Can you sense it? As ordinary Americans are forced to deal with ever-increasing gasoline prices, President Joe Biden sees something far more enticing on the horizon.
He feels that the United States is going through an “extraordinary transformation” from fossil fuels to something more environmentally friendly.
On Monday, at a joint press conference with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, Joe Biden weighed in on gasoline costs.
“Here is the deal. And when it comes to gas prices, we are going through an enormous transformation that will hopefully leave us stronger and the world stronger and help make us less reliant on fossil fuels once this is all over,” Joe Biden said with nothing but optimism for Americans at the conclusion of their present suffering.
The national average price of a gallon of regular gasoline stands at $4.56 as of Monday evening, which is over $.40 higher than just one month ago and follows a string of price increases.
Nonetheless, in regions like California, the average cost of a gallon of conventional gasoline rose to $6.06 on Monday, according on Fox News.
Meanwhile, the price of diesel fuel – which is used by truckers and farmers to supply Americans with the items they require – has risen 75% in a year.
Biden said his administration has taken efforts to keep gas prices from rising even more. The president highlighted the release of one million barrels of oil from the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve as evidence of his concern for voters’ day-to-day issues, according to Fox News.
“And what I have been able to achieve to keep it from getting much worse – and it’s terrible. When I was a kid growing up, the cost of gas at the pump was something that I mentioned — you heard me talk about previously — would be a major topic of conversation in my kitchen. It’s having an impact on many families,” Biden added.
“But we’ve unleashed over two hundred and fifty thousand — million barrels of oil, I believe. We persuaded the rest of the world to get involved, but it hasn’t been enough.”