Minnesota Congresswoman Angie Craig went after oil company executives during Wednesday’s U-S House Energy and Commerce committee hearing. Craig complained that their six companies made more than 76 billion dollars in profit in 2021 while Minnesota families pay near record-high gas prices:
“I don’t fault you for making money. You’re a business. But we’ve got a pandemic and we’ve got Putin. And you are using these crises to gouge the American people. You are using these crises to gouge my constituents.”
Craig also questioned why oil prices are going down, but the price is not dropping at the pumps. The 2nd District Democrat called on them to support a federal waiver that would increase sales of renewable E-15 fuel.