“Texas can do this” Abbott schools Biden for calling on OPEC to boost oil production

CNBC reported Wednesday the Biden White House is calling on OPEC and its allies to increase oil production as gas prices rise.

The Biden admin said OPEC+’s decision to gradually ease production cuts is “simply not enough” during a “critical moment in the global recovery.”

“We are engaging with relevant OPEC+ members on the importance of competitive markets in setting prices,” National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan said.  “Competitive energy markets will ensure reliable and stable energy supplies, and OPEC+ must do more to support the recovery.”

In response, Texas Governor Greg Abbott said:

Dear White House:

Texas can do this.

Our producers can easily produce that oil if your Administration will just stay out of the way.

Allow American workers—not OPEC—produce the oil that can reduce the price of gasoline.

Don’t make us dependent on foreign sources of energy.