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Biden’s War On American Energy Is Causing Gas Prices To Surge

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Today, the average national price for a gallon of gas is $3.49, the highest level since October 2023, according to AAA. This comes just one day after CNN reported that the average national gas price for a gallon for the "first time since late last year, prices at the pump are now higher on a year-over-year basis." 

IT'S SIMPLE: The surging prices at the pump Americans are facing are a direct result from Joe Biden's unprecedented war on American energy, which Biden launched on his first day in office in an attempt to appease his Far Left base by implementing his radical Green New Deal agenda. The results of Biden's war on American energy have been catastrophic. In 2022, the national average for a gallon of gas reached over $5 for the first time in our history. Now, the average price for a gallon of gas is on the rise once again, with no end in sight. 


  • In January 2024, the Biden Administration announced they paused all pending non-FTA export permit applications for liquified natural gas (LNG) export projects, empowering countries like Russia and Iran while hurting our allies who depend on U.S. energy. 
  • The Biden Administration is kowtowing to environmentalists by having his Department of Energy undertake a review of LNG export terminals and the climate considerations for their approval.
  • By cutting off exports from the United States, Biden is pushing our allies, including the European Union and other countries, to dirtier sources.
  • American-produced LNG has 41% lower lifecycle emissions than compressed natural gas from Russia when exported to the same destination.
  • Since 2012, the Energy Department commissioned three studies on the impact of gas exports focusing on the economics of the trade. Those previous reviews had consistently found gas exports benefited the public.
  • The Biden Administration has continually passed the buck by blaming domestic energy producers:
    • Biden’s regulatory assault destroys ANY incentive for domestic energy producers to invest, and it worsens energy market volatility. 
    • Most recently, Biden announced that his Administration would no longer hold court-ordered offshore oil and gas lease sales in the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska.
  • On day one of Joe Biden’s presidency, he launched his war on American energy when he killed the Keystone XL pipeline, which could be supplying 830,000 thousand barrels of oil from Canada to U.S. refineries.
  • In March 2020, President Trump directed the Department of Energy to purchase 30 million barrels to begin filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR).
  • Biden is responsible for the largest-ever loan from our SPR of 180 million barrels of oil over six months.
  • Joe Biden sold nearly 40 percent of our stockpile since being elected—more than EVERY U.S. President in history COMBINED. 
    •  The SPR is meant for weather or national security emergencies not political expediency. 
  • Biden has depleted our Strategic Petroleum Reserve by over 40%, bringing it to its lowest levels since the early 1980s.  
  • Since Biden took office, his Administration and Congressional Democrats have taken over 200 actionsdeliberately designed to make it harder to produce energy here in America.

MAKE NO MISTAKE: House Republicans know that energy security is national security and that Americans have had enough of Biden's radical Green New Deal agenda and the pain it has caused. That is why this week will be Energy Week in the House, and we will bring to the floor legislation that fights back against Biden's war on American energy and restores American energy dominance. 


  • H.R. 1023 - To repeal section 134 of the Clean Air Act, relating to the greenhouse gas reduction fund
    • Repeals the $27 billion program established in the Clean Air Act to make grants for the purposes of providing financial assistance to reduce the risk for banks to finance the rapid deployment of low- and zero-emission energy projects, such as community and rooftop solar installations.
    • Strikes the Natural Gas Tax imposed by President Biden in the Inflation ‘Expansion’ Act. 
  • H. Res. 987 - Denouncing the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration
    • Denounces the harmful, anti-American energy policies of the Biden administration. 
  • H.R. 1121 - Protecting American Energy Production Act
    • Prohibits the President from declaring a moratorium on the use of hydraulic fracturing unless Congress authorizes the moratorium. 
    • Expresses the sense of Congress that states should maintain primacy for the regulation of hydraulic fracturing for oil and natural gas production on state and private lands.
  • H.R. 6009 - the Restoring American Energy Dominance Act
    • Requires the Director of the Bureau of Land Management to withdraw the proposed rule relating to fluid mineral leases and leasing process.
  • H.R. 7023 - Creating Confidence in Clean Water Permitting Act
    • Reforms and restores permitting processes under the Clean Water Act.
  • H. Con. Res. 86 - Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to the United States economy
    • Expresses Congressional disapproval of President Biden’s planned carbon tax.

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