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(FreedomWire.org) – Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm claimed Monday that “international and climate events” were to blame for price increases at the pump.

“It’s obviously based upon international and climate events, so, for example, Winter Storm Elliot pulled two million barrels off the U.S. market,” Granholm said during a White House press briefing. “That crimp in supply causes prices to go up.”

The average price of a gallon of gas is $3.423, up from $3.096 a month ago, according to AAA. Biden has taken credit for lower gas prices in the past, even though a gallon of gas cost an average of $2.1218 on Nov. 3, 2020.

Biden and the White House have often called increased gas prices the “Putin price hike,” but some experts have said Biden’s hostility to fossil fuel production has fueled higher gas prices. The Biden administration revoked the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in January 2021 and cancelled an offshore lease sale in May after issuing new regulations for onshore drilling for oil and natural gas.

Biden authorized the sale of up to 180 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) in March, following Russia’s Feb. 24 invasion of Ukraine. The reserve is down to its lowest level since the 1980s, Forbes reported.

“Biden and Secretary Granholm have created an energy crisis by crippling American energy, sending U.S. jobs overseas, and depleting our SPR,” Senate Republicans said in a release.

The Strategic Production Response Act was introduced in the House earlier this month. It would require the Energy Department to develop a plan to increase the percentage of federal areas leased for gas and oil production before releasing oil from the reserve.

Granholm said President Biden will veto a House bill regulating U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve withdrawals.

Granholm said that such proposals risk raising gas prices and are “simply nonstarters,” according to the official White House transcript.

“So I’ll be very clear: If Congress were to pass H.R. 21 (the Strategic Production Response Act), the president would veto it. He will not allow the American people to suffer because of the backwards agenda that House Republicans are advancing.”

(FreedomWire.org) – Gas prices continue to rise, and ordinary Americans are suffering the consequences. Unfortunately, the Biden administration doesn’t seem to be taking the crisis seriously. In fact, the energy secretary seems to think it’s funny.

On March 6, the average price of a gallon of gas broke through $4 for the first time since 2008. The increase was kick-started by President Biden’s radical green agenda, but has been given a huge boost by the war in Ukraine. It’s now a major factor in the cost of living crisis that’s piling the pressure on millions of American workers – and Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm’s attitude to the soaring prices is starting to make people angry.

In May 2021, a smiling Granholm dismissed early worries about expensive gas by saying “If you drive an electric car this would not be affecting you.” On March 9, political commentator Benny Johnson posted a clip of Granholm comment, which has now gone viral. Of course, that was last year – but Granholm still doesn’t seem to care.

Last Wednesday, as Granholm left a speech in Houston, TX, a journalist tried to ask her what she was doing to bring down gas prices. Granholm simply ignored the question and kept walking. US citizens are feeling the pain as fuel and energy become more expensive; it’s not acceptable for senior administration officials to either dismiss or ignore their concerns.