Get ready for several years of extreme pain, America, because the Biden energy party is just getting started. As of this writing, eastern Texas, northwestern Louisiana, southern Arkansas and southeastern Oklahoma are engulfed in blackouts. The past few days have been the coldest temperatures people in that region have seen in their lifetimes. And conditions aren’t likely to improve in the next week, forecasters say the regions will continue to be pelted with more ice, freezing temperatures and snow. Once again, global warming continues to over-promise and under-deliver!
Meanwhile, what?! Just two weeks ago, America was energy independent and we weren’t at risk of having the power grid in Texas overwhelmed by a hiccup in the weather. What could have possibly changed in two weeks?
Oh, that’s right! Joe Biden was sworn in and in just a couple of weeks, he’s managed to completely cripple the energy sector in America with a series of new executive orders. Great job, Joe!
You’re probably already feeling the pain of Biden’s adherence to the Democrat Party’s weird weather cult, every time you go to gas up your car. In just two weeks, Joe Biden has managed to increase the price of gasoline by 18%. Imagine what he’ll do in several years!
According to AAA, the most expensive statewide average price for a gallon of gas right now is in California, where fuel is running at about $3.48 a gallon. The cheapest is in Mississippi at $2.18. Brace yourselves, everyone!
With Joe Biden running the entire oil and gas industry in America through a woodchipper, the national average price for a gallon of gas is expected to hit $4 a gallon by the end of this year. The current national average is $2.50. So, whatever you’re paying on your monthly gasoline bill right now – expect it to jump by 60% by the end of Joe’s first year in office. Think of how the planet will start to heal, though. That’s what’s important. And all of those pipeline workers can learn to build solar panels or something.
If you don’t believe that the price of gas will jump by 60% this year, think again. Biden has imposed a 60-day freeze on federal leasing and permitting, so the price of oil has already gone up by 50%. That jump just hasn’t made its way to the gasoline pumps where you fuel up every week. It’s coming.
One oil industry insider told the Washington Examiner last week, “In four years, we made the US energy independent and denied the bad guys the ability to control global oil prices. The Democrats undo it in two weeks. Just incredible.”
Yeah, that’s one word for it.
Oh, but the Biden administration is not done yet! Remember how when Donald Trump first came into office, he ordered every federal department to trim its fat budgets by 20% by increasing efficiency and eliminating redundant federal jobs? Yeah, Joe has ordered every federal department to factor global warming into its annual budget.
Biden next suspended new drilling leases on all federal lands and slapped a moratorium on any new exploration for oil and gas in Alaska’s ANWR. Plus, he cut off funding for all overseas carbon-based energy production. US-based oil companies no longer have the backing of the US government for their investment in new oil and gas ventures outside of the US.
Now that the Democrats have seen the immediate crippling effect that Senile Joe’s cancellation of the Keystone XL Pipeline had on America (and Canada), they’re excited to put even more pipeline projects on the chopping block. The regime is considering shutting down the Dakota Access pipeline, the Enbridge Line 5 replacement in Minnesota (again – that’s a replacement of an already-existing pipeline), and the Mountain Valley pipeline in Virginia and West Virginia.
Since they know that the Biden regime is a bunch of sissies that can be walked all over, guess what OPEC and Saudi Arabia did immediately when Biden shut down America’s energy production? That’s right – OPEC and Saudi Arabia cut production to drive prices up even further. Where are gas prices going in just a short amount of time? To the moon, baby!
It should be pretty obvious to everyone that cutting oil and gas production doesn’t magically get replaced by solar power and windmills, just because you shut them down. Good grief – Joe Biden has nearly shut the lights off in Texas!
In case it’s not perfectly clear to everyone: If you want to live in a grass hut and fight your neighbors with a sharp stick over the last zebra at the zoo – vote for Democrats in 2022!