Biden Announces Release Of More Oil From Strategic Reserve Ahead Of Midterms | Eastern North Carolina Now | The White House announced on Tuesday that President Joe Biden would release 15 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

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    The White House announced on Tuesday that President Joe Biden would release 15 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

    The national average price for gasoline is currently $3.85 per gallon, according to data from AAA, marking a nearly 62% increase since Biden assumed office at the beginning of last year. In response to the rising prices, Biden announced in March that his administration would release 180 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a stock of emergency crude oil created to manage supply disruptions in energy markets. Transactions for the final 15 million barrels will clear by the end of December.

    "Global crude oil supply flows remain a challenge, due in large part to the ongoing instability caused by Russia's actions in Ukraine," the White House said in a statement. "The President is prepared to authorize significant additional sales in coming months if conditions require."

    West Texas Intermediate, the American benchmark for crude oil, was nearly $85 per barrel as of Wednesday morning after a decline on Tuesday afternoon. The White House noted that officials "will not hesitate" to use the Strategic Petroleum Reserve or other tools "to shore up the global supply of energy, support domestic inventory levels, and bring prices down for Americans."

    Biden plans to repurchase crude oil at prices that could range between $67 per barrel and $72 per barrel. According to the White House, the move will "protect taxpayers and help create certainty around future demand for crude oil." Two years ago, however, former President Donald Trump attempted to stabilize the energy sector by filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve with oil priced at $24 per barrel, a rock-bottom rate that occurred as a result of worldwide lockdowns. Democrats blocked the measure amid broader stimulus package negotiations.

    Biden has presided over a decrease in the Strategic Petroleum Reserve from 638 million barrels to 409 million barrels, according to data from the Energy Information Administration. When one reporter questioned White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre this week on why the release was necessary since gas prices are trending downward, as the administration asserts, she claimed that Americans would receive "a little bit of breathing room" as a result of the policy.

    "President Biden has said for months how he is committed to doing everything that he can in his power to address Putin's price hike," Jean-Pierre said. "He has said this on almost every speech that you've heard him talk about when it comes to gas prices and what the American people are seeing and feeling at the pump. And he's been delivering on that."

    Although the release is primarily intended to cut domestic energy prices, at least 5 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve have found their way to nations such as India, the Netherlands, and Italy, as well as a Chinese oil company with links to Hunter Biden.     The economy and inflation are salient issues among voters preparing to cast ballots in the midterm elections, with 84% considering the former to be a top factor on their minds. The Republicans lead the Democrats by a 16% margin and a 19% margin with respect to trust on handling the economy and inflation, respectively, according to a recent poll from ABC News and The Washington Post.

    The government of Saudi Arabia released a statement last week claiming that Biden had asked the kingdom to avoid a decrease in oil production until after the American elections. Earlier this month, Biden reportedly began preparing to ease sanctions on Venezuela so that Chevron, an American oil company, could resume production in the socialist nation.

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Inarguably, the policies of the Democrats in congress and Joe Biden as the Executive is plunging the United States into a recession, if we are not already there; a recession that was completely avoidable. Will abrupt changes in policies occur in time?
  Yes, the Democrats have a bold plan, yet to be revealed, to save us.
  No, there will have to be a complete undoing of the damage done by these Democrats.
  I can't do simple math, so how am I to understand the concept of basic economics.
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In what may be the most divisive period in modern American History, even more divisive than the turbulent sixties due to today's lack of patriotism, consider what are the major catalysts causing so much of this calamity of conflict, and vote: What most instigates the division of America, on this day September 20, 2022?
  Racism within our society
  Sex realignment to the detriment of our society.
  Biden /Harris Wide Open Southern Border Policy for the Demographic Upheaval of OUR Constitutional Republic
  Rampant Crime in Democratic controlled cities, and the possible contagion elsewhere
  Covid Pandemic, and its mishandling at the political, and bureaucratic levels.
  The unresolved questions /allegation regarding the flawed 2020 General Election
  January 6th Riot or "Armed Insurrection", depending upon patriotic perspective
  Joe Biden as Divisive Leader; Ineffective and Corrupt Executive
  Failed Education Industry, from an overall perspective, regarding all levels of education.
  Propagandistic Media in complete conflict with the First Amendment's guarantee of Freedom of Speech, and the awesome responsibility of a Free Press..
  "Orangeman Bad!"
  Bureaucracy rushing to a behemoth size, its unjustified expense, and far too often overreach.
  The Weaponized Deep State for political purposes
  A secular ambivalence to all that is real.
  Record number of overdose deaths from opioids and now Fentanyl
  Biden Administration's disastrous Foreign Policy
  Bidenflation /supply chain failure inevitably evolving into stagflation and recession.
  "Ultra MAGA Extremists" freely speaking louder AND LOUDER!
700 total vote(s)     What's your Opinion?


poll#145
After one full year of the Biden /Harris Administration: Does Joe Biden have the intellectual capacity, and, or the energy to lead the United States of America through the mess that he predominately created ... in just one year?
  Yes
  No
  Unsure
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