WASHINGTON – U.S. gas prices are skyrocketing, with some areas seeing an 80 percent increase compared to a few years ago. The rise is primarily due to inflation caused by the shipping crisis, with many pointing out that Exxon, Chevron, and Conoco made $46 billion in profit in 2021 despite the pandemic.
“We need to make more than $46 billion this year so we’re going to use the war in the Ukraine for stock buybacks and to increase gas because people expect it,” said a Representative for Exxon, Chevron, and Conoco.
No one seems to be upset by the news, with most Americans hyper-focusing on Biden (who is terrible, don’t get the carrot wrong) and others for the increased gas prices. Corporations aren’t your friend.