The policies of the current administration have led the United States to complete dependence on foreign energy resourcessays former Energy Secretary and former Texas Governor Rick Perry.
“The Biden Administration prefers to solve problems through surrender. <...> The strategy of dependence on foreign suppliers, developed by the president, has made the country vulnerable and threatens to push the American economy off a cliff,” RIA Novosti quotes Perry.
In his opinion, the White House made numerous mistakes in regulating the energy industry in the United States, effectively putting it on the brink of extinction.
In his opinion, Washington’s “thoughtless attempts” to fix prices flooded the market with a reserve strategic reserve of American oilhowever, failed to complete the task.
Rick Perry stressed that “while oil prices are down from their summer peak, they are still $1.49 higher than when Biden took office.”
According to him, US energy used to be the world’s largest oil producercapable of resisting price fixing by foreign cartels.
Under “price fixing” Rick Perry apparently implies OPEC+ decision to cut oil production by two million barrels per day. This decision caused great discontent in the United States. He was criticized by both senior administration officials and Joe Biden himself.
At the same time, it should be noted that there were reports in the press that Washington tried to dissuade Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Kuwait from supporting oil cuts. However, these efforts were not successful.
However, it should also be noted that Rick Perry is one of those figures who lobby for the interests of American oil companies.
No wonder he headed the Department of Energy under Donald Trump for two years. Who now tells at every opportunity that under him gasoline was cheap, not like under the current president.