Joe Biden’s Dirty Lies About U.S. Energy Production

Joe Biden’s Dirty Lies About U.S. Energy Production

Joe Biden’s Dirty Lies About U.S. Energy Production

Novelist Mary McCarthy once said of fellow writer Lillian Hellman “that every word she writes is a lie, including “and” and “the.” To paraphrase Miss McCarthy, every word out of Joe Biden’s mouth is a dirty lie, including “and” and “the”. In announcing his ban on the U.S. importation of Russian oil, Biden didn’t spare the lies.

There is absolutely no reason in the entire universe that our Country should have ever been importing Russian oil or gas. Except that the reprehensible twits on the Left hate fossil fuels and President Donald Trump. That’s why on Day One of the Biden Junta the Keystone XL pipeline was cancelled. It was a twofer: gig Trump and hurt U.S. oil and gas production.

Just so you know, Biden had no intentions of making this announcement today. He found out that Senator Ted Cruz and Speaker Nancy Pelsoi were working on a bipartisan and bicameral bill to ban the Russian oil imports, and didn’t want to be caught out behind…again. He was forced into making the announcement today. Below is the video, but I do not recommend it:

After announcing the ban, Biden stated that our European partners may not be able to join the ban. That’s what makes this the Green New Deal War. Too many European countries have gone green and have to buy the Russian oil so that they have enough energy to run the engines of their countries. Stupid twits.

Then, Biden told his first dirty lie. From the transcript:

The United States produces far more oil domestically than all the European countries combined. In fact, we’re a net exporter of energy, so we can take this step when others cannot. But we’re working closely with Europe and our partners to develop a long term strategy to reduce their dependence on Russian energy as well.

According to Green Car Congress:

In 2021, the United States returned to importing more petroleum (which includes crude oil, refined petroleum products, and other liquids) than it exports following its historic shift to being a net exporter of petroleum in 2020, according to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA). According to EIA’s February 2022 Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), net crude oil imports will increase, making the United States a net importer of petroleum in 2022.

The next section is blah, blah, blah about sending the clowns of the Biden Junta (Blinken, Milley and Harris) over to the area to reassure our partners. Sweet Baby Jesus. And, we are all happy that companies are pulling out of Russia. But, now do China.

The next dirty lie:

“The decision today is not without cost here at home,” Biden said. “Since Putin began his military buildup on Ukrainian borders, just since then, the price of gas at the pump in America went up 75 cents. And with this action, it’s going to go up further.”

AAA reports the average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States has jumped to the highest level since 2008 after reaching $4.17 Tuesday. That is up from $3.46 a gallon a month ago and $2.77 a year ago.

This ignores that the price of oil and gas has been going up since Biden cancelled the Keystone XL pipeline and limited oil and gas exploration on Federal lands. In November, 2020, the average price of gas at the pump was $2.13. In early February, 2022 the average price was $3.44. The average price of gas today is $4.17. That’s on Joe Biden. No Vlad, who is a really bad dude, by the way. Biden announced that the U.S. would release 30 million gallons of oil from our Strategic Petroleum Reserves. Pfft. We consume 20 million gallons a day. If only Biden was just useless…

In his next section, “but, but, but Joe” warned the oil and gas companies and the financial firms that back them that the Bidenites will not countenance any higher profits or price gouging. What’s next? Price controls. That will make prices go down, not.

More of the transcript from Real Clear Politics:

Look, let me be clear about two other points. First, it’s simply not true that my administration or policies are holding back domestic energy production. It’s simply not true.

Even amid the pandemic, companies in the United States pump more oil during my first year in office than during my predecessor’s first year. We’re approaching a record levels of oil and gas production in the United States and we’re on track to set a record of world production next year.

In the United States, 90% of onshore oil production takes place on land that isn’t owned by the federal government and of the remaining 10% that occurs on federal land, the oil and gas industry that has millions of acres leased. They have 9,000 permits to drill now, right now, yesterday, last week, last year. They have 9,000 to drill onshore that are already approved.

