Gas Shortages Rock America

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The White House is discussing options to address fuel and natural gas shortages that have driven prices higher, White House press secretary Jen Psaki told reporters Wednesday.

“The president has asked his economic team, as they do on any range of issues impacting the public, to continue to discuss what the options are that we can take to address these shortages,” Psaki said at an afternoon briefing.

Psaki noted that there is a natural gas shortage worldwide and said there are a “range” of options for the Biden administration to explore to help address the issue, but she declined to specify what options are currently being discussed. 

“I’m not in a position yet to outline additional steps we can take,” she said. 

For weeks, European countries have been facing energy price spikes that have raised utility prices for consumers there. 

Meanwhile, in the U.K., there has also been difficulty getting gasoline for their cars amid a shortage of truck drivers.