It’s a political joke with little basis in fact and a coping mechanism to deal with high gas prices

If you’ve pumped gas anytime in 2021 you’ve probably noticed how much more you’re paying compared to last year.

And a few of you might see a funny little sticker of Joe Biden placed on gas pumps, Biden often pointing at the price of gas or your total.

The two trends, if you haven’t figured it out, are related, but it’s not what you think.

Here’s an example below.

Republicans seem to get a kick out of it, too.

It’s popular, as of late, to blame Joe Biden for everything, whether it’s related to COVID, inflation, supply chain issues, and now, the rising price of gas.

Under President Trump, the United States became a net exporter of oil for the first time since 1949.

Trump was also a supporter of the Keystone Pipeline XL and US’s fossil fuel and coal industry. Despite opposition from Native American Tribes, which the pipeline would run through their native lands posing localized environmental hazards and health risks if issues arise, Trump sold the promise of thousands of new jobs and a decreased dependence on foreign oil.

In comes Biden.

During his Presidential run, a key party issue Biden promised and delivered on was to reverse Trump’s earlier reversal of Obama not approving a permit for the Keystone Pipeline XL.

And, in response to an over supply of oil and low demand because of a decreased demand from the American consumer, American oil production and refining plummeted.

Now that gas prices are up, Americans are incorrectly correlating the two, if Trump was still in office we would still be a net exporter and wouldn’t have high gas prices.

Thanks a lot, Biden.

But as Mark Finley, an energy markets analyst for 35 years and a fellow for Rice University’s Center for Energy studies points out in his article with USA Today’s fact checkers.

The primary reason for this drop in crude oil prices was the pandemic. The pandemic drove the world’s oil market to become massively oversupplied, inventory dramatically increased and prices collapsed

In response to the low demand, major oil-producing countries cut down on their own oil production.

But the cut meant oil producers weren’t ready to meet the demand for crude oil once it renewed this year thanks to easing of COVID-19-related restrictions.

Now that increased demand is up thanks to easing of COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, suppliers, and refineries, are racing to meet demand, both raising the price for a barrel of crude oil and, as a result, the price of gas.

Price of gas and oil from 2011-2021

And, it’s true, the United States was a net exporter of oil in 2020. But, was it because of Trump?

According Robert Rapier, a chemical engineer and energy analyst for 25 years, digging into why the United States ended up being a net exporter last year,

“Who is responsible for what was — at least before the Covid-19 pandemic — the highest oil and natural gas production in U.S. history? Obama? Bush? Trump?” Rapier asks.

None of the above. The person most responsible is the late George Mitchell…the “Father of Fracking.” It was hydraulic fracturing that enabled the enormous growth rates of oil and natural gas production over the past 15 years. Who was president was largely irrelevant.”

Rapier concludes,

“Giving credit to any president misses the most fundamental underlying reason for the gains in U.S. oil and natural gas production.”

“But, we would’ve had a cheaper supply of readily available gas if we had the Keystone Pipeline XL!” The sticker placers and Facebook commenters would say.

But would we?

It took two years to build Phase 1 of the Keystone Pipeline. How would a pipeline extension, not even built and in operation, lower gas prices today?

As for how much control Biden has over how much our American oil producers extract and refine, it’s, according to Clark Williams-Derry, an energy finance analyst at the Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, not up to president Biden, but largely up to the price of crude oil and the American investor.

2020’s oversupply of oil, although great for regular Americans at the pump, meant weak returns for energy partners.

“Less oil, more cash in hand, explains NPR’s Camila Domonoske

“That is what oil financiers are demanding. In response, (American) executives are vowing they’ll be responsible, and focus on profits over oil.”

Contrary to popular belief, American oil companies do not have your best interests in mind.

Oil producers and investors are actually enjoying high gas prices and see no reason to produce more, allowing the United States to become a net exporter of oil again, if it will result in overall less shareholder earnings.

Political commentator Leigh McGowan (aka PoliticsGirl) brilliantly pointed this out in one of her most recent videos, calling out oil companies for their consolidated power and corporate greed in light of high gas prices.

William-Derry’s conclusion also aligns with Rapier’s, that Biden and his administration have little control over supply-side economics.

“Anybody who blames a politician for high prices is ignoring basic market dynamics,” concludes Williams-Derry .

Regarding Biden’s other oil-related actions taken by his administration, it’s true they will affect the outlook for fossil fuel energies, but that’s a long-term effect we have yet to see.

In conclusion, quoting McGowan,

“So, people can keep putting the Biden I Did That sticker on gas pumps across America, but it only shows how little they know who the real villain here is, and it’s not the President. As usual, it’s corporate greed.”

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  1. The Biden affect is in fact happening now. People are questioning why oil companies are not producing more oil to increase supply. After this engineered shutdown (more popularly called a pandemic) the oil companies had to shut down much of their infrastructure. Knowing what Biden and the greenies are about to put in place, they are too gun shy to ramp up production again, thus less supply to meet the demand. So it is totally disingenuous to say Biden has nothing to do with it. The proof is to gat Trump back in office. Bad tweets may get a few people upset, but at least our cost of living will be “livable” and not like a population reduction scheme.

  2. Compared to last year? How about compared to the last 21 years lol talk about disingenuous. I’m not even a republican and even I can see how one sided this liberal Democrat “article” is. Specifically not explaining the actual facts. God you ppl hate trump so much you’ll root for anyone else no matter how bad they are. This guy is ruining the country and real Americans can see it! Now go call someone racist for not wanting to wear a mask. Pathetic!

      • That was 9/11
        This dated article is propaganda as we have seen since who’s to blame. . Ok you say it’s not Biden’s fault but it’s sure as he** the Democratic parties and their administrations fault. We all knew we weren’t going to be as safe with a weak democrat/ Biden as president we all knew gas was going to be expensive with Biden as president . We all knew wealth redistribution and continued power is a key of what left wants… any cost. Literally letting left votes stream across the border. If you question the power hungry nastiness just look at Pelosi.
        This article is a little dated as everything has gotten worse and Americans aren’t buying what you were trying to sell anymore. We know who is to blame for all of this insecurity whether financially or physically. The world is laughing at us and it’s purely because of the disconnection this administration has with the average American.

