By Adam Sabes

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President Biden said that the country is going through an “incredible transition” away from fossil fuels via the high gas prices being experienced nationwide.

Biden made the statement on gas prices during a joint press conference with Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Monday.

Biden’s comments come amid a stretch of record-high gas prices which the American Automobile Association says is “unprecedented.”

The national average for a gallon of regular gas stands at $4.56 as of Monday, which is more than $.40 higher than it was just a month ago.

In parts of the country such as California, however, the average price for a gallon of regular gas reached $6.06 on Monday.

Biden added during the press conference on Monday that his administration has taken steps to prevent the price at the pump from going even higher, such as the release of 1 million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum reserve.

“And what I’ve been able to do to keep it from getting even worse — and it’s bad.  The price of gas at the pump is something that I told you — you heard me say before — it would be a matter of great discussion at my kitchen table when I was a kid growing up.  It’s affecting a lot of families,” Biden said.

“But we have released over two hundred and, I think, fifty-seven thousand — million barrels of oil, I should say. Us and the rest of the world we convinced to get involved. It’s helped, but it’s not been enough,” he added.

The White House has shifted some of the blame for higher gas prices as a result of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, calling it a “Putin spike at the gas pump.”

Gasoline prices in Jersey City, New Jersey, March 9, 2022.

Gasoline prices in Jersey City, New Jersey, March 9, 2022. (Reuters/Mike Segar)

“Let me first say that Americans are paying a higher price at the pump because of the actions of President Putin,” then-White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki told reporters in March. “This is a Putin spike at the gas pump, not one prompted by our sanctions.”

Biden’s comments on Monday were ridiculed by several Republicans who said that the president is now “saying the quiet part out loud now.”

“They’re saying the quiet part out loud now. They’re causing you pain at the pump because it’s all part of their radical agenda,” said Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La.

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Biden instituted policies some that say are anti-energy during his first hours in office, including canceling the Keystone XL pipeline that would have moved more than 800,000 barrels of crude oil per day from Canada to Texas, and “pausing” oil and gas leases on federal lands. The Biden administration has also canceled multiple federal oil and gas lease sales, some as recently as this month amid the gas price surge.

One thought on “President Biden seems to praise high gas prices as ‘incredible transition’ Americans must go through”
  1. “No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period. It ends,” and, “Look at my eyes. I guarantee you we’re going to end, end fossil fuel.” ~ Biden in 2020

    Gasoline prices.
    Jan 2020: $2.64 (Pre pandemic)
    Jan 2021: $2.42 (Brandon takes office)
    Jan 2022: $3.41 (1 year after Brandon took office. Months before Putin invaded Ukraine))
    Apr 2022: $4.21 (15 months after Brandon took office)
    (Source: eia. Gov)

    Btw, in July 2008, Nancy Pelosi blamed the “two oil men in the White House,” (Bush and Cheney), and their Republican allies in Congress for high gasoline prices. Do you wonder what she thinks now?

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