Watch: Biden’s Energy Sec Can’t Answer the Most Basic Question on Gas Prices

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm did not have an answer to a basic question someone in her position ought to know: How many barrels of oil does the U.S. consume per day? Gasoline prices are currently at a seven-year high, and the spike is a major component in the 6.9 percent inflation rate the nation is experiencing, the highest in 31 years. At a White House news briefing Tuesday, Granholm said, “We, in this administration, are leaving no stone unturned as we examine the market to figure out what is behind the high prices.” “This administration has been looking at every single tool that we can use to shield families from the rising cost of fuel,” the former Michigan governor added. Granholm noted that President Joe Biden has authorized the release of up to 50 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in the weeks ahead. The SPR holds up to 727 million barrels. In 2020, former President Donald Trump ordered it to be filled when crude prices were low. A reporter asked Granholm how many barrels of oil Americans consumes per day. “I don’t have that number in front of me. I’m sorry,” she answered. That’s quite a response after claiming the administration is “leaving no stone unturned as we examine the market.”

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