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  • Alabama pipeline leak: What we know so far about the spill, gas shortages and more

    09/18/2016 5:43:49 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 55 replies ^ | 9-18-2016 | Dennis Pillion
    On the morning of Sept. 9, an inspector with the Alabama Surface Mining Commission was performing a routine monthly check of an old coal mine in Shelby County when he noticed "a strong odor of gasoline" as well as a sheen on the surface of one of the retention ponds. The gasoline he was smelling came from Colonial Pipeline's Line 1, an underground pipeline three feet in diameter that normally pushes 1.3 million barrels of gasoline per day from refineries in Houston to distribution centers across the Southeast and along the eastern seaboard. That 36-inch line, built in 1963, has...
  • Gasoline prices expected to spike says fuel prices could spike within a week anywhere from 10 to 30 cents a gallon, and they could stay higher for several weeks. Its analysts are blaming aging refineries for unplanned repairs. When those happen, often the oil companies will tackle maintenance issues, too.
  • Price of Electricity Hit Record High in U.S. in 2014

    01/16/2015 3:00:06 PM PST · by george76 · 43 replies
    CNS News ^ | January 16, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    Even as gasoline prices plummeted and the overall energy price index calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics declined, electricity prices bucked the trend in the United States in 2014. Data released today by the BLS indicates that the electricity price indexes hit all-time highs for the month of December and for the year. 2014 was the most-expensive year ever for electricity in the United States. The annual price index for electricity, published by BLS today, was 208.020. That was up from 200.750 in 2013. ... The average price for a kilowatt hour of electricity in the United States was...
  • Like low gas prices? So does the station owner

    12/12/2014 2:26:30 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 12, 2014 3:12 PM EST | Jonathan Fahey
    So you think you are finally getting one over on the gas stations as you pay well under $3 a gallon for the first time in four years? Guess again. Gas stations love low prices too—and not just because customers are nicer when they are paying less. “We’re in the same shoes as the consumer, the cost of fuel is less for us,” says Kevin Beyer, who owns Performance Fuels, a filling station and convenience store in Smithtown, NY. That means profits for Beyer and the nation’s 127,000 filling stations are rising. Before they sell gas to you, station owners...
  • Summertime blues for drivers: Gas at August record

    08/20/2012 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August. 20, 2012 | SANDY SHORE
    You may pay more than ever for a late-summer drive. U.S. drivers paid an average of $3.72 per gallon on Monday. That's the highest price ever on this date, according to auto club AAA, a shade above the $3.717 average on Aug. 20, 2008. A year ago, the average was $3.578.
  • Another Day, Another Administration Witch Hunt

    04/18/2012 6:20:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 18, 2012 | David Harsanyi
    So many imaginary villains and so little time. This week, President Barack Obama is taking the fight to "oil speculators" and "market manipulation" (nee "free enterprise"), demanding that traders put up more money for transactions and government ratchet up enforcement and monitoring. "None of these will bring gas prices down overnight," Obama helpfully explained in his news conference. "But they will prevent market manipulation and help protect consumers." No, they won't. They'd probably hurt consumers, and they would doubtlessly raise the cost of doing business. So for a few hundred words, let's treat populist agitation as if it were earnest...
  • Governor Palin’s Closing Argument On Her Fox News Special “Paying At The Pump”

    04/15/2012 7:20:26 AM PDT · by ak267 · 52 replies
    Fox News and C4P ^ | 4/13/2012 | Sarah Palin
    Palin: Here’s the deal. There is that inherent link between energy and prosperity and energy and security. Oil prices affect everything in our lives, including even where we send our sons and daughters in war. Bottom line is we need to drill more here where God seems to have dumped a storehouse of safe energy supply right underfoot. Developing resources here grows our economy. It decreases trade imbalance. It creates hundreds of thousands of good paying jobs and it secures our union by eliminating dependence on dangerous foreign regimes, regimes that use energy as a weapon. Access to affordable energy...
  • Gas Prices On Catalina Island Pass $7 Mark