      • However, there wasn’t a knowing and intentional act by the Chief Executive that contributed to it. Additionally, it wasn’t accompanied by runaway inflation and the shutting off of nearly all new resource development by the executive branch.

        So…if you want to build a house, good luck because new timber leases are limited. If you want to heat a house, better build in a warm sunny state because Biden wants the coal industry dead and he’s killing pipelines. If you want any new durable good you bettef prepare to buy Chinese because he’s also shutting down new mining development.

        I live in Alaska, I see it first hand. The Biden administration and Democrats in general flat out hate this state. Seems they would prefer that we all just work for Holland America Princess for tips.

  3. “It is, however, pointing out that you no little about the simple concept of supply and demand.” You KNOW little about English.

  4. I think you are the only person not able to add 2 and 2 Biden killed the pipeline gas goes up
    gas goes up everything that gets delivered,food lumber,and just about everything goes up
    wake up.

  5. If you look at the graph the writer presented, the lowest gas prices are when trump was in office. The whole time, not just during the “Plandemic.” EXCELLENT ARGUEMENT!

  6. The supposed Pandemic as you pointed out is driving the prices up. Biden and his ilk are stoking those fears, shutting business down, creating mandates and much more foolishness. Based on your own assessment and in light of the above, Biden and his ilk are absolutely responsible for these high gas prices.

  7. I love it when any person on this planet is willing to put out there in the public how utterly ignorant they are by writing an article blatantly pointing it out. Typically, it is every member of the big news organizations and the liberal/socialist groups who so it. The author of this article/propaganda should be proud of attempting to preach the party line. Good job mate…Go pick up your ruble for payment.

    • Feel free to reply with, as succinctly as you can, how exactly Biden is causing this short term increase in gas prices??? I invite any new commenters to do the same.

      Keep in mind gas prices are increasing almost everywhere else in the world. So, how exactly has Biden’s “disastrous” policies led to increased gas prices in the UK, France, India, Japan etc???

      • GAS PRICES WENT UP, DUE TO the American dollar and its absurdity, the petrodollars….. When t***p was in office we had oil security, other countries were scared of us and they knew we had a leader in office. Once biden took over, gas prices went up, IMMEDIATELY. This wasnt supply and demand, especially since barrels of oil were being given away only 6 months earlier. Once we got sleepy joe in, EVERY other country laughed at us and aren’t scared. We sold our country to China…. Ever hear of the P***n biden pipeline? This gave Russia more oil securities. Why would someone want to exchange their currency to Americas f***ulent FED money, when they don’t have too. The real problem is you swallowed you p***aganda and have no clue what your even talking about. But a liberal democrat that cannot see thru their own demise of ignorance. So now that people don’t need to exchange currency, to buy oil, the petrodollars has lost its value, driving up ALL cost in America. UK, FRANCE, INDIA AND JAPAN ARE all extensions of the UNITED STATES. just look at the coupe in France and remember the yellow v*** movement? Macron is just another O***a biden…. Japan has to bow to America right now due to its constitutional obligations with America. Biden also has pushed for mandatory v*****s and shutdowns for “c***d”…. Which he SAID he would never or could never do. BIDEN IS A L***, WAKE UP. BIDEN IS THE REASON oil prices are high. EXPLAIN THE PETRODOLLAR, WITHOUT ADMITING IT WASNT BIDEN’S FAULT.

      • 1. Joe Biden cancelled the keystone pipeline, which would have delivered additional oil to the refineries in the south.
        2. Joe Biden has banned development on federal lands.
        3. Joe Biden has cut leases to 4/5 years vs. 10. This has caused developers to not
        undertake the risk, as the payout may not be there.
        4. Joe Biden has blocked development / production in ANWR.
        5. Joe Biden, in conjunction with the fed/imf/blackrock has declared there will be no new funding for fossil fuel projects.
        6. Joe Biden has declared ‘net zero’ by 2050, signaling that new development will be wasteful spending.
        7. America is now producing 2 million barrels a month less than when trump was in office.
        8. I could keep going, but you sir, are ill informed.

          • Paulo, you really don’t understand the basics of economics. Investment decisions are made based on expectations, and biden has created expectations for less oil production during his tenure ever since the first debate. And he has followed thru even more aggressively than anyone expected, especially with reduced lease availability and much worsened lease economics. As a result, drillers have fewer opportunities to drill profitably even at current high prices. So supply has been effected immediately. And for global commodities like oil, even a 1% supply imbalance can drive prices higher or lower by 10%. The biden policies have caused American producers to reduce drilling such that production is about 14% lower than it was pre-bonehead biden, and global supply is 2% lower. Markets have done the rational thing by pushing up prices to allocate the limited supply of oil to those that value it the most.

            Economics is complicated, Paulo. You have a long way to go before you should speak publicly about economic issues.

          • Mike, these are not my opinions. I quoted Mark Finley an energy markets analyst for 35 y’s. There are countless, non-biased sources from actual experts who are smart enough not to blame Biden because, guess what? He has little to do with high gas prices right now.

            Don’t you think oil producers slowed production because, as I stated, no one was driving around as much and crude oil suppliers had no concrete timeline when this pandemic would resolve itself?

            Here’s another quote from U.S. Energy Administration Analyst (since 2013) Emily Geary,

            “In January 2020, U.S. crude oil production reached a peak of 12.8 million b/d. In March 2020, crude oil prices decreased because of the sudden drop in petroleum demand that resulted from the global response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The declining prices led crude oil operators to shut in wells and limit the number of wells brought online, lowering the output for the major oil-producing regions. In May, U.S. crude oil production reached its lowest average monthly volume for the year at 10.0 million b/d.”

            It’s hilarious watching the comments rolling in insisting it’s Biden with no sources and all biased conjecture.

      • This guy. Walks right through the border into the US. Writes an article. Thinks he’s a journalist finally living the American Dream.

      • Because we were energy independent. The #1 producer and of course prices go up if you cut that out and start buying crap from other countries. The pipeline was going to make our gas prices even cheaper once complete. But Biden would rather keep our enemies first instead of the American people. So blind you shouldn’t have a voice to mislead people.

      • It’s not as “short-term” as you made it out to be.. The article is comical. If it’s meant to be a funny parody, you did a GREAT job! If these are your actual thoughts, I can see why nobody respects your opinion.

