois has the lowest at $5.325.
Despite his commitment to take responsibility and never place blame on others, Biden has tried to shift the blame for the rise in gas prices onto Russian President Vladimir Putin by constantly referring to it as “Putin’s Price Hike.”
Biden’s appeal to action followed the White House’s unsuccessful effort to impose a 90-day gas tax break, which was deemed unrealistic by even Democratic senators.
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During the campaign, Biden promised to put his green agenda ahead of the energy boom, low prices, and even jobs.
In the December 2019 Democratic debate, moderator Tim Alberta asked, “Three consecutive American presidents have enjoyed stints of explosive economic growth due to a boom in oil and natural gas production. As president, would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth, even knowing potentially that it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of blue-collar workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?”
The previous vice president confirmed that “yes” is the correct response.
In his first days in office, President Joe Biden halted oil and gas leasing on federal lands and canceled the Keystone XL project, which was supposed to bring 870,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to Texas refineries.
Recently, Texas Governor Greg Abbott expressed concern over a potential increase in gas costs due to a new EPA rule that would be implemented at the agency’s discretion.
Biden has gone from defending the current high price of gasoline as the inevitable consequence of the “amazing shift” to a “green” economy, to blaming Vladimir Putin, to criticizing energy producers, and now to blaming gas station owners, who only make a few cents per gallon of gas sold.
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