Biden reimposes Nord Stream 2 sanctions as full-scale Russian invasion looms
Former national security adviser for VP Cheney John Hannah discusses what the U.S. and other European countries could do to deter Russia from moving farther into Ukraine on ‘Fox Business Tonight.’
Prices at gas pumps across the nation are projected to rise between 20 and 30 cents for motorists, or more, driven by surging crude oil prices after Russia invaded Ukraine.
Brent Crude prices topped $100 per barrel on Wednesday, before closing at $99.08 per barrel. While U.S. crude neared $99 per barrel, before easing and closing at $92.81 per barrel.
|USO||UNITED STATES OIL FUND L.P.||66.34||+0.10||+0.15%|
|BNO||UNITED STS BRENT OIL FD LP UNIT||26.51||+0.45||+1.73%|
Although there hasn't been a disruption in supplies yet, "buyers are shying away from purchasing Russian crude oil," Andy Liptow, president of Lipow Oil Associates, LLC. said in a note to FOX Business. "They are concerned that either the oil or the tanker that the oil is loaded on might end up entangled in financial sanctions," he added.
|UGA||UNITED STATES GASOLINE FUND LP PARTNERSHIP UNITS||51.39||+0.86||+1.70%|
For U.S. motorists, this means the national average price of a gallon gasoline and diesel, which are sitting at $3.54 and $3.96 respectively, could rise another "20 to 30 cents on each," according to Liptow. This would push prices to around $3.85 per gallon for gasoline and $4.25 for diesel, Liptow projected.
In California, gasoline prices, which have already hit a record-high of $4.77, could be "headed toward a statewide average of $5," Liptow added. Currently, the price of diesel has already surpassed that, sitting at $5.04 a gallon.
CLICK HERE TO READ MORE ON FOX BUSINESS
The U.S. expanded sanctions against Russia late Thursday, yet President Biden did not include the energy industry.
"On our sanctions package, we specifically designed to allow energy payments to continue. We are closely monitoring energy supplies for any disruption. We've been coordinating with major oil producing and consuming countries toward our common interest to secure global energy supplies," Biden explained.