Right now, a barrel of oil costs about $111. But if JPMorgan analysts are correct, then that same barrel of oil will soon be $380 – and the culprit, as always, is "Russia."
Should Vladimir Putin's country cut output, then gas will skyrocket even higher than its current price, decimating the American and global economies in a matter of weeks or days.
"It is likely that the government could retaliate by cutting output as a way to inflict pain on the West," the analysts wrote. "The tightness of the global market is on Russia's side."
JPMorgan head Jamie Dimon recently warned about an "economic hurricane" soon to come, and it appears that this latest analysis is fleshing out what it might look like.
If Russia cuts oil production by three million barrels per day, or so we are told, then a barrel of oil on the global market will increase in price to $190. In a worst-case scenario, Russia could cut oil production by five million barrels per day, driving a single barrel price up to $380.
Many Western countries, especially in Europe, rely on Russian oil and other fuels to power their economies. Germany, Europe's largest economy, is already suffering due to its refusal to pay for fuel in Russian rubles following the Ukraine war sanctions.
The "Group of Seven," as they are called, which lead many industrialized nations, is working on a complex plan, reports indicate, to cap the price that Russia can charge from oil sales to non-G7 countries as part of their next-level sanctions against the country.
"The goal here is to starve Russia – starve Putin of his main source of cash and force down the price of Russian oil to help blunt the impact of Putin's war at the pump," announced a senior official in the Biden regime, once again blaming Putin for the situation.
"The dual objectives of G7 leaders have been to take direct aim at Putin's revenues, particularly through energy, but also to minimize the spillovers and the impact on the G7 economies and the rest of the world."
There is almost nothing that happens anymore that Western authorities do not end up blaming on Russia, even though the energy crisis would not be a crisis at all if America was still energy independent.
Thanks in part to the Biden regime's "green" economic policies, America is more energy dependent than it has been in a long time, and the consequences of this are still unfolding.
"The most obvious and likely risk with a price cap is that Russia might choose not to participate and instead retaliate by reducing exports," warned JPMorgan analysts about how the latest G7 proposal could end up backfiring and hurting the West even more.
When asked recently how long he expects Americans to be paying sky-high gas prices, Joe Biden, America's fake president, said:
"As long as it takes so Russia cannot, in fact, defeat Ukraine and move beyond Ukraine. This is a critical, critical position for the world. Here we are."
Should Putin attempt anything more that upsets Biden and his handlers, the United States plans to take steps to strengthen NATO "across the board," Biden added.
"This is about the future of the liberal world order, and we have to stand firm," added Brian Deese, the White House Director of the National Economic Council, about how Americans need to suck it up and continue draining their wallets at the gas pump on behalf of globalists whose personal interests are being shaken and threatened by Putin's "special operation" in Ukraine.
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