Murkowski Responds to Press Conference on Rising Gas Prices

May 23, 2018

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska, today issued the following statement after several of her Senate colleagues held a press conference to assign blame for, and urge action on, rising gasoline prices.

“I agree that OPEC’s supply restrictions are driving prices higher and should be addressed, but I was stunned to hear my colleagues encouraging more production from the likes of Iran and Saudi Arabia, rather than right here in America, as the solution. This is pretty simple. If you don’t support access, leasing, production, pipelines, refineries, or the reasonable regulation of all of those, you’ll be left at the mercy of countries that don’t like us.”

Murkowski is chairman of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.