Biden Blames Big Oil for High Cost of His War on Oil

President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the [HORRIBLE] July Jobs report, Friday, August 6, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. (Official White House Photo by Cameron Smith)

Joe Biden is the kind of man who deliberately would steer his car into a ditch, crawl from the wreckage, and then probe the ditch for criminal conduct.

Such nonsense mirrors Biden’s recent instructions to the Federal Trade Commission. Citing “mounting evidence of anti-consumer behavior by oil-and-gas companies,” Biden told the FTC to “bring all of the Commission’s tools to bear if you uncover any wrongdoing.”

Is Biden cynical enough to blame Big Oil for a national fiasco that he concocted? Or is he so touchingly self-unaware that he misses the connection between higher pump prices and his own War on Oil?

In June 2007, Biden shared with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer his plan to cut gasoline costs: “As president of the United States, use the Justice Department to go in and investigate this whole issue of price-gouging.”

When Biden uttered such baseless paranoia in September, the Associated Press put him in his place. “THE FACTS: There actually is little evidence something nefarious is behind the higher gasoline prices, as Biden suggests.”

It takes profound naivete for Biden not to recognize how his and his team’s anti-oil animus has driven fuel costs skyward. In fewer than 11 months, this administration has:

Killed the Keystone XL Pipeline

Threatened to plug the Canada-to-Michigan Enbridge Line 5 pipeline

Halted oil leases in a sliver of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

Stopped oil and gas leases on federal lands

Proposed a methane tax that could cost this industry up to $10 billion annually

Encouraged Left-wing activists to pressure financiers to defund oil companies

And how is this multi-front War on Oil working out? As predicted.

In October 2021, U.S. oil drilling had plunged 38 percent versus October 2019, before COVID-19 derailed the booming Trump-GOP economy. With supply down and demand up (as COVID-related instability has eased), regular unleaded gasoline retailed on October 25, 2021, for $3.38 per gallon compared to $2.59 on October 28, 2019 — up 30.5 percent. On those dates, the New York Mercantile Exchange’s price for West Texas Intermediate crude was $83.94 per barrel, versus $56.65 — up 48.2 percent. Likewise, natural gas drilling had slid 28.9 percent, while prices were $5.90 per million BTUs vs. $2.45 – up 140.8 percent.

Team Biden’s sadism toward their fellow Americans exposes the thuggish side of their anti-oil fanaticism.

Biden himself told New Hampshire voters in September 2019: “I guarantee you. We’re going to end fossil fuels.”

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, while Michigan’s governor, said in November 2016, “We ought to be doing everything we possibly can to keep fossil fuel energy in the ground.”

Saule Omarova — Biden’s Kazakh-born, Soviet-educated, Brezhnev-flavored nominee for Comptroller of the Currency — spoke in February about fossil-fuel companies: “We want them to go bankrupt if we want to tackle climate change.”

Given the religious fervor that informs Team Biden’s hatred of oil, their current actions are utterly incoherent. To escape the political Hell of what they consider high-gas-price Heaven, Biden begs OPEC and the Kremlin to increase oil output. This is like the Anti-Saloon League beseeching Scotland to boost whiskey production after Prohibition shuttered U.S. distilleries.

Relying on the Middle East and Moscow for energy also undermines Biden’s own environmental objectives. At the margin, Biden’s approach would generate more carbon dioxide. North American crude cleanly crosses U.S. territory (and, to a degree, the Canadian border) via carbon-neutral pipelines. Conversely, Arab and Russian oil must traverse oceans and approach U.S. ports on fuel-burning, emissions-generating supertankers. 

Like American reserves, OPEC’s and Russia’s oil also produces CO2 when consumed, but with the added disadvantage of destroyed American jobs. By killing Keystone on his first day as president, Biden obliterated a thousand unionized positions, some 10,000 future jobs, and $2.2 billion in wages.

The president should pause his self-combusting, ecologically contradictory War on Oil long enough to isolate the root cause of high energy prices.

Hint: He’s married to Dr. Jill Biden.

Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.

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Deroy Murdock is a Manhattan-based Fox News Contributor, a contributing editor with National Review Online, and a senior fellow with the London Center for Policy Research.


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Lisa
Lisa
1 month ago

Like this is a surprise, when have you ever known a democrat to take responsibility for anything wrong they do? NEVER!!

Theresa Haswell
1 month ago

Like who closed the pipeline? Duh….

MN Old Goat
MN Old Goat
1 month ago

Totally BeijingBiden’s fault, but he will never admit it

Nannie
Nannie
1 month ago

Worst president ever.He doesn’t have the skills necessary to do the job.

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
1 month ago

Anyone doubt his mental affliction? Anyone else sick and tired of seeing this incompetent doofus jab his bony index finger in our face as if to demand compliance? I could go on…

John
John
1 month ago

Gotta blame someone! BIG shipping must be responsible for the supply crisis! Big Pharma responsible for Covid! BIG SUVs responsible for running over people! (When actually it is BIG government causing all of it….) Lets go BIG Brandon!

Rich
Rich
1 month ago

This person who is currently POTUS is truly out of his mind. First let me thank all you idiots who voted for him. Are you happy now? He is the only one to blame for the high cost and that fact is indisputable. Why? If you can’t answer that then you are more of an idiot that he is. I seem to remember him signing some orewitten executive orders in the Oval Office as soon as he could get there after the sparse crowd that watch his so called inauguration let him go. One of those was to shut down the Keystone pipeline. Others involved Anwar in Alaska and other Federal lands were oil company’s were no longer allowed to drill. Thus we were no longer Energy INDEPENDENT. When he took office we had been most of the last 2 years of the Trump administration. Great move you moron..

Bobby
Bobby
1 month ago

Joe is a serial liar and Joe is lying about this issue

Kevin Omaley
1 month ago

We would do better under Hitler than this Nitt Witt!!

MSG Leo
MSG Leo
1 month ago

C’mon man we all know it’s Brandon’s fault.

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