The national average price for a gallon of gasoline soared to its highest level this week since. Not since Biden was Vice President has fuel been this expensive for the American people. Now as president, he’s repeating the same mistake.
The price of gas skyrocketed to $3.008 on Wednesday. Never during Trump’s tenure did the fuel prices get that high. This means gas is now at its highest point in six and a half years.
Colonial Pipeline – the nation’s largest fuel distributer – faced a cyberattack earlier in the week causing the pipeline to shut down. Foreign hackers were able to bypass Colonial’s mainframe, but the oil company announced they’ve since cracked down, hiring a third-party cybersecurity team.
“This shutdown will have implications on both gasoline supply and prices, but the impact will vary regionally,”
More than a thousand gas stations were completely depleted of fuel on Tuesday as parts of the country struggled to deal with the fallout of the pipeline disruption and some panic buying set in.
“The crunch is in the areas that are affected by the pipeline, the main spurs of the pipeline,” Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said.
Social media erupted upon the news breaking of a gas shortage. Many users posted viral videos showcasing the chaos in their areas.
Ont and Que residents.
Coming soon to a gas station near you, line up for gas, fuel shortages, if #enbridge line 5 is shut down on Wednesday. The blame lands on @JustinTrudeau and his negligence toward Alberta and Sask’s oil producers and lack of pipelines.
DON’T VOTE LIBERAL pic.twitter.com/2djER9BViC
— Duff🚒🇨🇦🇮🇹🐕 (@jim_duffus) May 11, 2021
Many Republican Governors have been forced to declare a state of emergency which allows for easier distribution of fuel across their states.
The Biden administration allowed for temporary removal of some EPA regulations in an attempt to alleviate some of the challenges being presented by the fuel shortage. The disaster comes less than a week after a terrible jobs report that revealed Biden’s failure to employ American post-pandemic. Many are comparing him to former president Jimmy Carter.
Author: Asa McCue