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Energy Secretary: Americans Should Expect To Pay More For Gas, Heat

Energy Secretary: Americans Should Expect To Pay More For Gas, Heat

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Dana Bash Sunday to address the rising energy cost in America.

“It will be more expensive this year than last year,” Granholm remarked regarding heating costs. “We are in a slightly more advantageous position, certainly relative to Europe because … they’re going to pay five times higher. We have the same problem with fuels that the supply chains have. The oil and gas companies are not flipping the switch as quickly as the demand requires.”

When asked about the national average of gasoline reaching $3.42/gallon, Granholm stated, “Every president is frustrated because they can’t control the price of gasoline. OPEC is, unfortunately, maintaining the plan in regards to oil prices. OPEC is a cartel, and it controls over 50% of the supply of gasoline.


According to a report from the Energy Information Administration, households are expected to spend 54% more on propane, 43% more on home heating oil, 30% more on natural gas, and 6% more on electric heating compared to last winter, according to a report from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released last month. In October, White House energy advisor Amos Hochstein claimed that America was in the midst of an energy crisis. “This is not just natural gas prices that have been elevated,” he stated, “but crude oil is at very high levels at the moment … and gasoline prices in the United States today are at seven-year highs as natural gas peaks; at the same time.”

Under the Trump Administration, the U.S. was poised to become “energy independent,” according to EIA Administrator Adam Sieminski. President Joe Biden, however, halted new gas and oil permits on his first day in office and canceled the Keystone XL Pipeline.  That pipeline would have carried over 800,000 barrels a day from western Canada to oil refineries throughout the Midwest and Gulf Coast.

When asked Saturday, Biden was noncommittal on ordering a Strategic Petroleum Reserve release in an attempt to address rising prices after the OPEC+ coalition rejected calls from the U.S. and other nations to increase output by more than planned in December.

“I’m not anticipating that OPEC would respond, that Russia and Saudi Arabia would respond,” Biden told reporters at the White House. “They’re going to pump some more oil. Whether they pump enough oil is a different thing.”

Cross-posted from The Daily Caller

Notes from the Editor

This administration has cut off oil production, shut down new pipelines, yet they now act shocked when they see the price of oil going up, one has to wonder, “What did they expect to happen?”


This is just another move in a long list of inept moves by the is administration, every time you think they can’t do another thing as stupid as the last thing they did, they come and blow the doors out, meeting and exceeding all expectations.

While I think the best advertisement to not vote for Democrats is sitting in office right now, I question if we can make it through the next 3 years without going bankrupt due to their policies.

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