After the government discharged 50 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin, chair of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Department, urged President Biden to revive the Keystone XL pipeline.
Energy Production Needs to Happen at Home
In a release, Manchin said, “I continue calling on President Biden to properly enhance energy output here in America and to change course on allowing the Keystone XL pipeline to be constructed.”
He went on to say the project would have brought up to 900,000 barrels of oil each day from Canada, one of our key allies, to the United States.
“This is all about US energy independence and the reality that working Americans must not rely on multinational firms like OPEC+ for our energy supplies,” Manchin emphasized.
He was alluding to the 13-nation oil consortium, which previously rejected Biden’s request for increased oil production earlier this year.
President Biden’s move to release oil from the SPR is a stunt to distract from his self-made crisis.
He killed Keystone, slowed oil & gas leases, ignored trade violations, and increased regs on fossil fuels.
The relatively small amount of oil released doesn't fix that.
— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) November 23, 2021
The supply of oil has not managed to keep up with the demand as the global economy arises from the COVID epidemic. Meanwhile, citizens are feeling the effects of increased gasoline prices, especially when it comes to home heating costs.
Therefore, the Biden White House made the announcement of releasing 50 million barrels of crude oil from the SPR. Nevertheless, when asked by reporters about America’s everyday oil consumption, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm did not even know how many gallons of oil the US uses every day.
Releasing oil from the stockpile is simply a “Band-Aid,” according to Manchin, and does not heal the self-inflicted wounds that the myopic energy plan is wreaking on our country.
With an energy transformation going across the nation, it’s vital that Washington doesn’t endanger America’s energy supplies in the short term by exposing consumers to higher prices.
BREAKING REPORT: Manchin Asks Biden to Restart Keystone XL Pipeline..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) November 23, 2021
Manchin Needs to Cross the Isle
In February, Manchin joined conservatives in lobbying President Biden to reconsider his decision to revoke the pipeline’s license.
Manchin argued pipelines remain the safest way of transporting our natural gas and oil assets, and they support hundreds of American, blue-collar jobs.
At the very same moment, all gas prices have reached a seven-year peak; consumers continue to suffer at the pumps because Biden has yet to find a long-term solution to higher gas prices.
“Biden began his administration by rejecting the Keystone Pipeline, banning energy development on federal property, and terminating America’s energy independence, which had been achieved under President Trump,” according to Breitbart News.
According to the article, the Biden government openly stated it will not boost domestic production to help cut the price of gas in the United States. Instead, the White House has requested OPEC to expand its production overseas to help lower oil prices in the United States.