        • Depends on what short-term is for you. I’m talking about in the grand scheme of things. I can’t see the future but I know this situation in Ukraine will resolve for better or for worse and the American public will soon learn to live with COVID, vaccinated or not. Perhaps when the oil companies have extracted enough profit from the American public and they can’t justify artificially pumping up the price of gas to appease investors when the price per barrel has stabilized, the price should go down.
          Google what the price of a barrel of oil is as of this writing, it’s already going down in response to a what’s going on in Ukraine.

          I stand behind my blog post and if you seriously think Biden has any serious sway what the price you pay at the pump is, no one is able to help educate you unless you educate yourself.

  8. Simply put, your analysis fails to take into account that oil, and resultingly, gas prices, are dependent on a market that bids in “futures.” The market is responding to the future of the U.S. no longer being energy independent. We attained independence, and exporter status in energy, during the Trump years, everything Biden/Obama 2.0 has done, regarding ANWR, Keystone, exploration and development on Federal lands, rejoining the “climate change” debacles, makes the U.S. more dependent on foreign oil, and “alternative energy,” the technology for which just is not there yet.

    • I won’t deny that Biden’s policies regarding drilling in N.America can’t have an affect on gas prices. Far from it, doubling down on alternative energies likely will.
      I’m talking about gas prices here and now. As mentioned in my previous comment, gas prices are rising everywhere around the world as countries go through the same economic growing pains opening up “post-pandemic.” How is what Biden is doing have any effect on gas prices in different countries?

      • If we are buying foreign oil there is less in the market for other countries/more competition and price goes up. If we are energy independent we are taken out of the equation as a buyer of foreign oil. The result…Demand is less for foreign oil, price goes down. Policies designed to force Americans to use less fossil fuels decrease oil producers willingness to invest in production because need will be decreasing. Why invest in something government is actively trying to phase out? Thus lower production equals higher cost to produce which is passed to the consumer. If Biden’s policies (including mandates and foreign affairs) didn’t have a direct effect on this we would not have seen a direct correlation to him taking office and prices going up.

  9. So your website doesnt allow us to respond to you…. EXPLAIN, the green new deal initiative and petrodollars….. When ***** was in office we had oil security, other countries were scared of us and they knew we had a leader in office. Once biden took over, gas prices went up, IMMEDIATELY. This wasn’t supply and demand, especially since barrels of oil were being given away only 6 months earlier. Once we got s****y joe in, EVERY other country laughed at us and aren’t scared. We sold our country to China…. Ever hear of the P***n biden pipeline? This gave Russia more oil securities. Why would someone want to exchange their currency to Americas f****ulent FED money, when they dont have too. The real problem is you swallowed you propaganda and have no clue what your even talking about. But a liberal democrat that cannot see thru their own demise of ignorance. So now that people don’t need to exchange currency, to buy oil, the petrodollars has lost its value, driving up ALL cost in America. UK, FRANCE, INDIA AND JAPAN ARE all extensions of the UNITED STATES. just look at the coupe in France and remember the yellow v*** movement? Macron is just another O***a biden…. Japan has to bow to America right now due to its constitutional obligations with America. Biden also has pushed for mandatory vaccines and shutdowns for “c***d”…. Which he SAID he would never or could never do. BIDEN IS A L***, WAKE UP. BIDEN IS THE REASON oil prices are high. EXPLAIN THE PETRODOLLAR, WITHOUT ADMITING IT WASNT BIDEN’S FAULT

  10. Biden sent out John Kerry to the investment banks and told them to stop financing carbon based investments in the future or face possible consequences. The Investment banks complied. Those same investment banks went long on oil futures and have raised the prices significantly. When a President attacks carbon, you know it will raise gasoline prices. I fully expect national gasoline prices to break $7/gallon due to the madman’s policies.

    Unfortunately, it appears the author didn’t have the complete picture before writing said article. To the author, you might want to start subscribing to substack and looking into non-corporate news sites. For starters, go to the Nov 24th address of John Kerry to the World Economic Forum.

    This link is about US States dealing with the Biden Admin threatening banks investing into Carbon based investments. This lead to a direct increase into gasoline prices.

    You can listen to John Kerry address the World Economic Forum, discussing again about attacking investment into Carbon:

    On Biden’s first month he cut leasing of oil and gas on Federal lands.

    I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you wrote this article out of ignorance and not malice. I suggest you retract the claim that Biden isn’t responsible for the rise in gasoline prices its just an increase in demand. And at the very least discuss Biden’s support of Great Reset Initiatives to attack Carbon as the primary cause of Gasoline price increases. Hence why you are seeing the stickers. The stickers are a campaign to wake up the American public to the FUD put out by the corporate press.

  11. This article is just another pathetic attempt to shift the focus and blame away from this good-for-nothing puppet administration and its feeble leader. Nice try. What else you got? #BRINGBACKT***P

  12. A bit of a narrow focus in this piece by only discussing the Keystone pipeline. The current admin has pulled a significant number of previously approved drilling permits, recently adding those in Alaska to the mix. They then went hat in hand to OPEC begging them to raise production. So, yes, when the sticker says “I did that” … Joe is right for a (rare) occasion.

  13. Fact checkers generally respond to claims no one, or almost no one, is making. Here too, the only claim I’ve heard regarding Biden & gas prices is that they’re higher because Biden has taken steps to limit new drilling and render that which does take place less profitable than before. Is it possible that covid played a role? Sure. But over time, there will be less drilling here, we will rely more on Russia and OPEC (hence his urgings that They drill more). Joe, like Obama, likes drilling outside the US. Higher gas prices over time? Joe did that.

  14. Wow. Paulo really has his head shoved up way up his *** which makes me confused on how he can possibly guzzle down all the leftist l***** juice this guy is surely drinking by the gallon.
    This is why people have no respect for these so called “journalists” or “reporters”.
    We were an oil exporter with Trump and just a few short weeks after Let’s Go Joe got into office he stopped the Keystone pipeline and stopped giving any licenses to drill on all federal lands.
    What a joke of an article written by someone who can’t even put two and two together.

    • Atta boy, John 👏👏👏 Why do you think U.S. refinery production fell in 2020? I’ll give you a hint. It’s not because of the two reasons you commented.

