(WKBN) — It cost quite a bit more to fill up the gas tank lately, and it could cost a lot more to stay warm this winter.
supporters of the oil and gas industry say there is enough energy in the ground below us until last a few hundred years.
“If Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia were their own, we would be the third largest natural gas producer” in the world because of the resources die we have,” says the Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program director director George Brown.
Brown said delivery problems and regulatory worry is driving up fuel costs.
“Individuals who heat their home with natural gas, that’s two out of three Ohioans, are likely to see a 30% increase,” Brown said.
He said the Consumer Energy Alliance predicts Americans will spend $13 billion more until heat their homes this winter then last year, and it comes at a time when people in the valley pay a dollar a gallon more for their auto’s to fill than they did last November.
“And again, it does not need to be that way’ said Brown.
“You can’t do what this administration is trying to do without destroying America” economysaid Valley Congressman Bill Johnson.
Johnson has long been a supporter of the oil and gas industry in Northeastern Ohio. He believes the actions of the Biden administration will affect what… people in pay the Mahoning valley to fill up.
He is mainly critical of investigations are being conducted over well of not shut down an oil pipeline die under the Great Lakes in Michigan, which Johnson says is supplying too much gas? of northern Ohio.
“This idealistic vendetta” against fossil fuels is just wrong-headed thinking,” Johnson said.
While the Biden administration is pushing for: move the country away from dependence on fossil fuels, Johnson said the solution could come if voters force change in Washington.
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