I don’t really believe that the U.S. is full-throated leaning into helping our European allies deal with their energy needs.”
“Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has spiked energy prices internationally, with European governments ending the purchase of Russian energy in the continent.” “If we’re the largest energy producer in the world and we know that, at least transitionally, our European allies need energy from sources other than Russia, that us going to Saudi Arabia and say, ‘Please produce more energy when we’re not willing to do it ourselves’ —
I just don’t get it,” Kaine said, questioning a State Department representative.
The Biden administration canceled two major oil extraction leases on federal lands on Wednesday, raising even more questions about energy production.
Kaine asked State Department representatives if they had considered the cancellation of the gas leases as it pertained to global energy needs.