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OPEC Reduces Oil Production
After OPEC reduced oil production by two million barrels a day, it could mean bigger profits for oil companies, higher gasoline prices and big headaches for the Democrats in the upcoming midterm election.
We are already concerned about rising prices and inflation. Consumers will lose buying power as higher prices erode their income.
When facing the election, the Democrats risk losing control of Congress. Even though President Biden made a trip to Saudi Arabia in July, it had little effect on persuading OPEC to continue to produce more oil.
The White House will consult with the Congress on additional tools for reducing OPEC’s control over energy prices.
In the meantime, President Biden will order the release of more national strategic petroleum reserves in coordination with allies around the world.
Today the war is still going on in Ukraine and there are many problems in the Asia Pacific region. Unless we can solve the problems in the near future, the price of oil will not come down again very soon.