      • lockdown policies pushed by the cdc and fauci, duh. stop blaming a virus for the things humans did. you cant say my kid missed school because of covid when your the one that didnt take them because you where a scared lil baby

  15. Just wanted to comment that there are normal people who found your article and enjoyed your sense of humor and critical thought! Not just rabid zombies that seem hell-bent on killing themselves off, if not by the COVID, then by civil war. America’s enemies have truly succeeded in sending our society into disarray. Cheers.

  16. It was Biden who stopped fracking, offshore drilling and the construction of the pipeline needed for oil transport. This made us dependent on foreign oil. The Middle East wasted no time in raising prices. You can literally look at oil barrel prices on a candle stick chart go up when Biden started implementing his Build Back Better agenda. It is not a supply driven problem. Even during the pandemic in 2020, US oil production remained steady. It was Biden’s energy policy to halt large swaths of domestic energy production in favor of his “green” policies which ironically involve importing foreign oil on large oil tankers across the atlantic ocean which produces even more pollution than domestic production ever could. You are fundamentally and categorically wrong in your assessment of Biden’s administration. He is directly and incontrovertibly at fault for the high energy prices and you have exactly ZERO receipts to prove otherwise.

    • Oil is a globally-traded commodity, the United States does not operate in a bubble, and prices are up everywhere on earth. Ironic you ask for receipts when you provide none yourself, lol. I quoted Energy Analysts with decades of experience. What’s your credentials to so matter-of-factly blame Biden?

  17. If Obama had approved the Keystone pipeline when he had the chance it would have been completed by now. Biden was just being Obamas puppet and protecting his legacy.

  18. wow someone is salty about stickers… and another article that simplifies everything to DAS COVID durrr. if your right then its Fauci and the CDCs fault for the destructive lockdown policies they “suggested”

  19. Dude… listen to your following. When everyone but you disagrees it would be wise to reflect on your argument because you weren’t the smartest person on the planet before the article and you’re aren’t doing yourself a favor by defending it further. People don’t want to hear excuses. Price of gas was high during the Obama administration, immediately low during ALL if not most of Trumps administration then immediately high again right after Biden took office. No one cares WHY it’s high. EVERYONE cares why it isn’t being fixed. We want results. If democrats can’t give it to us then let someone else run. If my boss had a problem with me as an employee and I didn’t fix it he doesn’t care the list of reasons I have. He wants results or I’m fired. Not this whiny victim bs. Simple as that. If this is your way of defending poor job performance its pathetic and lazy. If high gas prices aren’t the democrats fault then THEIR JOB IS TO FIX IT!

  20. Paulo –

    You can always find “experts” to write articles that tell you anything a well-financed politician wants to be told. Add to that the Democrat-friendly big-tech industry that pumps up only one side of the story in the search engine results, while burying articls with opposing views, and what have you got? Propaganda!!! Common sense and logic will ALWAYS be more valuable than your “sources” from “experts”. Articles like this one that don’t pass the basic BS test are not the ones we should be reading.

      • Paulo. Sir. Respectfully. You are a fine example of a well indoctrinated idiot.

        Resource development has been, should be, and will be again the engine that drives the American economy.

        We, whether indigenous or of other origin, arrived here on these shores for few other purposes. Whether the resource was mining, hunting, agriculture, or drilling, the economic benefits drove every single other benefit of this nation. Without the prosperity derived from this labor whether it was first or second or third hand direct, the USA would not have had the prosperity that has afforded you your luxuries. It could be further argued that it was the greatest contributor to the existence of a free society.

        I was born into a Democrat family and stayed a Democrat until the Democrats became more concerned with social issues than economic issues. Meritocracy is the great leveler of society and provides both freedom to succeed or fail.

        I suggest you read “Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics” and take a sophomore level Stat class.

        Better yet, move into just about any prosperous blue collar town and wonder why they used to be Democrat strongholds.

  21. True journalists don’t argue with their readers. They don’t have to. You are a left wing troll. Everyone cover your eyes; Mr. Acoba’s liberalism is hanging out. Ever heard of “fair and balanced,” Mr. Acoba? Maybe there is no such thing in your country. A previous comment is spot on: gasoline and Diesel prices began their steady upward spiral literally the day after the fake president was sworn in. That has nothing to do with economics, marketing principles, worldwide conditions or anything else that you refer to. The prices started up OVERNIGHT on 20/21 January, 2021.

    • What charts are you looking at? The average price of gas was on a downward slope when Biden took office and dipped a further 60 cents until prices cratered in April.
      “That has nothing to do with economics, marketing principles, worldwide conditions….” lol Do you hear yourself??? 🤦‍♂️🤦‍♂️
      Close to 9,000 people have viewed this post thus far with about 40 so moved to leave a comment. That’s .004 percent. Sounds like you’re part of the tiiiiiny minority that can’t accept how gas prices really work.

    • I’m looking at my charts. I record the price of Diesel fuel (on road and off road) every time I buy it, because I buy a lot of it. I have to do this for tax purposes, but also to correct those who refer to “charts” and “government statistics” to make the feeble argument that Democrats don’t destroy everything they touch. For brevity’s sake, here are a few highlights and lowlights:

      On 19 January, 2021, I paid $1.99 for off road and $2.29 for on road. On 25 January, 2021, off road had jumped to $2.14 and on road increased to $2.39. On 10 February, 2021, I paid $2.29 for off road and $2.56 for on road. By 17 March, off road had climbed to $2.49 and on road to $2.70.

      So, after not quite two months of Let’s Go Brandon, off road increased from $1.99 to $2.49, and on road from $2.29 to $2.70. So stop lying about the veracity of my statements and accept the fact that these fuel price increases, along with increases in the prices of everything else, are directly tied to Creepy Joe and his destructive policies. I’m not interested in your charts, graphs and stupid liberal concepts. These figures are what I record weekly, and I have the pump receipts to prove it.

      By the way, I bought fuel yesterday, 29 November, and I paid $3.12 for off road and $3.60 for on road. So in 10 months of Democrat administration, the price of off road Diesel has increased from $1.99 under Trump to $3.12 under Biden – a $1.13 increase. On road has jumped from $2.29 to $3.60 – a $1.31 increase. So you can LOL all you want, and cling to the liberal lies all you want, but these prices are reality, whether you like it or not, and it all goes back one man.

