Biden Again Begs OPEC+ To Ramp-Up Oil Production

With oil prices reaching multi-year highs (and expected to go higher), White House officials are reportedly “closely monitoring” the cost of gasoline (and likely also the President’s approval rating).

Having failed to stem the tide of soaring ‘flation’ in everything we eat and now the cost of heating/driving, Reuters reports that The White House is once again reiterating – likely in a strongly worded email – its urging of OPEC to increase crude production.

White House officials say “they are using every tool to address anti-competitive practices in US and global energy markets.”

Well if that is true, they are failing miserably.

As a reminder, President Biden said he was calling on OPEC to boost oil output (to implicitly cut prices of crude and thus gasoline) on August 11th. Then followed up with a threat to release the SPR on Oct 7th

Things have gone just a little bit turbo from then.

The fact is the last time they mentioned this, oil prices did stumble. This time, not even a dip.

Could it be possible that OPEC just doesn’t care what the Biden admin wants?

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