The gall of Biden and his administration is sometimes quite outstanding.
To destroy your country’s ability to produce its own oil and gas through endless Executive Order, just to then beg Russia and Saudi Arabia to produce more oil in response to skyrocketing prices, is next level lunacy.
America was totally energy independent under Trump’s leadership, so to see it disintegrate so rapidly into a state of utter dependence on foreign imports of oil, all while the Democrats spend trillions in “green” energy solutions, further bankrupting the nation, is truly mind boggling. It’s hard to even fathom the level of stupidity we’re dealing with here.
But Republican Governor of Texas Greg Abbott has a perfect solution.
After the White House urged the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to pump more oil, Texas GOP Gov. Greg Abbott chimed in to tell President Joe Biden to let Texas produce the oil.
Abbott tweeted on Thursday:
Dear White House:
Texas can do this.
Our producers can easily produce that oil if your Administration will just stay out of the way.
Allow American workers—not OPEC—produce the oil that can reduce the price of gasoline.
Don’t make us dependent on foreign sources of energy. https://t.co/2YVOArh3Gf
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) August 12, 2021
Abbott’s tweet accompanied National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan’s recent statement asking OPEC to produce more oil.
“While OPEC+ recently agreed to production increases, these increases will not fully offset previous production cuts that OPEC+ imposed during the pandemic until well into 2022. At a critical moment in the global recovery, this is simply not enough,” Sullivan wrote.
One of Biden’s first moves as president was to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, which President Donald Trump had hailed as a way to maintain the U.S. energy independence that he said was achieved under his administration. Also, Biden stopped new drilling leases on federal land and water areas.
The low supply has raised the cost of oil, resulting in the White House’s request for more from OPEC.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth