Tesla CEO Elon Musk called for more oil and gas production in order to maintain stability around the world as Europe and the United States suffer through the worst energy crisis in years.
“I think, realistically, we need to use oil and gas in the short term, because otherwise civilization would crumble,” Musk said Aug. 29 during an energy conference in Stavanger, Norway. “In order for civilization to continue to function, we do need oil and gas.”
Musk referenced economic sanctions against Russia that sent European energy prices skyrocketing and exacerbated inflation.
“Actually, especially these days with the Russia sanctions, we do need to provide oil and gas to keep civilization running,” Musk said. “I think any reasonable person would conclude that.”
President Joe Biden infamously blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin for the rise in U.S. gas prices, calling the phenomenon “Putin’s Price Hike,” despite gas prices spiking for months before the war in Ukraine…