    04/08/2012 3:21:29 PM PDT · by no dems · 16 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | April 7, 2012 | CBS Los Angeles Staff
    AVALON, CATALINA ISLAND (CBS) — Catalina Island is known for many things… its picturesque scenery, seafood and hiking, to name a few. But what about high gas prices? For the past two weeks, gas prices on Catalina Island have been an average of $7 a gallon. Stacy Dizon, who works at the Santa Catalina Island Co.-owned gas station on Pebbly Road, tells CBSLA that a gallon of regular unleaded on Saturday is $7.03. (credit: Ivan Hernandez/Avalon Marine Dock) The gas station is one of two service stations catering to the island and nearby, Avalon. About 1.5 miles away, Ivan Hernandez...
  • Confirmed: Obama’s Policies Have Contributed to Record High Gas Prices

    03/31/2012 11:33:29 AM PDT · by forbushalltheway · 10 replies ^ | March 30, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    Irrational policy has consequences. Energy Tomorrow Blog explained how the president’s policies in oil and natural gas development have contributed to higher gas prices. This infographic shows how the administration’s oil policy has contributed to record high US gas prices. Administration Oil Strategy Contributes to Price Increases And you wonder why prices are rising? Energy Tomorrow added: As the graphic shows, the president basically is pursuing an off-oil policy: delaying or canceling development on federal areas onshore and offshore, proposing punitive tax increases on America’s energy producers, threatening new layers of unnecessary regulation and rejecting key components like the Keystone...
  • AP On Rising Gas Prices: Not Obama's Fault

    03/23/2012 3:55:02 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | March 23, 2012 | P.J. Gladnick
    We get it, Associated Press. We get it! Rising gasoline prices are NOT President Obama's fault. Or so you want us to believe. However, could you be just a little less blatant in pitching that line? As it is, your lack of subtlety in hammering home that message is embarrassing to read such as your latest example in which you mention that some people blame Obama along with a lot of other reasons but the only people you actually cite in the article are those who find him faultless in the price rise:
  • Oil everywhere and not a drop for U.S. motorists – will it undo Obama?

    03/21/2012 3:08:58 PM PDT · by landsbaum · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Despite his change of the U.S. economy into a hope-less version of Europe’s, President Barack Obama, the self-proclaimed fourth greatest president ever, could still be reelected. Go figure. That may say more about us than it does him. But despite economic woes, joblessness, so many people out of work for so long they quit looking, soaring debt and deficits and the looming threat of even worse on the horizon (ObamaCare), the likable but arrogant president could emerge victorious in November. Unless…
  • Report: Obama to Release Oil from Strategic Reserve

    03/15/2012 12:20:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush ^ | March 15, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Obama has just announced that the United States and Britain are going to release oil from their Strategic Reserves. I didn't even know that Cameron was up for reelection. I did not know that he was up for reelection. That's why Obama's doing this. This is going to have absolutely no impact whatsoever. It is a purely political move from the guy who says, "We can't drill. We can't drill fast enough, can't drill soon enough." What does that mean? If we can't drill what it means is putting more oil on the market isn't gonna matter...
  • Obama to David Cameron: Let’s tap our strategic oil reserves together

    03/15/2012 8:57:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Remember that Barack Obama insists that there are "no silver bullets" to fix the issue of high gas prices. So when British Prime Minister David Cameron visited Washington for high-level talks and the discussion turned to gas prices, what did Obama propose? According to Reuters, holy water and a garland of garlic: President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussed the possibility of releasing emergency oil reserves during a meeting on Wednesday, two sources familiar with the talks said, the first sign that Obama is starting to test global support for an effort to knock back near-record fuel...
  • Exclusive: U.S., Britain to agree emergency oil stocks release

    03/15/2012 8:56:46 AM PDT · by mojito · 88 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/2012 | Richard Mably
    Britain has decided to cooperate with the United States in a bilateral agreement to release strategic oil stocks, two British sources said, in an effort to prevent high fuel prices derailing economic growth in an election year. A formal request from the United States to the UK to join forces in a release of oil from government-controlled reserves is expected "shortly" following a meeting on Wednesday in Washington between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron, who discussed the issue, one source said. Britain would respond positively, the two sources said.
  • Chu Retracts Desire for Higher Gas Prices

    03/13/2012 2:45:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | March 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Steven Chu. Remember him, the energy secretary, "the Nobel prize-winning" energy secretary who appeared before a congressional committee and said that he wasn't interested in gasoline prices coming down? Instead, he's interested in getting us off of oil, which is not possible. It is not going to happen. There's nothing else to use. It won't happen. It's pie-in-the-sky dreaming. There's no way we can get off oil. And if this administration tries to take us off of oil we're going to be plunged into a recession, and we're gonna be moving backwards to the seventh century and...
  • Higher gas prices lift retail sales

