Senator Kyrsten Sinema Wants More Oil Drilling in The U.S. Because Of The U.S. Sanctions on Russian Oil


Sanaya Gupta

Over the past few weeks, we have seen gas prices rise. These high prices were caused by the sanctions put on Russian oil imports. Currently, Russian oil imports are no longer allowed in the U.S. after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

On Tuesday, April 12, 2022, at Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., suggested oil drilling in the U.S. to decrease the dependence on foreign oil. Sinema suggests this strategy to ensure that the U.S. will have a, “long term independent energy future.”

Sinema follows up by explaining how senators from both parties are working to create a, “stronger and more robust all of the above strategy.”  

She also complemented the Biden Administration’s decision to allow the use of E15 ethanol in oil, which is something usually not allowed to be done in the summer.  

“The reasonable way to address what is going to be an oil shortage in our country is for us to responsibly increase our own domestic production in a way that is smart and clean,” says Sinema.