Currently, the average price per gallon of gasoline across the United States is higher than it has been in the past seven years. Per data released from AAA, the average gasoline price per gallon is now $3.22, which has not been seen since 2014.
Moreover, the cost of gasoline is enormously high in certain states, including California, which has an average price of $4.42 per gallon. In various metropolitan areas across the state, gas costs well more than $5 per gallon.
Today, the national average for a gallon of gas reached $3.22, the highest price since 2014. In some places, Americans are paying as much as $5/gallon! This isn’t a coincidence– this is a direct result of the Biden Admin’s failed policies & the American people are paying for it.
— Mario Diaz-Balart (@MarioDB) October 6, 2021
However, just one year ago, the average price was only $2.18. Thus, the current spike is attributed to the massive inflation caused by Biden’s economic policies, and it also disrupts the claim that these increased prices are merely “transitory” or temporary.
With more than eight months into the Biden presidency, the economy has not been built “back better.” From rent to the grocery store to construction costs, prices have elevated and increased economic pressure, resulting in widespread shortages in some scenarios.
Aside from promoting inflation, the Biden administration has also taken various actions that have killed American production, in particular production related to petroleum. For instance, the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would have provided thousands of jobs, was terminated within Biden’s first 24 hours in office.
Oil and gas prices are skyrocketing.
And Joe Biden is shutting down domestic energy projects.
You can't make this up.
— Daniel Turner (@DanielTurnerPTF) October 6, 2021
Biden then proceeded to beg OPEC for more supply for cheaper gasoline prices, though OPEC rebuffed Biden’s requests. Russia, for instance, along with the rest of OPEN believes that markets currently “do not need more oil … despite U.S. pressure to add supplies and [prevent] an oil price rise.”
Now, with natural gas prices hitting a 13-year high and Europe facing a growing energy crisis, Americans’ bills will continue to skyrocket as we head into winter. 2/3
— Congressman Fred Keller (@RepFredKeller) October 6, 2021
Oil prices have risen even further since OPEC’s rejection, and Biden has continuously failed to address major supply chain issues, especially since he disregards the idea of American energy independence.
Today, under the Biden-Harris administration, the national average price for a gallon of gas reached $3.22. This is the highest price since the Obama-Biden administration.
I'm starting to see a common denominator…
— Pete Sessions (@PeteSessions) October 6, 2021