In this May 11, 2021, file photo, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

Dry Energy. Granholm says gas prices will be ‘rough’ this summer, though they’ve poked fun at them before

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US Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said ‘this summer is going to be tough’ for drivers due to record gasoline prices, which hit $5 a gallon on Thursday, although they have already laughed a question about Americans concerned about gas prices.

During an appearance on CBS News Wednesday night, Granholm was asked if she could offer any “calming or reassuring words” to Americans struggling financially due to high gas prices.

“Yeah, this summer is gonna be tough,” she replied. “I’ll be honest with you. The Energy Information [Administration]which is the entity that projects the price of gasoline against the price of oil, said that by the fall it should drop to $4.27 a gallon, and by the end of the year, early next year, it will drop to $4 maybe less than 4, maybe $3 a gallon.”

In this May 11, 2021, file photo, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.

In this May 11, 2021, file photo, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House in Washington.
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“So there will be some relief on the horizon, but in the summer driving season it is going to be difficult, no doubt because we have such a mismatch between supply and demand in the global oil market. “, she added.

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Granholm tweeted a video Tuesday blaming Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic for high gas prices and promoted clean energy as the solution to reducing Americans’ dependence on fossil fuels.

Granholm, whose net worth is estimated at $8 million, has been repeatedly criticized for laughing or dismissing concerns about soaring prices at the pump.

“You know, if you drive an electric car, it clearly wouldn’t affect you,” she said during a White House briefing in May 2021, nine months before Russia invaded Ukraine. .

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House, November 23, 2021, in Washington.

Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm speaks during a press briefing at the White House, November 23, 2021, in Washington.
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In November, Granholm burst out laughing when asked to explain “Granholm’s plan to increase oil production in America.”

“It’s hilarious,” she said with a laugh. “If only I had the magic wand on this. As you know, of course, oil is a global market. It’s controlled by a cartel. That cartel is called OPEC, and they decided yesterday that ‘they weren’t going to increase beyond what they had already anticipated.”

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President Biden shakes hands with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain alongside Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm as he arrives for a wildfire briefing ahead of the fire season in forest with cabinet members, government officials, as well as governors of several western states, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, June 30, 2021.

President Biden shakes hands with White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain alongside Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm as he arrives for a wildfire briefing ahead of the fire season in forest with cabinet members, government officials, as well as governors of several western states, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, June 30, 2021.
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In March, Granholm refused to answer questions about the energy crisis from a Fox News reporter while his aides physically blocked reporters from approaching the energy secretary.

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Prior to joining the Biden administration, Granholm appeared in a music video calling for a gasoline ban.

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