    03/13/2012 8:26:29 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 15 replies
    cnn ^ | 3/13/2012 | By Chris Isidore
    Consumers were spending more in February, but a big part of the rise was caused by rising gas prices. Overall retail spending rose 1.1% in February compared to the month before, according to Tuesday's Commerce Department report. But spending at gas stations jumped 3.3% in the month, as gas prices rose almost continually throughout the period. Stripping out spending on gasoline prices, retail spending posted only a 0.8% rise in the period.
  • Chu renounces his desire for higher gas prices

    03/13/2012 10:31:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/13/12 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama's Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, renounced his previously-stated desire to see gas prices rise to match European levels in order to motivate alternative energy research, telling the Senate today that he wants gas prices to fall for the sake of the economy. "We have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe," Chu said in 2008. When reminded of that comment today during his congressional testimony, Chu backed away from that position. "I no longer share that view," Chu told Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, today.
  • Former Shell Oil President: We Won’t Have Enough to Fill Gas Tanks No Matter the Price

    03/13/2012 10:42:03 AM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    CNS News ^ | 3/13/12 | Melanie Hunter
    Former Shell Oil President John Hofmeister predicted that the U.S. won’t have enough oil to fill gas tanks whatever the price and that high gas prices could lead to another recession, because people won’t be able to buy things. The host of “Washington Journal” asked Hofmeister if he agreed with the head of ExxonMobil, Rex Tillerson, that the U.S. won’t see $5 a gallon gas and that the rhetoric over Iran is responsible for driving up gas prices temporarily. “There’s a lot of views out there, and I’ve been articulating a $5 price.
  • Chu: Uh, never mind on that European gas prices goal (Energy Sec. Flip flops after bad polls)

    03/13/2012 11:27:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/13/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Isn't it amazing what a couple of bad polls can produce? In 2008, then-incoming-Energy Secretary Steven Chu told the Wall Street Journal that American energy policy should be calibrated to drive the cost of gasoline to the same level as Europe in order to produce more demand for alternative energy production: Mr. Obama plans soon to introduce his energy and environment team, which will include Nobel Prize-winning physicist Steven Chu as energy secretary and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol Browner as White House energy adviser ... In a sign of one major internal difference, Mr. Chu has called for...
  • Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

    03/12/2012 10:34:48 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 10 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 3/11/2012 | Dan Balz and Jon Cohen,
    Disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give the president “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012 presidential campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll. Increasingly pessimistic views of Obama’s performance on the economy — and on the federal budget deficit — come despite a steadily brightening employment picture and other signs of economic improvement, and they highlight the political sensitivity of rising gas prices. The potential political con­sequences are clear, with the ­rising public disapproval reversing some of the...
  • Obama mocks reporter with lies- left wing press swallows it whole

    03/09/2012 10:01:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-09-12 | DrJohn
    It is an impressive thing to watch Barack Obama smile and lie through his teeth. It is another equally impressive thing to watch the left wing press zombies sit with their drool buckets, nodding their heads without question, thoroughly intimidated. Fox News reporter Ed Henry asked Obama "Your critics will say on Capitol Hill that you want gas prices to go higher, because you have said before that will wean the American people off fossil fuels onto renewable fuels. How do you respond to that?" And Obama responded: “Ed, just from a political perspective, do you think the President of...
  • Obama: What president facing reelection wants higher gas prices? (YOU! Because you have said so)

    03/06/2012 2:51:51 PM PST · by tobyhill · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | 3/6/2012 | staff
    President Obama pushed back against critics who suggests he wants gas prices to increase, saying he doesn't think anyone believes that would be the goal for a president seeking a second term. "Just from a political perspective, do you think the president of the United States going into reelection wants gas prices to go up higher? Is that -- is that -- is there anybody here who thinks that makes a lot of sense?" Obama asked rhetorically at a White House news conference.
  • Mitchell: Obama Could Be Blamed For Afghanistan, Gas Prices Though He Has 'So Little Control'

    02/27/2012 6:15:02 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It must be reassuring to President Obama to know that minions like Andrea Mitchell have his back. On Morning Joe today, "correspondent" Mitchell fretted that President Obama might be facing electoral challenges for rising gasoline prices and Afghanistan, despite the fact that these are "global events" over which Obama has "so little control." So unfair. I mean, Obama only being President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States. View the video here.
  • Democrats Eager to Exploit Anger Over Gas Prices (2006 Article- Dems are evil!)

