Thursday, Fox News anchor Tucker Carlson criticized President Joe Biden and his administration for the nation’s persistent diesel scarcity, claiming that if stockpiles are not restored, the United States could face a “economic catastrophe.”
“Thanks to the Biden administration’s religious war in Ukraine, this country is about to run out of diesel fuel,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“According to data from the Energy Information Administration, by the Monday of Thanksgiving week, that’s 25 days from now, there will be no more diesel,” he said. “So, what’s gonna happen then? Everything will stop.
“That means trucks and trains and barges all unable to move. Farm equipment will shut down. There will be no deliveries, as there will be no trucks. There will be no diesel generators, and then, inevitably, our economy will crash because everything runs on diesel fuel. Not on solar panels, not on wind farms, on diesel fuel.
“Diesel is not a negotiable commodity. You have to have diesel.”
Director of the National Economic Council Brian Deese cautioned on October 19 that “emergency measures” may be required to handle the diesel crisis, stating that all options, including a restriction on fuel exports to Europe, are being evaluated.
Exxon Mobil CEO Darren Woods and industry organizations cautioned that a prohibition on exports might backfire and increase prices by aggravating supply problems.
National inventories of distillate fuel oil, which is used to manufacture diesel and other fuels, have fallen to levels not seen since 2008.
Carlson stated that economic sanctions on Russia punished the United States more than Vladimir Putin, and he questioned why U.S. leaders would risk destroying the American economy.
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He also addressed recent comments by Democratic Rep. Jamie Raskin of Maryland.
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