Skip to comments.Gasoline Prices More than Double Under Obama: $1.84 to $3.85
Posted on 09/14/2012 5:41:36 PM PDT by NoLibZone
Average retail gasoline prices have more than doubled under President Obama, according to government statistics, rising from $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon.
The average gasoline price is calculated by the Energy Information Agency, and shows that over the past 43 months of President Obamas term retail gasoline prices have more than doubled, rising from an average of $1.84 per gallon to $3.85 per gallon.
Rising gasoline prices were particularly prevalent in August, which saw a 9.0 percent rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) for gasoline, a rise that almost entirely accounts for the general increase in prices seen by families across the country over the past month.
In other words, the recent spike in prices for all goods tracked by the governments Consumer Price Index can be almost entirely accounted for by the rise in gasoline prices. Prices in the economy rose by 0.6 percent overall in August.
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I am paying $4.22 in Cali.
Hard to figure out what’s been going on here, halfway between Cleveland and Akron! 4 days ago, it was $4 a gallon. Yesterday, $3.85, and today $3.65. Fairly large swing, in a short time!
I’m pretty sure these skyrocketing gas prices are what is giving Barry his big “bump” in the recent “polls”. The morons living in this country love paying high gas prices because, Everybody Loves Barry.
I will send a dozen stickers to anyone who FReepmails me their address.
I will send the Excel file to anyone who FReepmails me their email address, PROVIDED they promise to only use removable stock.
We just hit $3.999 here in Pa. But it’s all good, stimulus and all you know.
I am paying $4.22 in Cali.
"All of the bad things we were really worried about don't look like they will happen," said Kevin Lindemer, an independent energy consultant that has worked for Irving Oil and Cambridge Energy Research Associates. "If we have an uneventful summer, there's nothing fundamental that should cause prices to go much higher."
Someone needs to dig out the Al Gore speech from 1992.
“Everything that should be down, is up. Everything that should be up, is down.”
And the stock market has skyrocketed through all of this. I don't get this at all.
Circumstances being what they are it would seem the price could be poised to go further through the roof here shortly.
Every time I fill up, and spend an extra $20 doing so, I console myself by considering it a campaign contribution to beat Obama. Believe me, people are aware of it..
PLAY THE F'ING CLIP OF OBAMA SAYING WE SHOULD PAY THE SAME GAS PRICES AS THEY DO IN EUROPE!
How F'ing Hard is it to make Campaign VIDEOS !?!
Keep playing like you want to lose (?!?) and MAN THE F UP!!
$4.00 in Minneapolis today.
$4.00 in Minneapolis today.
Same here for the Harleys.
They can’t drink the cheap stuff.
I put in a few gallons today. 4.25 long island, ny.
The last week in October 2008 gas at my local station had dropped down to $1.55 9/10.
We filled the cars and all the gas cans we could find.
It was still only around $1.80 when King Obama was coronated.
“Just think of how high it would be if Barry and the ‘RATS weren’t running this joint.” - DNC talking point.
$4.25/gal in Naperville (western suburb of Chicago)
Gas prices were up there when W was president, too. W is also the one who started the trend of Big Government, Big Bailouts, and a crashing dollar, which affects gas prices. He also came up with the idiotic idea of burning our food as fuel.
More excuses for Barack Hussein Obama? You really think W started all of this? What, are you 10?
With Obama’s failed policies in the Mideast, and QE3 at home, expect oil prices to reach $5+ per gallon by election day, if not sooner.
Here in North Central WV it dropped 4 cents to $3.959.
Change you can see (and have flying out of your bank account).
Ad (with appropriate graphics):
Narrator: Back in 2008, Barack Obama promised he would bring change - and change he has. When Obama took office, gas prices were $1.84 a gallon - now that’s changed to $3.84 a gallon - more than doubled - hitting the middle and working class the hardest. Obama has deliberately blocked construction of the keystone pipeline and blocked drilling for our own sources of oil, while at the same time giving away $20 billion to help Brazil drill for oil that we will have to end up buying from them. Barack Obama...delivering change. (The Republican National Committee is responsible for the content of this advertising).
Why would that not be an effective ad - hello out there to any super pacs, RNC, Romney campaign, etc. - make this into an ad...you can make a series of them using gas prices as a theme, then another with the deficit, debt, unemployment rate, etc.
Quick, some OPEC shill — blame ethanol for the increase!
So where is Hugo Chavez to rescue us? When gas hit $2.50 a gallon under Bush he “rescued” our poor with affordable gasoline and heating oil! Guess our fellow socialist doesn’t need his help.
Went to $3.86 today in KC (up about 15 cents since the not-about-a-video-riots started).
$3.90 in Southwestern Pennsylvania.
My son just turned 40 and I told him when he was born gas was......34 cent a gal.
damn he felt OLD..for the first time!!!
Yes, he started it and Obama has continued down the same path. Just saying the obvious, that Obama sucks, isn't necessarily going to get another Big Government, Socialist Republican elected.
I believe Obama’s goal was to get our gas to $5.00 per gallon.
I thought it was (only) $5. He’s almost there, but if he stays another 4, he’s sure to reach his goal of $8 - $10 / gal.
When gas prices peaked during the Bush years, oil had gone up to around $150 a barrel. Oil is around $100 a barrel now.
W is also the one who started the trend of Big Government, Big Bailouts, and a crashing dollar, which affects gas prices.
Bush was more big government than I prefer, but the Bush bailouts (TARRP) have mostly been paid back with interest. BTW, I don't agree with his bailouts either, but this crash and the bailouts occurred after the Dems took Congress.
He also came up with the idiotic idea of burning our food as fuel.
That's like saying Al Gore invented the Internet. Ethanol was in use long before Bush became President. In fact, the Model T could run on it.
It hasn't worked out is a matter of opinion (I'll admit I'm disappointed because I agree it hasn't so far), but it's not as idiotic as instigating a coup of the Iranian government in 1953 in order to keep oil prices low. Take away all of the blood that has been spilled for cheap oil, and what do gas prices look like?
Well, hello neighbor! Same here.
$4.14 a gallon 2 days ago.
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