Due to the loss of energy independence, the United States is forced to negotiate oil supplies with OPEC and Russia. This was stated by former President Donald Trump, speaking to his supporters.
"For the first time we have secured energy independence. Now they are turning to OPEC, Russia and other countries with a request to send us some oil," Trump said.
According to Trump, by the time he left office, the United States had more oil and gas than Russia and Saudi Arabia. "And now we are asking them for help," he said.
In early September, Bloomberg learned about an increase in Russian oil imports to the United States. Then it was explained by Hurricane IDA, which disrupted oil production in the Gulf of Mexico. After the arrival of the hurricane, 77% of the production facilities in the Gulf of Mexico remain closed. The reduction in the volume of oil produced amounted to 20.6 million barre