      • I did not look up Diesel price charts, for that point I apologize, and you are correct, diesel prices (not gas) have steadily increased since pretty much November 2020. (

        When diesel prices eventually settle and drop to pre-pandemic levels, by your logic, feel free to thank the Biden administration since, according to your claim, they alone have the power to raise diesel prices seemingly overnight.

  22. My records prior to 2011 are archived, and not easily accessible, but the price range of off road Diesel I bought during the Trump administration (January, 2017, to January, 2021) was about 25 cents ($1.74 low to $1.99 high), and the price range of on road Diesel was about 27 cents ($2.27 low to $2.54 high). The one exception was immediately after the Iranian missile attack in September, 2019, when the price of both spiked for three months. A range of 25 cents and 27 cents over four years is a far cry from what the nation has experienced since 20 January, wouldn’t you say? Or can you bear to admit that?

    The most I have ever paid, at least since 2011, was $4.16 for on road and $3.90 for off road. That was in March, 2014. Who was in office at the time? Another stinking Democrat, Osama Obama. So don’t even pretend that this price gouging doesn’t come on directions from the White House. This is not my logic, this is documented fact. Liberals are deathly allergic to facts, which is why you continue to dispute what I write, but anyone who keeps careful records of motor vehicle fuel purchases is well aware of this phenomena. The fake president remarked that these price increases were “expected and temporary.” That was nine months ago. I suppose “temporary” in his feeble mind is the entire four years that he expects to be in office?

    Why have so few written in to contest your fake assertions and blame deflection? The “tiiiiiny minority?” One reason is because readers are too lazy to consult the historical record on fuel prices; another reason is that it serves little purpose to argue with people suffering from the mental disorder known collectively as liberalism. Facts don’t matter to them; they can only repeat what keeps reverberating out of the echo chamber in Washington.

    • I agree, the gas price increase jumped considerably over a short period of time.
      But, wouldn’t you agree that something else happened like ..oh….the pandemic? Or is that not in your reality either?
      Got another fact for you that you will not agree with, Trump had very little to do with your low gas prices during his administration! Shocking, I know.
      Ironic you think the far left is not concerned with facts yet you lovingly refer to our president (God bless Biden<3) as fake.
      And my blog post is supported by actual experts not an echo chamber and certainly not based off my own experience (sample size of one.)

    • Like moths to a flame, right-wing crackpots are attracted to any comment section or open comment box attached to anything that doesn’t blindly blame Biden.

  23. Still clinging to your stupid liberal concepts, Senor Acoba? Did you happen to see that the Domestic Energy Producers Alliance recently placed the blame for the gas & Diesel prices squarely on the misguided policies of your fake president? No, you didn’t catch that? Hmmm. Well, Jerry Simmons of DEPA had a few things to say about the situation. Check out the article, and then dispute your “facts” with him. I somehow doubt that the almost 40 different members of DEPA, who he represents, are entirely wrong about everything. But then again, they may not be esteemed economists like you. Meanwhile, the left wing media has been trumpeting the “fact” that motor vehicle fuel prices have been decreasing….yeah? Where is this happening? Certainly not within 100 miles of Washington, DC. On road Diesel in these parts is still in the $3.50 – $3.60/gallon range. Off road typically about 35 cents less. Your fake president said all of this is “temporary.” That was 11 months ago. How does he define “temporary”? How do you define “temporary”? I think it safe to assume that the “experts” like you will start redefining the terms, to suit the liberal narrative, because the reality certainly doesn’t suit the liberal narrative. Is this not happening with COVID? Sure it is! “Health experts” and “government officials” have moved the goal posts so many times that John Q. Public has lost track. The term “vaccine” has been readjusted, and the term “fully vaccinated” has been readjusted, and the definition of what is “safe and effective” has been readjusted – since the phony vaccines have killed over 10k unsuspecting people who THOUGHT they were doing the right thing by getting vaccinated. And now the definition of “boosters” is being readjusted – all to suit the Big Liberal Lie. Come to grips with the fact that you are defending the indefensible. Your fake president’s administration is a massive screw up, wall to wall and tree top tall. I’m still eagerly awaiting the opportunity that you said in an earlier reply would come soon – that fuel prices will come down and we can all thank the Biden administration for that. When is that going to happen, Senor Acoba? Whenever “temporary” expires? Will that be in our lifetime?

  24. Selective editing…works every time, except with people who read the entire article. Like me. You can cherry pick quotes and comments all you want, but the essential message is the same, you moron. High energy prices are a Biden issue, and there is no amount of word manipulation and false narrative that you can provide to change that. Nor can you change the public perception of the root of the problem. As I noted in an earlier comment, you are a left wing troll, and sadly, representative of what journalism has become. Hopefully no one is naive enough to believe one scintilla of what you write. “Economics is not left wing or right wing and neither am I.” Yeah, that is very clear from your anti Trump rhetoric and the slant of many of the articles you have written. A fake, a phony, a fraud. I wouldn’t trust you to provide the correct time of day.

    • I watched the whole less then 5 minutes clip and didn’t edit his quote. No cherry picking done. He pretty much parroted what everyone else pointing fingers is saying and said nothing new or insightful.

      Don’t worry, I don’t even consider myself a journalist. This is not journalism. I run a car blog. If someone is taking political insight from a car blogger even slightly seriously, they shouldn’t!

  25. This guy that wrote this is obviously a slow joe p****e str**er! It’s amazing how these slow joe p****e st*****s try and tell us what we are seeing and feeling in every aspect of our daily lives isn’t happening” don’t believe your lying eyes” is what this writer is saying! We are feeling it at the pump,grocery store and our security ( police and military)!!!! Just a year ago we had low gas prices,food and building materials and only thing that has changed is the slow witted moron that is in the WH that being Slow joe!!!!!!!! The pandemic might of been a culprit but trump had to deal with the *****”” ***** before this ****n and it wasn’t this bad. Matter of fact you liberals gave him acid reflux over deaths and economy but more have died and we are poorer under this president but all we hear are crickets now! C’mon man as slow joe would say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stop trying to tell us what we see and feel isn’t really happening that would be a great start for you snowflakes

    • It took you almost 200 words to say you don’t know how the economy works. Precious. Next comment let’s go for 400 and throw in a “Let’s go Brandon.” 😂😂😂😂

    • While you’re at it (and for anyone reading this comment) do me a favor and post more stickers. Helps the pageviews on this post. ♥️

  26. Well, this is certainly interesting. The amount of biased vitriol, racially-motivated ad hominem attacks, and unsupported claims in this comment section is simply astonishing.
    Paulo, the article is well-researched and well-cited. Thank you.
    For those who are so falsely patriotic as to engage in these unsupported attacks, please provide some actual evidence and sources. Every time that you post a comment, you have an opportunity to provide an education to others by showing credible sources. I would consider it patriotic to see an attempt to help your fellow Americans rather than just shouting them down.
    All right, let the flaming begin, because I know how this works. Just don’t bother calling me a liberal, I’m not. Also, don’t accuse me of voting for any particular candidate, because I voted third party. Otherwise, have at it.

