Oh well, so much for sacrificing what you claimed were your principles.
According to the New York Post:
President Biden’s trip to Saudi Arabia was deemed a failure by analysts after oil-producing states announced Wednesday that they would boost output by just 100,000 barrels a day starting next month — a drop in the bucket compared to America’s vast energy needs.
The Saudi-led Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies announced the modest increase in supply following a policy meeting held via videoconference.
The Biden administration had held out hopes that its diplomatic overtures to the de facto Saudi ruler — Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman — would yield a bigger boost in supply.
Americans consumed an average of 19.78 million barrels of oil per day in 2021, according to the US Energy Information Administration — meaning Wednesday’s production increase would meet between seven and seven-and-a-half minutes’ worth of nationwide demand.