President Biden is considering traveling to Saudi Arabia in the coming days to ask the kingdom to increase oil production, a move designed to lower domestic prices just months after slashing America’s domestic energy sector.

“According to Axios, the president’s advisers are considering the trip as a way to mend fences with the Islamic nation and get them to produce more oil to offset the loss that would come should the U.S. ban the purchase of oil from Russia,” reports Fox News.

 

“Now critics are slamming him by pointing to current events as evidence that energy independence is essential. When the U.S. boasted sanctions against Russia last month, the Treasury Department made clear that the blocking of transactions included a carve-out that allowed energy-related purchases. The administration is leaving the possibility of closing that loophole as an option,” adds Fox.

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