Biden to Release 1 Million Barrels of Oil a Day

Biden to Release 1 Million Barrels of Oil a Day

The President is now going to tap into the oil reserves at a steady rate.

Jackson Bakich
Jackson Bakich
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March 30, 2022

President Joe Biden (D) is planning to release about 1 million barrels of oil a day from the nation's strategic oil reserve, according to Politico. With gas prices (and inflation) at all-time highs, this move was made in hopes to take some stress off American wallets.

This should make Americans around the nation excited that there is a temporary fix to get gas prices lower. However, it brings the focus back on the reason why gas prices are high. Frankly, it's the Biden administration’s hesitancy to allow the United States to become energy independent.

Gov. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) said about 3 weeks ago that Biden was “Kneecapping the American energy industry.” And that the administration is “not an administration that’s energy-friendly.” The Florida governor said we wouldn’t be in this situation if it wasn’t for the President’s ideology. “They don’t want us producing like we did under the Trump administration,” said DeSantis.

The President also has been criticized for going to dictators such as Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela in search of oil. However, that isn't the biggest reason for the criticism. It appears the biggest reason for that criticism is that the U.S. is sitting on one of the biggest (untapped currently) natural gas reserves in the world.

Jackson Bakich

Jackson Bakich

Born in Orlando but raised in Lake County, Florida, Jackson Bakich is currently a sophomore at Florida State University. Growing up in the sunshine state, Bakich co-hosted the political talk radio show "Lake County Roundtable" (WLBE), and was a frequent guest for "Lake County Sports Show" (WQBQ). Currently, he is the co-host of "Tomahawk Talk" (WVFS), a sports talk radio program covering Florida State athletics in Tallahassee.

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