Every State in the Union Now Pays Over $4 for Gas

Every State in the Union Now Pays Over $4 for Gas

Biden Brings America To Incredible New Milestone — A Startlingly Bad One

(RepublicanDaily.org) – The Russian invasion of Ukraine has brought a host of tragic consequences, displacing millions of Ukrainians and costing military and civilian lives on both sides. There have been unwelcome consequences in other countries as well, most notably a further spike in gas prices already climbing to unsustainable heights. A new statistic shows just how serious the problem is now in the United States.

Every State’s Average Price for Gas Is Now Above $4

According to AAA’s online tracker of gas prices, drivers in every single American state are now paying an average of over $4 for a gallon of gas. The Western states are suffering the most, with the average price in California at just over $6 and Hawaii, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska all above $5. The Midwest is currently the cheapest region to buy gas, generally speaking, although Illinois’ average gas price is currently not far below $5.

Is Joe Biden at Fault?

Energy prices are highly complex, and no single factor is capable of driving them up to historic levels by itself. As noted at the beginning of this article, the Russian war in Ukraine has had an impact; however, to listen to President Joe Biden, you might think it was the only relevant factor.

The president has sought to blame Russian President Vladimir Putin for this dire state of affairs again and again, but many analysts think Biden himself should be shouldering a share of the responsibility. Despite the fact the United States has its own reserves of oil and gas, the Biden administration has been unwilling to ramp up domestic production to ease pressure on consumers.

At the very start of his administration, Biden halted progress on the Keystone XL pipeline and paused all new oil and gas leases on federal waters and lands. He took these steps despite outrage and condemnation from figures on the right and energy industry leaders.

Now, the president is exploring radical means to manage energy costs while still maintaining this suppression of domestic production. US officials have recently entered negotiations with the totalitarian Venezuelan regime of President Nicolás Maduro, according to a report in The New York Times. Biden is reportedly lifting part of a restriction on Venezuelan oil imports, allowing oil giant Chevron to enter discussions with Maduro’s government. Critics from both sides of the political aisle in the US have slammed this move, claiming it’s inappropriate in light of Maduro’s inhumane regime, according to The Washington Post.

So, what do you think? Is it time Joe Biden reversed course in relation to domestic production of oil and gas?

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