HEAT Leaders Slam OPEC Decision to Cut Oil Production


Date: Oct. 5, 2022
Location: Washington, DC
Issues: Oil and Gas

Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and HEAT Co-Chairs Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) and Rep. Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) released the following joint statement after OPEC and its allies agreed to reduce oil production by two million barrels per day:

"Thanks to the Biden Administration's radical climate agenda and war on American energy, our oil and gas industry has been decimated. As a result, gasoline and electricity prices are through the roof. What is President Biden's solution? To beg OPEC countries like Iran, Venezuela, and Saudi Arabia to increase their production of oil to meet our nation's energy needs.

"By announcing their decision to lower oil production by two million barrels per day, OPEC is flatly rejecting President Biden's request.

"Instead of begging foreign countries for oil and raiding our Strategic Petroleum Reserve, President Biden should reverse his anti-American policies and unleash domestic energy production. Making the United States energy independent again would lower energy costs for Americans and reduce our reliance on OPEC for oil. By, once again, becoming a net exporter of energy, the United States can harness its resources to meet not only our needs but also the needs of our allies."