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Did a Fuel Expert Predict $8 Gas Prices Under Biden?

A routine review of content labeled satire.

Published Mar 15, 2021

Courtesy:  (Robert Geiger (Flickr))
Courtesy: (Image Via Robert Geiger (Flickr))
Claim:
A U.S. fuel expert predicted that gas prices would rise to $8 per gallon by June 2021.

On March 8, 2021, the America's Last Line of Defense Facebook page published a new story about rising gas prices under U.S. President Joe Biden. The headline read: "U.S. Fuel Expert Predicts $8/Gallon Gas By June."

With his "full speed ahead" attitude towards destroying everything former President Donald Trump did for our country, our dear leader in the White House, Joe "So Jealous" Biden may be ramping up to pull money right out of your pocket and hand it over to Satan himself.

While that may be a ridiculous overreaction, it remains true that gas prices have steadily rose since Biden was elected back in November. January, if you’re delusional and it took you a little while to come to reality. Or not at all, if you’re a mentally endouchefied dipshit who believes in Q and sees chemtrails in your toaster.

"Trumpers, we’re going to need you to step back and drop the tinfoil lightsabers."

At any rate, many trumptards believe the rising prices are Biden’s fault, even though gas prices depend on supply and demand, and their increase actually signifies that the pandemic is waning, so demand is higher. Joe Barron of The Epoch Queef asked fuel expert and Tokyo drift enthusiast Han Lue why these people are so stupid.

"Oh, they love to go all 'Keystone Pipeline' crying about this. That thing came about during the Clinton administration, and we’ve been fine without it since then. I mean, the Trump people are know-nothing morons. No 'jobs' were suddenly lost over a temp project the disgraced former President signed on for. They hadn't even been guaranteed yet. Again, Presidents don't magically control gas prices. Now, excuse me, I have to jam on the brakes and skid a car around a corner."

This item about a purported "U.S. fuel expert" predicting further rising gas prices under Biden was not a factual recounting of real-life events. The article originated with a website that describes its output as being humorous or satirical in nature, as follows:

Everything on this website is fiction. It is not a lie and it is not fake news because it is not real. If you believe that it is real, you should have your head examined. Any similarities between this site’s pure fantasy and actual people, places, and events are purely coincidental and all images should be considered altered and satirical.

For background, here is why we sometimes write about satire/humor.

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