Rep. Mullin pressures Biden administration on “looming” diesel shortage


Congressman Markwayne Mullin calls it the Biden energy crisis and wants to know what the Biden administration is doing to avoid the growing diesel fuel shortage in this country.

“I write with grave concern regarding the looming diesel shortage as reported by the Energy Information Administration,” wrote Rep. Mullin in a recent letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Interior Secretary Deb Haaland.

He pointed out that diesel fuel inventories in the U.S. have not been as low since 1951.

The congressman was direct in his letter.

“This Administration has continuously put policies in place that diminish American energy independence, hinder our economy, and raise prices on hard-working Americans. From killing the Keystone XL pipeline and rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement to enacting an anti-fossil fuel agenda while simultaneously begging OPEC+ to produce more oil, this Administration has
weakened our energy industry in every way. The American people cannot afford your disastrous policies any longer.”

He was critical of White House National Security Council Press Secretary John Kirby’s recent side-stepping of a question about dealing with the energy crisis in which Kirby said Biden was helping Europe.

“Americans are becoming poorer from crushing inflation, the country is running out of diesel fuel, gas prices are starting to climb (again), and the Strategic Petroleum Reserve is at its lowest level since 1984. Yet the White House is thinking about Europe,” added Rep. Mullin, a candidate for U.S. Senate.

“Americans deserve to know what you plan to do,” admonished Mullin in his letter.

You can read the letter here.