Liberals could find extra wiggle room in budget created by rising oil prices

President Biden canceled a major pipeline from Canada on his first day in office

From Canadian Energy Center Ltd.

On the heels of President Biden to forbid on the import of all Russian oil and gas products, a new survey shows that 71% of Americans think Biden should reverse his decision to to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline, while 64% believe that Canadian production should replace Russian oil.

The United States bought an average of 640,000 barrels per day of oil and petroleum products from Russia between July and December,according to the latest data from the United States Energy Information Administration.

The Keystone XL pipeline would have had the capacity to ship 830,000 barrels per day from Western Canada to U.S. refineries, starting in 2023.

Instead of looking to America’s biggest trading partner, Canada, to boost oil exports, the White House turningto regimes like Saudi Arabia, Iran and Venezuela.

Maintaining a secure and reliable supply of energy products has never been more important.

U.S. leaders continue to challenge the decision a year ago to cancel the Keystone XL pipeline expansion project, calling for its reinstatement.

Here’s what they had to say this week:

Senator John Boozman (AR) tweeted:

Disconnecting the Keystone XL pipeline hurt Americans. It cost thousands of jobs, many in Arkansas, and a cleaner, faster energy supply. Restarting this project and opening up domestic oil and gas fields will benefit American consumers and our allies abroad.

Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV) tweeted:

Why do West Virginians pay more at the pump?

– No domestic production on federal lands

– Cancellation of the Keystone XL pipeline

– Anti-fossil fuel policies

– Record inflation

– Prevention of pipeline build-up

Decisions have consequences, @potus, and it’s time to take responsibility.

Senator Bill Hagerty (TN) tweeted:

Biden is expected to announce today that we are reopening the Keystone XL pipeline, which we will drill on federal land. We need to become energy independent again now, without driving up prices around the world and fueling Vladimir Putin’s war machine.

And

Instead of ineffective green energy fanaticism, the Biden administration needs to make it clear that we are going to reopen the Keystone XL pipeline, we are going to get back into the energy business, and we are going to become energy self-sufficient again. .

And

Biden’s work with our energy adversaries must stop! And we could stop it – reopen the Keystone XL pipeline, DRILL, get back into the energy business and remove this huge leverage that Vladimir Putin has over the US economy. Biden could and should do it TODAY.

Senator Ron Johnson (WI) tweeted:

When President Biden took office, he canceled the Keystone XL pipeline, ignored the crisis on the southern border, and pushed government spending out of control that sparked inflation rates we hadn’t seen in decades. Democratic policies have weakened America.

Senator Rick Scott (FL) tweeted:

Joe Biden’s war on American energy is why gas prices have skyrocketed. Does he care that this hurts working families? Nope.

Biden bragged about his failed policies, like killing the Keystone pipeline. Americans cannot afford this shameful indifference. #BidensPriceHike

RT: @MikeKBerg “Joe Biden on the campaign trail: ‘I guarantee you, I guarantee you we’re going to end fossil fuels.’ Now gas prices are at record highs and Biden says his policies aren’t to blame ?

Senator Roger Wicker (MS) noted:

President Biden’s hostile plans for American energy came to light in 2019 when he told his far-left supporters, “I guarantee you we’re going to end fossil fuels. Since taking office, he has worked overtime to reduce oil, natural gas and coal production in the United States. Last year, he ended the Keystone XL pipeline project, halted new oil and gas leases on federal lands and waters, banned drilling in oil-rich parts of Alaska and joined the Climate bets that will kill all American energy jobs. These decisions have driven up energy costs and made it harder for us to absorb recent price spikes resulting from Putin’s war in Ukraine.

Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA) noted:

Under President Biden’s leadership, energy imports from Russia have increased by 34%. This administration not only blocked oil and natural gas exports to our allies, but also blocked other energy transportation infrastructure in the United States, such as the Keystone XL pipeline, while supporting projects in the foreign, such as the Russian Nord Stream 2 pipeline. Through investments in our own pipeline infrastructure, US refineries could have easy access to Canadian crude oil rather than Russian oil.

Representative Troy Balderson (OH) tweeted:

Bad for American energy independence:

Canceling the Keystone XL pipeline

End of energy leases on federal lands

Green light for Russia’s Nord Stream 2

Begging OPEC for oil

Punish the producer with new taxes and fees

Rep. Lauren Boebert (CO) tweeted:

My Bill, HR 7012, Restarts the Keystone Pipeline, Allows Responsible Drilling in ANWR, Accelerates LNG Exports, Restarts O&G Leasing, Provides Ammunition to Ukraine, and Effectively Bans Oil Imports and gas from Russia, Iran and Venezuela. This is the real solution America needs!

Rep. Kat Cammack (FL) tweeted:

There was no funding to authorize the restart of the Keystone pipeline, and this administration has not approved a single permit since taking office.

We need to take home energy production seriously.

Representative Randy Feenstra (IA) tweeted:

During my 39 stops touring the county, the people of Iowa tell me they want America to be energy independent again. We should build the Keystone XL pipeline and increase ethanol and biodiesel. It’s time to end our dependence on foreign energy! #IA04

Rep. Mark Green (TN) tweeted:

By blocking our own pipeline but allowing others, Joe Biden has made it clear that climate change and American jobs are just a political game for him.

Rep. Lisa McClain (MI) tweeted:

One of President Biden’s first actions in office was to shut down the Keystone XL pipeline.

As much as gas prices right now are the result of Putin’s war, they are also the direct result of Biden’s bad policies.

Rep. Elise Stefanik (NY) tweeted:

On his first day in office, Joe Biden made his anti-energy agenda clear.

He ended the Keystone XL pipeline and launched his war on American energy independence.

Rep. Claudia Tenney (NY) tweeted:

What should Biden do to increase energy production?

End its freeze on new oil and gas projects

Restart construction of the Keystone XL pipeline

Accelerated export permits pending for liquefied natural gas (LNG)

Representative Bruce Westerman (AR) tweeted:

@POTUS can’t trick the American people into believing that Putin is the only reason for rising gas prices.

Gas prices began to rise on Biden’s first day in office when he launched his war on American energy.

He made this bed. Now we have to lie down in it.

Governor Greg Abbott (TX) tweeted:

New poll: Vast majority of Americans unhappy with Biden’s handling of high gas prices.

You think?

He caused it when he shut down pipelines and revoked oil and gas licenses.

If you stop producing and transporting oil, the price of gas goes up.

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