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Abbott Slams Energy Secretary For ‘Hoping’ Gas Prices Do Not Worsen

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Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) denounced President Joe Biden’s Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm after she said on Sunday that she hopes gas prices do not increase to $4 per gallon.

“There’s no reason to “hope” gas prices won’t reach $4 (which it already has in parts of U. S.). Gas prices would go down if Biden stopped hindering the energy sector in America. There’s no reason to beg OPEC for more oil. Texas can produce it & make America energy independent,” the Republican governor said in a tweet.

There’s no reason to “hope” gas prices won’t reach $4 (which it already has in parts of U. S.).

Gas prices would go down if Biden stopped hindering the energy sector in America.

There’s no reason to beg OPEC for more oil.

Abbott’s response comes after Granholm told CNN’s Dana Bash that she hopes gas prices will not continue to rise, “adding that the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is ‘controlling the agenda,”‘ the Hill reported.

“According to AAA, the national average of gas prices is now $3.42 a gallon. Bank of America is predicting crude oil prices could soar another 50 percent by next June. Could the average gas price in America be $4 a gallon in the United States soon?” Bash asked Granholm on CNN.

“Well, we certainly hope not,” the energy secretary replied, adding that President Biden “is all over this.”

“Of course, every president is frustrated because they can’t control the price of gasoline because it’s a global market. You can call upon increased supply, which he has done, and OPEC is, unfortunately, controlling the agenda with respect to oil prices. OPEC i… (Read more)

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