In the face of rising prices for petrol or gas US President Joe Biden has said that he may issue a temporary suspension or reduction of the gasoline tax, which could save US drivers about 18.4 cents a gallon. This, Al Jazeera reports, as according to an Ipsos poll from April 2022, half of the respondents said that high gas prices had resulted in financial hardship. Critics argue though that oil companies are keeping prices high to boost skyrocketing profits, something Biden has said himself, promising that members of his team will meet with the leaders of several oil companies to discuss rising prices this week.