  27. Hey ***hol* who wrote this article – u and ur scumbag leftist democrats can go to h***. You are bent in destroying America, but against the rest of us patriots YOU will be snu**ed out. Disgusting DEMS=haters, b****s, r****ts….!!!!!

  28. Senor Acoba……you are right about no one taking you seriously. I doubt that you even qualify as a bona fide “car blogger,” given your “unbiased” views. Yet you suffer from an acute case of CCMM. Nevertheless, your fake president has now been in office for exactly one year, and you know what else? Here’s what else! As of yesterday, off road Diesel is $3.29/gallon and on road Diesel is $3.69/gallon. Much higher in other parts of the country. Let’s review some historical data. Get your epinephrine pen ready; we know you are severely allergic to facts. You might go into anaphylactic shock! One year ago yesterday, off road Diesel was $2.19 and on road Diesel was $2.55, plus or minus a few cents, depending upon where one purchased it in this area. So in the span of 365 days, your fake president, who just coincidentally happens to be fixated on electric vehicles, has arranged for a 150% increase in the price of off road and a 145% increase on the price of on road. Now, you continue to cling to your uninformed notion that the fake president has nothing to do with that? It’s nothing but “supply and demand,” right? Let’s review some more historical facts. This country, and the world, experienced 11 months of COVID prior to the fake president being illegally sworn in. In those 11 months, we did not see 145 – 150% price increases in Diesel fuel, gasoline, nor any other products, for that matter. So explain to us how the world’s economic situation did not affect us under President Trump, but has wreaked havoc in the first year of the fake president’s administration? How can that be? Per your distorted way of thinking, there must not have been any “supply and demand” from February, 2020, until January, 2021, right? The “supply and demand” only kicked in on 20 January, 2021, right? That squares with your ridiculous premise, right? So that must be the reality, right? Right? From what academic institution did you earn your degree in economics? Maybe off the back of a cereal box?

    • You’re right and I can’t deny your experience as a trucker as it affects your livelihood. Drive safe and all the best on your daily travels.

        • Yes and no. I do it preemptively. Just a theory, but, like swear words, I think the more expensive advertisers don’t bid on blog posts with so many T**** mentions in it. 🤷🏽‍♂️

          • That’s blatantly biased. I didn’t see Biden’s name censored. You didn’t give an actual reason why you’re censoring the former president’s name. “I think the more expensive advertisers don’t bid on blog posts with so many T**** mentions in it.”
            The guy has been out of office for over a year but the bias is still obvious in posts like these.

  29. It’s time to visit with our Nobel Prize winning economist, Senor Acoba! We need some more of your expert insight, since Diesel prices continue to climb – $3.80 /gallon here in the DC area. Off road $3.45+/-. Your ignorance really is appalling. Why would you assume that I am a trucker, when Diesel fuel is used in mining, drilling, construction, agriculture, public safety, transportation, manufacturing and marine applications, such as harbor operations, inshore boating and fishing? To name just a few. That is a rather naive assumption on your part, is it not? Like many of your other assumptions, huh? I could be any of those things; I could be several of those things. An assumption, “With little basis in fact,” huh? Say, did you happen to catch the fake president’s news conference on 19 January? You know, the one in which he called a reporter who asked about inflation a “stupid son of a *****”? Yeah, that news conference. The fake president insists that he not only didn’t “over promise,” but that he also has “outperformed” expectations. Yeah, he made inflation much worse than anyone thought possible! Do you approve of his three point plan for dealing with inflation? We don’t. First, he’s going to “fix the supply chain.” Well, not if he keeps the idiotic COVID mandates in place, paralyzing the supply chain from dockside to retail outlet. Thank God the courts are dismantling that for him – and us. Second, his BBB plan is going to fix inflation! How so, Joe? Since BBB is DOA – even key members of his own party see it as disastrous – not even a glimmer of hope on that one. Third, he’s going to “promote competition.” What an original idea! How are you going to do that, Joe? Well, details seem to be sketchy. Jen Psaki will, “circle back on that.” A real clown show, folks. Then he has the audacity to put some of the responsibility for his failed policies on the Fed……he’s counting on Powell and others to “recalibrate the support” they have been giving, so “elevated prices don’t become entrenched.” Hey, Joe, we have news for you – elevated prices are already entrenched. Keep in mind that this is the same inflation that he claimed a year ago was, “expected and temporary.” Right. So it really is time to face the naked truth, Senor Acoba – the fake president is behind this, from the very start, and he is doing everything he possibly can to keep the prices “elevated” and “entrenched.” And more than half of the nation agrees with me. So why don’t you do the responsible thing and print a correction to your original idiotic commentary about the “I DID THAT” stickers on the fuel pumps?

      • meh, maybe it comes off that way. Regardless, this is a very popular post right now (read:$$$) and I couldn’t care less. Even the troll comments add to the word count, boosting up this blog post on Google’s search results so, Thank You <3

  30. wow the conservative brain-rot in these comments is hilarious. I like how every single comment “refuting” your post is completely incapable of providing a single source. I kept scrolling and scrolling through these comments waiting for a single person self aware enough to realize that the facts don’t care about their feelings.
    good article, not perfect but a good enough summary of the current situation from a different perspective. I feel like the real conclusion of the entire situation is that our current economic system is pretty broken and people are too blinded by politically affiliation to understand the core issue. i just saw on TV some oil company representative claiming the reason prices are so high is because of enviromental regulation not allowing them to get more permits… while 80% of their current capacity is completely unused (facepalm).
    Regardless i sincerely hope that every boomer who short-circuited and went into frothing rage 2 words into this article will recover at least some of their brain-capacity before they get forced to learn to cite a source and die of a brain-hemorrhage.

