Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO insists that the United States increase its oil and gas production in the face of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He also noted that these extraordinary circumstances are better handled by the fuel industry.
“Hate to say it, but we need to increase oil & gas output immediately,” he tweeted. “Extraordinary times demand extraordinary measures.”
Common sense is also required. President Biden has been struggling in this area, while Musk appears to have a lot of it. Musk goes on to note that such a move would be detrimental to his own interests – his electric car company – but maintains it is necessary.
“Obviously, this would negatively affect Tesla, but sustainable energy solutions simply cannot react instantaneously to make up for Russian oil & gas exports,” he continued.
Obviously, this would negatively affect Tesla, but sustainable energy solutions simply cannot react instantaneously to make up for Russian oil & gas exports.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 5, 2022
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Elon Musk and Joe Biden: Make More Oil
The Tesla CEO went on to explain that the United States isn’t in a position at this moment of time to focus on an industry that might be more environmentally friendly but not quite as prevalent for use in all areas.
“Increased oil & gas production in the short term is critical or people around the world will be placed under great duress,” he tweeted.
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“It isn’t a matter of wealth, but having sufficient energy to fuel civilization.”
Increased oil & gas production in the short term is critical or people around the world will be placed under great duress.
This is not a question of money, it is a question of having enough energy to power civilization.
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 5, 2022
Does President Biden have the will to listen, and perhaps increase oil and natural gas production like Elon Musk suggested? It doesn’t seem like it.
Biden has rejected bipartisan requests to prohibit Russian oil imports because it would lead to an increase in already rising gas prices. On Sunday however, Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the United States was considering such a ban.
“We are now in very active discussions with our European partners about banning the import of Russian oil to our countries while, of course, at the same time maintaining a steady global supply of oil,” Blinken said.
Pete Buttigieg, Transportation Secretary, suggested that the Administration is open to buying oil from Iran.
Buttigieg says buying oil from Iran (the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism) is “on the table” pic.twitter.com/l6n4eqTHTW
— Logan Ratick (@Logan_Ratick) March 3, 2022
Even more remarkably, Axios is reporting that President Biden’s advisors are considering a trip to Saudi Arabia to “convince the Kingdom to pump more oil.”
Only if there were another country, closer to the United States’ interests and capable of releasing oil production and opening up pipelines or leasing leases.
One is the minimum I could think of.
Buying oil from Russia,buying oil from Iran,buying oil from Saudia Arabia but not from America.Biden says “Buy American” Empty Words
— Darrell Collins (@DarrellCollin19) March 5, 2022
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Elon Musk recently slammed President Biden for failing to acknowledge Tesla’s role in producing electric cars here in the United States.
Biden tweets a portion of his speech, which outlines the investments made in America by Ford and GM.
“Tesla has created over 50,000 US jobs building electric vehicles & is investing more than double GM + Ford combined,” Musk wrote in response.
He added a quick jab: “FYI to (the) person controlling this twitter.”
Tesla has created over 50,000 US jobs building electric vehicles & is investing more than double GM + Ford combined
[fyi to person controlling this twitter]
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) March 2, 2022
Musk spends months mocking Democrat lawmakers via Twitter.
He blasted Warren as “Senator Karen” after the Massachusetts Democrat accused him of not paying taxes and essentially being a “freeloader.”
Musk took aim at Sanders’ curmudgeon, tweeting that he “keep(s) forgetting that [Sanders is] still alive.”