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The Biden Administration Lied About Unused Federal Oil and Gas Permits

Biden’s Bureau of Land Management revised the number of unused approved applications for permits to drill (APD) for domestic oil and gas producers to just 6,700—after almost a year of claiming they had actually approved 9,000 unused permits to drill.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: Joe Biden and his Administration lied about more than 2,000 permits to drill in order to pass the buck for their assault on American energy and failed Green New Deal agenda. House Republicans will hold Joe Biden accountable for misleading the American people and attempting to blame America’s oil and gas producers for the energy crisis he created.


  • Today, the national average for a gallon of gas is $3.35.
    • On the day that President Biden was sworn into office, the average price for a gallon of gas nationwide was $2.39.
  • According to the Energy Assistance Directors Association, households are paying the highest home heating costs in 15 years this winter because of Biden’s war on American energy.
  • On day one of Joe Biden’s presidency, he killed the Keystone XL pipeline, which could have been supplying 830,000 thousand barrels per day of oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
  • Joe Biden is currently sitting on over 4,800 pending Applications for Permits to Drill.
  • Last year, President Biden signed into law House Democrats’ Inflation ‘Expansion’ Act, which spends over $350 billion on failed Green New Deal initiatives and includes an American Energy Tax.
  • Joe Biden has depleted our Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) to its lowest level since 1984.
  • Last year, the Biden Administration’s Securities and Exchange Commission introduced a new anti-energy regulation on businesses, forcing them to disclose their company’s potential impacts on Climate Change.
    • This regulation is estimated to increase costs for businesses to comply by up to $10.2 billion. This equates to a new cost of around$420,000 a year on average for a small business.
  • As of November, oil production on federal lands is down roughly 6% since its peak of 13 million barrels a day under the previous administration.