Diesel fuel prices have increased by 75% since last year

Diesel fuel, which is used by farmers and truckers to deliver goods to Americans, has surged by 75% in the last year.

According to a survey released on May 16 by the American Automobile Association (AAA), the national average for diesel fuel is $5.61 a gallon.

Per Fox Business, American customers are still suffering at the gas pumps, particularly in the Northeast:

Because the Northeast has fewer refineries than the rest of the country, prices are even higher: For example, in New York, gas costs as much as $6.51 a gallon, a staggering 102% rise from a year ago.

Instead of reverting to the domestic fossil fuel abundance — and cheap gas costs — enjoyed during former President Donald Trump’s administration, his successor, Joe Biden, is turning to energy reserves stored in case of war or other national emergencies.

If conditions worsen, White House officials are preparing an emergency declaration that would allow President Biden to release diesel from the Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve to address short-term supply shortages.

The Northeast Home Heating Oil Reserve, established in 2005, holds around 1 million barrels of diesel, or about a day’s supply in the region. Only once has the reserve been used, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

The Biden team realizes that tapping the reserve will not significantly lower diesel costs, but it will prevent spot outages that would be “highly disruptive to families and businesses,” according to the White House official.

In an interview with National Public Radio (NPR), Bob Costello, chief economist for the American Trucking Association, noted that rising gasoline costs are affecting not only truckers but also consumers. “Ultimately, you and I, as consumers, will see this on the store shelves in the price of the products,” Costello added.

Mark Darrington, an Idaho farmer, was interviewed by NPR.

In the interview, Darrington stated, “My increased production costs have to be passed on to the consumer.” “Otherwise, the countryside will shut down.”

22 Responses

  1. This administration is feckless & has no clue to stopping what’s coming! PRAY FOR OUR NATION & FOR WISDOM!

  2. I think it is about time to get rid of the Democrats, They are Billion airs and they don’t care about the low income or middle class and what we have to spend.

  3. It is intentional and when we all start realizing that – then maybe we can start doing something about it!! This administration is intentionally destroying our economy – we will soon be ushering in the One World Government “New World Order” – this is already being discuss with healthcare at the DEVOS conference – putting all countries under the WHO – (which is VERY scary). We are losing our country – everyone needs to PRAY AND VOTE – get all of these self serving politicians out of our positions of power. We need everyday American folks in those positions – PEOPLE THAT LOVE AMERICA! We the people have allowed this to happen quietly under our watch – it is now up to us to fix this and NEVER ALLOW CROOKS TO RUN OUR COUNTRY AGAIN!
    Both sides of the isle too! Republican and Democrat are CORRUPT!

  4. Hopefully people will finally wake up and get rid of the demarcates that have no common sense and only think of their own pocket. we need to get rid of the swamp.

  5. For someone who is supposed to be leading the country, to purposely destroy millions of citizens lives by reducing the necessities of life to the point of constant suffering, only to achieve his own personal agenda, he should be considered a traitor and enemy of the country.

  6. Finish the Keystone pipeline. Restart the shale Oil business and become energy independent
    This is not rocket science.
    Then sell oil Natural Gas to Europe.

    1. The damn fool Republicans refuse to acknowledge that the Keystone pipeline presents a serious risk to
      the Oglala Aquifer… and the streams that it crosses. It also crosses lands of indigenous people in the area.

  7. One has to consider this is being done on purpose to push their “Green New Deal” bullshit. Either that or is being done on purpose to wake up the portion of the population still believing his administration is legitimate.

  8. China Joe Biden is the worst president in American history. Mickey Mouse could do a better job.

  9. Thank you Joe Biden for making the American citizens’ life a living hell. You, Joe, are to blame. Remember, “the buck stops here”. I guess you thought that meant that every problem stops with you because you won’t do anything about them. They just sit on your desk, that you never get to because the white house doesn’t want you there.

    1. You are so right. We are beginning to live like people in a third world Country. What Biden and his Administration did is unforgivable.. it is not over yet. We have 2 more years of this. I hope everybody will wake up and do the right thing
      in November and again in 24. If we are still around

  10. Theres talk about electricity shortages this summer. Lets force everyone into electric cars and then ask that we dont charge them to save our precious electricity. Why dont we get electric power plants built to charge cars then change to electric. Seems to be an all too familiar theme by the libs to force everyone to do something and not give them the power to make it work. Change happens gradually snd naturally not by government mandates and bad politicians. What do i know i wasnt brainwashed into a sex change at university and turned socialist while racking up massive debt in doing so.

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