We have been spoiled by cheap energy for so long in America, times like these come as a shock. Who remembers waiting in line for fuel in the 1970s?
Covid and the War have messed up supply chains. I am willing to pay higher prices to stop importing oil from Russia. Even though the US has recently been a net exporter of oil we still need imports. The refineries in the US were mostly retooled in the 1990s and early 2000s for heavy sour crude. Now fracking is mostly producing light sweet crude. We import oil with a profile to fit our refineries.
There is no doubt that the US will be doing some transitioning to renewables, but the schedule has been interrupted. We need a course correction, and a more traditional approach for now with more exploration and production capacity.
The US is one of the only places in the world where 40 foot motorhomes and big fifth wheels are popular. Fuel costs too much everywhere else.
I agree with you and I'm also willing to pay more to stop the Russian imports. Not sure I agree yet with ending the embargo with Argentina to substitute for the shortfalls on Russian oil. But, unless US oil producers start to build new drilling sites on areas they already have rights to, there's not much of an alternative, other than pressuring the middle east for increased production. I don't see any incentive for US or middle eastern producers to budge when prices per barrel and per gallon of gas hit new records every day. They can just sit back, do nothing, and continue to make record profits.
Why pay more? Just go back to the last administrations policies.
Agreed, about as useful as saying gas prices are up due to Putin.
No politics. FRF is my one escape from all that BS!
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