  31. wow the conservative brain-rot in these comments is hilarious. I like how every single comment “refuting” your post is completely incapable of providing a single source. I kept scrolling and scrolling through these comments waiting for a single person self aware enough to realize that the facts don’t care about their feelings.
    good article, not perfect but a good enough summary of the current situation from a different perspective. I feel like the real conclusion of the entire situation is that our current economic system is pretty broken and people are too blinded by politically affiliation to understand the core issue. i just saw on TV some oil company representative claiming the reason prices are so high is because of environmental regulation not allowing them to get more permits… while 80% of their current capacity is completely unused (facepalm).
    Regardless i sincerely hope that every boomer who short-circuited and went into frothing rage 2 words into this article will recover at least some of their brain-capacity before they get forced to learn to cite a source and *** of a brain-hemorrhage.

    • on an unrelated note what’s with random parts of people’s comments getting turned into ****? seem like the most random words get auto-censored lol

      • Yeah, I’m doing that manually. I’m just editing out potentially negative words or phrases. I don’t know how advertisers bid on blog posts, but I’m just staying on the safe side. I feel like advertisers don’t want to bid on a blog post with so many T**** references (maybe there’s an algorithm where above a certain number of mentions, they don’t bid) or, in your case, wanting someone to ***.
        This is a very popular blog post at the moment, and I’m trying to keep it as ad friendly as possible.

        If my site got 10x more traffic, I wouldn’t care but, with my traffic level and the handful of comments I get everyday, I can edit one or two comments.

  32. Forgetting about the 8 trillion Biden has already spent? Record CPI, uncontrolled borders, it goes on and on.

    Election Day gas prices
    1.99 gal
    1/20/21. 2.35
    2/25 2.69 per gallon
    4 gas price hikes in one week. 2.55 2.59 2.65 2.69
    3/3 2.73
    3/9 2.79
    3/15 2.83
    3/17 2.85
    4/2 2.95
    4/8 2.99
    4/12 Gas hit 3 year high.
    4/30 3.04
    5/07 3.09
    5/19 3.14
    5/24. 3.15
    6/08 3.17
    6/16 3.19
    6/22 3.23
    6/24 3.25
    6/28. 3.29
    7/1 3.33
    7/3 3.35
    7/5 3.39
    7/7 3.44
    7/11 3.45
    7/17 3.49
    8/9 3.55
    8/20 3.59
    8/26. 3.63
    2/1/22. 3.69
    2/13 3.71
    2/21 3.75
    2/28 3.79
    3/1 3.84
    3/2 3.99
    3/4 3.99
    3/4 4.19 .20 cents in one day!
    3/6 4.29
    3/8 4.59
    3/11 4.79

    7/13 Gas prices up 45% in the last year. Regulations restriction production.
    1/21. Dow @ 31300. Biden executive order stops keystone pipeline 10K jobs lost, 2.2 Billion in payroll from economy. Executive order stopping Wall construction. 10K jobs lost.

    2 weeks in office 28 executive orders signed. Obama 5 Trump 1 Bush 0
    U.S. jobless claims decline to a still-high 900,000 1/21
    The government said that 5.1 million Americans are continuing to receive state jobless benefits, down from 5.2 million in the previous week

    The unemployment rate held steady last month at 6.7%, but job growth has stalled.

    Another 900,000 people filed new unemployment claims last week, President Donald Trump’s last in office, a snapshot of the significant labor market challenges facing President Biden.
    An additional 423,000 people in 47 states filed new claims for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance, the program created to help gig and self-employed workers.
    Altogether, nearly 16 million people were claiming benefits as of Jan. 2, the last week available for that measurement. – WASHINGTON POST

    1/28. 33 executive actions.

    3/15 Biden admin sends FEMA to border 100% children adults 200%

    3/17 Lumber prices have tripled in 3 weeks, all building goods increase.
    Housing numbers issued are down. Permits and starts down.

    3/28 Biden administration is asking for government volunteers to spend 4 months at the border to “help out”.

    4/27 19000 unaccompanied children at the border. Human services spending 60 million a week at the border.
    4/28 Donna Facility 17x over capacity Texas AG not allowed in by feds.
    76% of Americans believe that a border crisis exists.

    2 trillion Covid package
    2.3 trillion infrastructure package (only 6% towards infrastructure)
    1.8 trillion family care package

    5/7 Biden proposing 4 Trillion in spending.
    Jobs expected today 968,000 came in at just 236k.
    Manufacturing jobs lost 18%
    Production jobs lost 12%

    Biden economic spending bill to 2024, 6 trillion, more than 1/4 of the current deficit. Biden’s infrastructure bill of 4 trillion only allocated for 6% of repairs for Highways and bridges.

    6/26 2 Yemen men (terrorist list) arrested at border (Calexico)

    House Democrats Torpedo Bill Targeting Chinese Slave Labor › 2021/06/18 › 217-house-de… › 2021/06/18 › 217-house-de…

    Jun 18, 2021 — All Democrats voted down a motion that would require businesses to report if they discover a supplier or other business partner is using Chinese slave labor

    6/28 More fentanyl in May than all of last year.

    Produce increasing across country 2-20% (fuel)

    Afghanistan pullout

    Russia invades Ukraine 2/2022

    3/4 Pelosi says “Ban Russian oil”. Biden does nothing

    Biden negotiating with Iran for oil.

  33. Now that gas and Diesel prices have hit an all time record high, I think its time to check in with our award winning economist, Senor Acoba! What say you, Senor? Are gas and Diesel prices high in your country, too? Remember “expected and temporary,” the famous buzz phrase about fuel price increases from your fake president? Yeah? I remember that. We’re still waiting for you to define “temporary” for us, since you and the fake president have so much in common and clearly think alike. I believe you were really cheated by not being offered Jen Psaki’s job. You know, you could stand before the media every day and spew out lies just like she does! The fact that you and your lib tribes people still can’t make the connection between the record high fuel costs and the fake president’s monomania with electric vehicles is beyond belief, but perfectly symptomatic of your rejection of the facts. An earlier post outlined very clearly the path this country has taken to where we are now, and you pooh-poohed that work of art because the facts just didn’t suit you. Tell us, what would suit you? $6/gallon? We’re almost there now. How about $7/gallon? Would you like that better? What is your ideal price per gallon, Senor?

