As gas prices spike, Old Uncle Joe and various members of his administration have reportedly sought to win over despotic nations like Venezuela and Saudi Arabia as the administration desperately searches for oil.
“The Biden administration has flirted with lifting oil sanctions on once-shunned Venezuela to temper surging oil prices, yet it appears unwilling to encourage investment in domestic energy production,” stated a report by Fox News.
All the while, the advisers for Biden “are discussing a possible visit to Saudi Arabia this spring to help repair relations and convince the Kingdom to pump more oil,” stated Axios in a report.
However, one of the top Canadian energy officials express their frustrations this past week towards the Biden administration for not even thinking about just turning to its neighbor to the north, which is among the top oil producers in the world.
The energy minister of Alberta, Sonya Savage, took part in an interview with Lisa Fletcher with WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C. “What did you think when President Biden called on OPEC and other oil drilling nations like Saudi?” questioned Fletcher.
“I thought ‘What?’ ‘We’re right next door. We’re here!’” Claimed Savage, as reported by The Blaze.
“It’s extremely frustrating when we see the United States administration reaching out to Saudi Arabia to ask for more oil production, to ask OPEC for more oil production, to look at Iran, to look at Venezuela when we’re right next door here in Alberta,” stated Savage. “They should be looking at us as the solution to energy security, not around, not Venezuela.”
With Biden taking the ax to all oil imports from Russia, which equates to just about 8% of the total daily use of oil in America, Savage stated that Canada could very easily make up for that amount, totally offsetting the loss.
Savage has been an outspoken critic of the administration of Old Uncle Joe for a long time. “U.S. now looking to replace Russian barrels with Venezuelan? You can’t make this stuff up – desperate times require desperate measures,” she stated in a tweet that went out this month. “A reminder of the folly of energy policy over the past decade. Canada, with the 3rd largest reserves, could have supplied the U.S. and the world,” continued Savage.
Americans are the ones taking damage from all sides over this. The consumer price index spiked well over 7.9% over the past 12 months, surpassing a 4 decade high, as stated by the Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. “The February acceleration was the fastest pace since January 1982, back when the U.S. economy confronted the twin threat of higher inflation and reduced economic growth,” reported CNBC.
A recent poll from ABC News/Ipsos discovered that Americans seem to blame Biden for almost everything they have seen. “On inflation, President Biden has a 70 percent disapproval rating, compared to 29 percent who approve. On gas prices, 70 percent also disapprove, while 28 percent approve,” ABC reported.
“Over the past several months, Americans’ wallets have been hit by skyrocketing inflation, and now, Biden is feeling that crunch in his approval numbers. Seventy percent of Americans disapprove of his handling of inflation,” concluded ABC.