US President Joe Biden has warned oil companies not to use Hurricane Ian, which is approaching Florida and is worried about causing great destruction, as an excuse to increase gasoline prices.
Biden gave a speech at the Hunger, Nutrition and Health Conference held in Washington DC.
In his speech, Biden made evaluations about Hurricane Ian, which is expected to hit the Florida coast today or tomorrow and is worried that it will cause great destruction, and stressed that he is in talks with local authorities and that the federal government is ready to provide whatever assistance it can.
Biden also urged the public to heed the warnings and evacuate the warning areas.
“I want to give a warning to the fuel and gasoline industry today,” said Biden.
“Don’t give me this warning again and don’t use this hurricane as an excuse to drive up gas prices. Gas prices are relatively low and should continue to drop further. My experts USAHe said that it will only affect 2 percent of oil production and that will be for a very short time. This temporary storm cannot be used as an excuse to inflate prices to affect the oil industry. I will ask my authorities to check whether gas prices are inflated.”
Biden stated that hunger is one of the biggest problems in the world and that the Russia-Ukraine war fueled the global food crisis.
Stating that they aim to end hunger and reduce nutrition-related diseases by 2030, Biden said, “Today, we would like to announce that we have received 8 billion dollars commitment from 100 different organizations to achieve these goals.” he said.
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