The administration of the US President is considering the idea of providing discounts on gasoline to US residents in connection with a record increase in fuel prices.
This was reported by Ukrinform with reference to fox news.
A White House official said the administration could introduce discount cards.
“The President has made it clear that he is ready to explore all options and listen to all ideas that will help lower gasoline prices for the American people,” he said, noting that no decisions have yet been made.
The average price of gasoline in the country rose last week by 10 cents and remains at $5 per gallon ($1.32 per liter).
Gasoline prices jumped at least 21 cents in 10 states.
President Joe Biden, speaking to reporters on Saturday, blamed the war in Ukraine for raising energy prices.
“It is outrageous what the war in Ukraine is leading to,” he said.
The White House is now seeking to lower the price of fuel. To do this, the Biden administration is trying to promote an increase in US production, but this, according to analysts, will not bring immediate relief.
U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm said earlier that Washington was working “to ease the economic pain caused by high oil prices.” petrol“So the US government uses about 1 million barrels a day from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve every day.