Christian: Keystone XL Pipeline Could Help with Diesel Fuel Shortage

November 07, 2022

AUSTIN – The price of diesel fuel for November delivery has increased by 33 percent and reserves of diesel fuel have fallen to its lowest level since 1951. Diesel fuel is used to operate trains, large trucks, and cargo ships for the transportation of raw materials and manufactured goods. Undesirable public policy decisions by the Biden Administration have contributed to the shortage of diesel fuel that has increased its price.

“It seems like the only use the Biden Administration has for fossil fuels is to manufacture shortages and crises that could have been avoided,” said RRC Chairman Wayne Christian. “But for the Biden Administration throwing thousands of Americans out of work by cancelling the Keystone Pipeline on Day 1 of his administration, we might have been able to avoid the shortage of diesel fuel, higher prices and damage to our economy.”

A lifelong conservative businessman, Wayne Christian was elected as our 50th Texas Railroad Commissioner in November 2016. Prior to his time at the Commission, Christian served seven sessions in the Texas House of Representatives, accumulating a strong record of standing for free markets and against burdensome regulations. Christian is married to his wife, Lisa, and together they have three daughters, Liza, Lindsey and Lauren. You can learn more about Chairman Christian here:

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