The current high prices are not new, neither. Gasoline has gone up for seven straight weeks, as reported by Fox Carolina.
“Dan Dicker, a Veteran energy strategist, said he can see gas going higher to $5 per gallon. Dicker said some places could even go to $6.50 or even $7,” Fox Carolina said.
GasBuddy noted that the overall average is almost twenty cents per gallon higher than just a month ago and is almost a dollar greater than one year before.
Worse, per gallon prices have already almost doubled in only two years. Gas was just $2.17 per gallon average at the close of 2020. And it is not a coincidence that 2020 was the last complete year we had a president who wanted the United States to be energy independent.
But already, in very blue states, gas is reaching very close to double the prices we saw in 2020. In very blue Illinois, for example, gas now averages around $3.60 per gallon (and almost $4.50 for premium), while the overall average is $3.50, according to AAA.
Liberal news is laying the blame at the door of Russia.
Indeed, the AP is only worried about high costs of gasoline because it will have a political affect on the Democrats in the upcoming elections, which are just seven months away.
“Americans are already dismayed at Inflation being at a 40-year high, and Joe Biden is warning that gas might go higher if Putin invades. It’s a recognition of Joe Biden’s own risks before the 2022 midterms: Inflation has become the top topic for Democrats even with the nation’s strong growth last year,” the AP wrote last week.
But this is misleading. Gasoline was rising since Joe Biden took office, and the Russian threat against Ukraine was not great enough to change gas prices when Joe Biden won the White House last year.
Aside from global worries about Ukraine, a major reason for the greater price of gas is that Biden has seriously undermined the energy sector in America. And this, along with all his other policies, have set the stage for these rising prices.