Former President Trump discusses American energy and OPEC.
Republicans are urging President Biden to reverse his decision to ask the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to produce more oil.
Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, R-Okla., sent a letter to the president on Tuesday with 23 Republican signatories condemning Biden's request to OPEC.
"It is astonishing that your Administration is now seeking assistance from an international oil cartel when America has sufficient domestic supply and reserves to increase output which would reduce gasoline prices," the Senators wrote.
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They continued: "Last month, gasoline prices reached a seven-year high and are forty percent higher than they were on January 1, 2021. … Your Administration’s domestic oil and gas development policies are hurting American consumers and workers, are contrary to an "America First" energy agenda, and reinforce a reliance on foreign oil."
The Biden administration last week urged OPEC and its allies, including Saudi Arabia, to increase oil output to tackle rising gas prices that the administration views as a threat to the global economic recovery.