An executive at a northeastern U.S. energy supplier told Fox News on Thursday that a key reason for the looming diesel and distillate fuel shortage is the company’s “demonization of fossil fuels.” left and the policies that have restricted production.
The United States is about to exhaust its fuel supply fuel in less than a month, according to the Energy Information Administration, because at least seven states are at “red alert” levels in storage, Fox News’ Tucker Carlson reported.
The nation cannot function without an adequate supply of diesel fuel, as trade – especially trucking and non-electrified railway lines – depend on it.
Most consumer needs, from the daily to the occasional, are transported from state to state by truck or train, meaning crucial trade could cause a domino effect of shortages from mall to mall. grocery.
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Diesel distillates – like heating oil and jet fuel – are also at their lowest levels in more than 10 years, which Mike Taylor of Combined Energy Services says could doom much of New England this winter. .
Carlson noted that part of the blame lies with Biden’s insistence on continuing his “religious war” in Ukraine – as Siberian fossil fuels are no longer able to supplant restrictions on domestic production via government policies. President.
In return, Taylor said much of the Northeast’s diesel, kerosene, heating oil and other fuel refinements come from the Philadelphia-Camden and New York-Newark metropolitan areas.
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While Taylor cited the bright spot of resuming operations at a key refinery in Paulsboro, New Jersey — just across from Philadelphia International Airport — reserves remain at 60% of a 5-year average.
However, Taylor alluded to the fact that the states most supportive of harmful energy policies are those that largely source and depend on fuel.
“The climate change agenda in the Northeast, Tucker, is really what’s causing this,” he said, citing “the demonization of fossil fuels.”
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New Jersey and New York are “on the fast track to try to eliminate” fuels that are currently experiencing shortages, he added, while Pennsylvania remains under a moratorium on energy speculation in parks. State instituted by outgoing Governor Tom Wolf.
Every New England and Mid-Atlantic state has also signed on to the RGGI cap-and-trade pact which Republican critics say will very soon lead to double-digit increases in home heating costs on top of any shortage. Pennsylvania Republicans and Virginia was particularly vocal in trying to get their states out of the pact.
“All of our oil comes from this area,” Taylor said. “It’s floating through New York Harbor, and that’s feeding New England. We’ve already seen cutbacks and shortages at Hudson River terminals. That was early October,” said Taylor, whose operation is based in the Catskills.
“Our suppliers really say it’s a nice tightrope which, if we have an extremely cold winter, could be a problem.”
Taylor noted that the Americans most affected by the record $7/gallon jet fuel are those at the bottom of the economic scale and living in trailer parks and the like. These homes are often heated with kerosene or propane.
While standard gasoline remains about $2.50 higher than the pre-Biden price, home heating oil has risen $3.50 in recent years, Taylor added — citing an average of $6 in the northeast soon snowy.
“It’s very difficult to get [kerosene] right now and it’s going to be unaffordable,” he added.