(RepublicanWire.org) – French President Emmanuel Macron warned President Joe Biden in a hot mic moment Monday. Macron’s warning worsen concerns about an escalation of the energy crisis. Biden seemingly fail to “appreciate the gravity” of his message.
Members of the G7 nations gathered for a summit Monday to discuss matters pertaining to rising energy costs and NATO’s response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Gathering in member nation Germany, representatives of the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, France, Italy and Japan convened for the three-day summit when Macron offered some gravely concerning news to Biden considering his refusal to ramp up domestic oil production.
In the video, Macron can be seen interrupting the president in discussion with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan as they are walking near the press. “I had a call with MBZ,” the French leader begins, referencing United Arab Emirates President Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (MBZ).
“He told me two things,” Macron went on. “One, I’m at a maximum, maximum [production capacity]– what he claims… Second, according to MBZ, the Saudis can increase a little bit, by 150 or a little bit more, and they don’t have huge capacities at least before six months’ time.”
“The very last one is about what we do on the Russian oil,” he attempted to continue before Sullivan interceded and said, “Careful. Maybe we should just step inside … because of the cameras.”
In a lengthy thread on Twitter, author Michael Shellenberger delved into the implications of the exchange between the world leaders and first emphasized, “Biden was counting on Arab nations to produce more oil,” before suggesting, “It appears to be a direct appeal to Biden to produce more oil.”
The current production was reported as 3.168 million barrels per day (bpd). According to Reuters, their capacity is 3.4 million and they have been working to increase it to 4 million. By comparison, Saudi Arabia produces roughly 10.5 million bpd with a capacity somewhere between 12-12.5 million bpd.
Consumers in Europe utilized as much as 2 million bpd of crude oil imported from Russia and 2 million bpd of refined products prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Shellenberger went on to state, “Macron’s revelation means that it’s up to the U.S. to produce more oil, and soon, or the energy crisis will get much worse.”
Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei confirmed this newly brought to light information.
Meanwhile, back in the United States, places like North Dakota, Texas, and Alaska are sitting on mountains of oil reserves just waiting to be tapped. Instead of begging Islamofascist dictatorships for oil, we should be using our own domestic supply to own the world oil market. Biden doesn’t want to do that, though, because it would run up against his green agenda.