Energy Secretary Doesn’t Know How Much Energy Americans Need

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Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm doesn’t know how many barrels of oil the U.S. consumes on a daily basis.

“I don’t have that number in front of me,” Granholm said in response to the question Tuesday at a White House press briefing after President Joe Biden tapped the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to bring down gas prices.

According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration run by Granholm’s own department, Americans used an average of just more than 18 million barrels a day. On Tuesday, Biden ordered the release of 50 million barrels, or less than three days of supply.

The president’s decision to tap the oil reserves maintained for emergencies…

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