The Truth About Gas Prices

Stop us if you’ve heard this before – Republicans are lying about gas prices. 

No, President Biden is not responsible for the increase in gas prices:

St. Louis Post-Dispatch: “Editorial: Pain at the pumps is real, but the pandemic and Russia caused it, not Biden”

CNN: “Contrary to claims from Trump and other Republicans, Biden has not ‘shut down’ American energy… And experts say it is economic factors and cautionary pressures from Wall Street, not anything Biden has done, that has made US oil companies reluctant to dramatically ramp up production from current levels.”

Slate: “Republicans say the White House is responsible for high gas prices. That’s ridiculous.”

In fact, President Biden has taken critical action to lower gas prices and ease the financial burden on American families: 

CNN: “Biden demands faster drop in gas prices as oil tumbles”

CBS News: “Mr. Biden’s decision with the International Energy Agency to release 30 million barrels of oil from the nation’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve puts downward pressure on gas prices in the short-term, Kieve said.”

CNN: “US and allies agree to release 60 million barrels of oil from their reserves as Russian invasion of Ukraine causes price spike”

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