    Like the reporter that the fake president called a “stupid SOB,” the majority of the country wants clarification on which is more important: the economic recovery or the toy electric cars. Only economic geniuses like you can provide the answers. We’re still waiting….. Oh, and exactly how long is “temporary”? You haven’t answered that question, either.

    • Why do you keep calling me Señor Acoba? 😂 I’m not even Mexican or Spanish.

      I’ll let you in on a little secret that everyone who visits my site seems to get but you…here it is.

      I’m not an expert, I’m not a journalist, and I don’t have the answers.

      I’m just a mid-tier, at best, car blogger.

      Your wasting your time arguing with a car blogger.

      Now, I don’t have the “heart” to just block you because, frankly, a small part of me enjoys waiting for your super long comments.

      And if I did block you, you’d probably think I, the so called journalist of the liberal left, am censoring you.

      My blog post is as true as it ever was. Biden has little say to what the gas prices are.

  34. Since you admit to not having the answers, you should seriously consider shutting your ignorant liberal mouth. You’re not an expert (aren’t all liberals “experts”?) and you disavow being a left wing journalist (hard to believe!), but you are severely lacking in situational awareness. For example: within the last two days, the fake president’s administration has cancelled three major offshore oil leases. Actually, they cancelled the sales of these leases. What does that mean? Well, for one, it means that blocks the opportunity to drill for oil in a million+ acres of federal real estate. What an amazing coincidence that the Interior Department does this exactly when domestic fuel prices have hit a new, new record high. One lease was in Alaska and the other two were in the Gulf of Mexico. The reason cited? “Lack of industry interest in leasing the area.” Sure. We all believe that, don’t we? Oil companies are in the business of drilling for oil and refining it for various grades of consumer fuels and plastics and everything else that is petroleum based. So the industry has no interest in untapped oil and gas fields? Yeah, uh-huh. The current five year leasing plan is due to expire at the end of next month, and federal law requires DoI to have a replacement plan before it can offer new oil and gas drilling leases. But guess what? No new plan has been announced. And you believe the fake president has nothing to do with that?

    But these examples are not just recent events, are they? No, they are not. As soon as the fake president was sworn in, he issued EO14008 – the “pausing” of sales of new oil and gas leases on federal lands. Five months later, a federal judge in the Western District of Louisiana, citing “no rational explanation” for the pause, ordered the resumption of the lease sales. So the sales did resume, begrudgingly, but now the sales have been halted again because of “lack of industry interest.” And of course the abrupt cancellation of KXL, though that has no direct bearing on present prices. It will severely affect future prices, though.

    So it is foolish of you, or anyone, to maintain the pretext that this fake president’s administration is not doing everything it possibly can to drive fuel prices up and keep them elevated – all in the interest of promoting little electric beep mobiles. Don’t embarrass yourself further by maintaining that the fake president “has little to say (as) to what the gas prices are.” That is a lie, you know it is a lie, the motoring public knows it is a lie, and all domestic consumers of every product imaginable know it is a lie. Blame it on Putin? Well, Putin isn’t the one who has cancelled, effectively, all new domestic gas and oil exploration and production.

  35. A loud mouthed liberal with a short attention span. Imagine that. I guess I should use only one and two syllable words, so as not to traumatized you. Check with your doctor, see if he has a vaccine for the truth. You surely need one. Tell me, are all of your articles as ill founded as this one about the “I DID THAT!” stickers? You have no comprehension of what you write, and you can continue to write it only because some of your readers are as uninformed as you are. That says a great deal about the public education system in this country. And in your country, too.

    • You know what, I’m going to update and refresh this blog post so it’s more current and relevant. Hopefully it educates even more of the confused. Thanks Mr. Cranshaw! 🇺🇲👍

  36. Great idea! I’m sure the motoring public and your followers are in a perfect mood ($5.69/gal for on road Diesel here today) to read more of your crap about how the fake president has nothing to do with record setting gas and Diesel prices. As I and numerous others have pointed out, repeatedly, gasoline and Diesel prices started their upward spiral on 20 January, 2021, long before our good friend Vlad began the military build up on the Ukrainian border. This did not begin as a “Russian problem;” this began with a dimwit who is fixated on forcing Americans into EVs, no matter the cost. You know, your original article included a remark about how the “I DID THAT!” stickers have “little basis in fact.” Forget the stickers – you are the one with “little basis in fact.” This is not a matter of my opinion – even the lap dog left wing media are carrying stories about the gas and oil lease sales cancellations. I’m not making it up; check any of your favorite biased news outlets and see for yourself. Or maybe you only read the articles that you write yourself? Hmmm?

  37. CNN – of all outlets – recently posted survey results in which 77% of the respondents believe that the US economy is in poor to bad condition, and 55% of those respondents say the fake president’s economic (let alone his environmental) policies are to blame. Considering these are CNN’s figures, I think it safe (VERY safe) to assume the real numbers are much higher. Yet you continue to insist that the fake president has little to do with high prices on energy in general and gasoline and Diesel in particular….. I hope this single paragraph isn’t too much for you to read. Or comprehend.

  38. I surely don’t want to take you away from your economic policy formulation……being the award winning economist that you are…..but have you noticed that even the lap dog liberal media are carrying stories about how Bezos and Musk are blaming the fake president’s misguided policies for the record setting inflation? ????? Perhaps you’re allergic to these facts. Would you not agree that Bezos and Musk are at least “moderately” successful businessmen, and that just maybe there is more than a grain of truth in what they say? I have more to write, but I know I have to keep it short because it transcends your span of attention. But the articles are there – go read them. (I can help you with the big words.) And then continue down your path of fact denial, reality rejection and hardheadedness – all the attributes of being a good liberal. Keep up the good work!

  39. “I guarantee you,” Biden told New Hampshire voters on Sept. 16, 2019. “We’re going to end fossil fuels.”–Exactly how do we think that Biden will accomplish this without deliberately raising prices or cutting back on production of fossil fuels?

  40. I read your article and thought it was really well done…and I’m a Republican, but I also went to college…so I’m smarter than most of these other dumbasses on this thread. I don’t think they could understand the words you wrote. Bless you for being patient with them, for they are a broken people.


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