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US Will Face High Gas Prices ‘as Long as It Takes,’ Biden Says

  • National average gasoline price topped $5 a gallon this month
  • President said he’ll ask Gulf allies to boost oil production
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Biden to Ask Gulf Alliance to Boost Oil Production
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US President Joe Biden said Americans will have to stomach high gas prices “as long as it takes” to beat back Russian President Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine. 

“As long as it takes, so Russia cannot in fact defeat Ukraine and move beyond Ukraine,” Biden told reporters Thursday in Madrid, in response to a question about how long high gas prices might persist. His comments echoes those of U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson, his closest geopolitical ally and one who is facing similar pressures back home about the cost-of-living crisis.