The US Oil & Gas Association took a blow to President Biden after he tweeted Saturday that “companies that run gas stations” should simply “cut the price you charge at the pump,” telling him to “make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet is registering for Econ 101 for the fall semester.
“We’re working on it, Mr. President. In the meantime – a Happy 4th and make sure the WH intern who posted this tweet registers for Econ 101 for the fall semester…” the tweet tweeted.
On Sunday, Biden tweeted that “gas station companies” should be aware that “this is a time of war and global danger.”
“My message to the companies that are active petrol station and setting prices at the pump is easy: this is a time of war and global danger,” Biden tweeted on Saturday. “Reduce the price you charge at the pump to reflect the cost you pay for the product. And do it now.”
Biden’s tweet comes as gas prices average $4,812 nationwide, which is 5 cents higher than a month ago. However, in some states, prices are much higher.
In California, the average price per gallon of gas is $6,244 and in Illinois it is $5,325.
Biden has tried to shift the blame for the rise in gas prices onto Russian President Vladimir Putin, calling it the “Putin’s Price Hike,” a term used repeatedly by the White House, despite its campaign promise to always take responsibility and not blame others.
Biden’s call to action follows a failed Oval Office proposal to introduce a 90-day gas tax break, which was even rejected by democratic legislators as freak.
During the presidential campaign, Biden vowed to sacrifice the energy boom, low prices and even jobs for the sake of his green agenda.
In the December 2019 Democratic debate, moderator Tim Alberta asked, “Three consecutive US presidents have experienced explosive economic growth as a result of a boom in oil and natural gas production. As president, would you be willing to sacrifice some of that growth, even knowing it could displace thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of workers in the interest of transitioning to that greener economy?”
“The answer is yes,” said the former vice president.
Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, which is said to have supplied about 870,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to Texas refineries, and “paused” oil and gas lease contracts on federal lands during its first hours in office. Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently warned of a discretionary Environmental Protection Agency rule that, if imposed, would raise gas prices even further.
Biden has fluctuated between embracing high gas prices as the price of an “incredible transition” to a “green” economy, blaming Vladimir Putin, blaming energy producers, and now blaming gas station owners, who spend only a few cents. earn per gallon. gasoline they sell.