So let me be clear. Let me be clear. They’re not using them for production now. That’s their decision. These are the facts. We should be honest about the facts.

Oil and gas production is down more than a million gallons a day, since Trump left office.

And one more dirty lie. About those 9,000 leases that aren’t being used:

The Biden administration has repeatedly pointed to the number of approved but untapped drilling permits on federal land when questioned about how U.S. production can rise, and what the federal government can do to help.

“There’s a fundamental misunderstanding of the administration as to how the process actually works,” Sommers said in an interview on the sidelines of the conference.

“Just because you have a lease doesn’t mean there’s actually oil and gas in that lease, and there has to be a lot of development that occurs between the leasing and then ultimately permitting for that acreage to be productive,” he said. “I think that they’re purposefully misusing the facts here to advantage their position.”

When the Biden Junta is screeching its desire to end fossil fuels, oil companies will not sink the costs for oil and gas exploration. Just because a lease is approved, doesn’t mean there is oil or gas underneath the ground.

The final dirty lie Biden told was about becoming energy independent through Green New Deal solutions. We are not anywhere near that point. Wind and solar are unreliable and the minerals need for batteries and storage are…dirty.

If the American public understood science and economics, none of us would buy the lies that Biden sells. Today, he outdid himself. One dirty lie after another.

Feature Image: The White House/cropped/Public Domain

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  • Cameron says:

    “I think that they’re purposefully misusing the facts here to advantage their position.”

    In other news, water is not only wet but scientists have reason to believe that the sun will rise in the East.

  • gnome says:

    Only of course the “first lie” isn’t a lie at all. The US exports about half a billion tons of coal annually, That’s energy too.

    I don’t know about the second or third lies, but what is written here doesn’t directly refute biden’s statements.

    I’m a bit inclined to suggest that biden’s handlers are being careful to stick to narrow truths, and I’m totally unimpressed with refutations aimed only at low-information readers. 35% of democrats think biden is doing a good job. There’s a similar demographic on the outside of good sense on the other side as well, and pandering to it doesn’t commend your position to the sensible centre.

  • Ann in L.A. says:

    Russian oil revenues in December hit a record high: $57 billion. Putin may have been counting on that continuing through 2022. If it had, in 2022 he would have made about $300 billion more than he did on average during the Trump admin. He was counting on us paying for his war.

  • aaron says:

    Biden can also write as many leases as he wants now, after such reckless moves no one can trust him on energy. He brought too much uncertainty.

    Whenever people start talking about OPEC, like to point out this Paul Krugman paper from 2001, When people say that the US cannot affect the price of oil, I like to point out several things: 1.) That’s a good thing because every bit we produce goes to our GDP. 2.) That’s a good thing because every bit we don’t import adds to our GDP. 3.) That’s a good thing because every bit we don’t import reduces our trade deficit. 4.) That’s a good thing because it means lots of tax revenue (see and 2). 5.) Don’t be so sure about that, a little competition could spur production in lots of other places. Many producers produce inefficiently (and messily) because they believe price rises will keep them wealthy. E.g. Venezuela, Russia in the 1990s… They don’t keep their equipment maintained and they waste/spill a lot. US hoarding sends a signal to oil producing nations with two implications: 1). Alternative Energy is nowhere near ready, otherwise the US would be extracting its oil before prices fall; the US likely doesn’t expect alternatives to ever be better than fossil fuels (I’d like to get into this, but I’ll save it for another time). 2). Current producers can make money by keeping production low. If the US told the world it believes alternative energy R&D would pay off within the next 50 it would mean nothing, unless they back it up with extraction for the medium term. I believe that if the US said that there was no future in oil, and backed it up by pumping full- tilt to take advantage of the current high prices, we’d see both alternative research take off as well as exploration, extraction, and productivity throughout the world. Reagan wasn’t the Great Communicator because of how he talked. Actions speak far louder than words.

  • Bandit says:

    Joe Dementia wants to get elected and he doesn’t care how many dead Ukranians, brokeass Americans, LGBT preteens and subway stabbing victims it takes to get him there.

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