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“According to AAA, the national average of gas prices is now $ 3.42 per gallon. Bank of America predicts that crude oil prices could rise another 50 percent by June next year. Can the average gas price in America soon be $ 4 per gallon in the United States?” “State of the Union” co-anchor Dana BashDana BashFive things to see in Virginia Governor’s race Buttigieg twins dress as “twin infrastructure” for Halloween officials, lawmakers express optimism about infrastructure, spending vote MORE Granholm asked on CNN.
“Well, we certainly do not hope so,” the energy secretary replied President BidenJoe Biden Virginia’s loss exposes Democrats’ battle with rural voters. After victory seeks Biden political decline Sunday shows preview: House passes bipartisan infrastructure bill; Democrats are suffering election losses in Virginia MORE “is over this. “
“Of course, every president is frustrated because they can not control the price of gasoline because it is a global market. You can call for increased supply, which he has done, and OPEC unfortunately controls the agenda in terms of oil prices. OPEC is a cartel, and it controls over 50 percent of the gasoline supply, she added.
Granholm also noted that the OPEC countries decided last week to increase their supply, adding that it “will increase the throat on access to affordable fuel at the pump.”
She also acknowledged that Americans should expect to pay higher costs for heating their homes in the winter.
“W“e has the same problem with fuel that the supply chains have, which is that the oil and gas companies do not turn on the switch as fast as demand demands.”