I want to give the president and his cabinet the benefit of the doubt. Much of what we pay at the pump is taxes. If, along with increased production, we could slash the federal tax rates on gasoline, we’d see a nice drop. If they threw out CAFE standards and stopped with the winter/summer blend nonsense, it’d plummet even more.
(Caveat: I understand that blends are needed to meet demands of certain seasons, but a middle-of-the-road blend could meet both needs without having to retool our refineries twice a year.)