Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm on Tuesday admitted that she did not know how many barrels of oil the U.S. consumes per day when a reporter suggested that the 50 million barrels the Energy Department plans to release would last less than three days.
Granholm during a White House briefing Tuesday, outlined Biden’s strategy to release the barrels of oil currently held in the U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve in order to maintain “adequate supply” amid global shortages and skyrocketing gas prices.
A reporter who was present for her remarks asked the energy secretary, “How many barrels of oil does the U.S. consume per day?”
“I don’t have that number in front of me. Sorry,” Granholm replied.