    02/25/2012 5:25:38 PM PST · by Mark · 28 replies · 8+ views
    New York Slimes ^ | April 21, 2006 | MICHAEL JANOFSKY
    April 24, 2006 By MICHAEL JANOFSKY WASHINGTON, April 20 — Democrats running for Congress are moving quickly to use the most recent surge in oil and gasoline prices to bash Republicans over energy policy, and more broadly, the direction of the country. With oil prices hitting a high this week and prices at the pump topping $3 a gallon in many places, Amy Klobuchar, a Democratic Senate candidate in Minnesota, is making the issue the centerpiece of her campaign. Ms. Klobuchar says it "is one of the first things people bring up" at her campaign stops. To varying degrees, Democrats...
  • Democrats to Obama: Tap strategic oil reserve

    02/25/2012 5:03:50 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 129 replies · 1+ views
    Democrats to Obama: Tap strategic oil reserve By: Darren Goode February 25, 2012 06:26 PM EST Gasoline prices are on a dramatic rise, and everybody's got advice for the White House. No surprise, Republicans are reviving their "Drill, Baby Drill" catcalls from 2008, but liberals in Washington are getting nervous and asking President Barack Obama to tap into the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as a potential panacea for escalating gasoline prices. Picking up on the themes of a speech he gave Thursday at the University of Miami, Obama used his weekly radio address Saturday to remind Americans of his view that...
  • Obama: No Easy Answers to Lowering Pump Prices (Yes there is! Pipeline, Drill, New Refineries)

    02/25/2012 10:40:56 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    abc ^ | 2/25/2012 | ANNE GEARAN / Associated Press
    President Barack Obama says there is no easy answer to the problem of rising energy prices and he's dismissing Republican solutions as little more than gimmicks. "We know there's no silver bullet that will bring down gas prices or reduce our dependence on foreign oil overnight," Obama said Saturday in his weekly radio and Internet address. "But what we can do is get our priorities straight and make a sustained, serious effort to tackle this problem." Oil prices are approaching last year's highs as tensions increase over Iran's nuclear program. The rise pushed gasoline prices Friday to a national average...
  • Obama campaign now fundraising off of high gas prices by blaming … the Koch brothers

    02/25/2012 10:05:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies · 1+ views ^ | February 24, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Nothing new here. Remember, O’s very first campaign ad of the year was also aimed at the Kochs. Until the GOP chooses a nominee, the Emmanuel Goldstein brothers will have to do as the designated root of all political evil. Look at it from Obama’s perspective: What’s more likely to get a shrieking leftist to open his wallet, some perfunctory grumbling about Mitt “Meh” Romney or a dire new warning about just how far the Kochtopus’s tentacles extend? The title of the fundraising e-mail, no joke: “They’re obsessed.” In just about 24 hours, Mitt Romney is headed to a hotel...
  • Obama's Energy Plan -- Algae

    02/24/2012 7:44:48 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 68 replies
    Obama's Energy Plan -- Algae By Susan Jones February 24, 2012 ( - "The American people aren't stupid," President Obama said on Thursday -- as he insisted that drilling for more oil on U.S. territory is "not a strategy to solve our energy challenge." The president's solution? Algae, for one. There are no quick fixes to the nation's eneergy problem, the president said, dismissing Republican calls for more drilling as a "bumper sticker." "We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline and diesel and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance -- algae," the president said at...
  • Obama: Use 'algae' as substitute for oil

    02/23/2012 12:39:19 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 79 replies ^ | Feb. 23, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    President Obama admitted today that he does not have a "silver bullet" solution for skyrocketing gas prices, but he proposed alternative energy sources such as "a plant-like substance, algae" as a way of cutting dependence on oil by 17 percent. "We’re making new investments in the development of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel that’s actually made from a plant-like substance, algae -- you've got a bunch of algae out here," Obama said at the University of Miami today. "If we can figure out how to make energy out of that, we'll be doing alright. Believe it or not, we could...
  • And On The 14th Day W Bush Said "Let There Be Oil" And Then Gas Prices Sank

    02/24/2012 5:51:36 AM PST · by joeclarke · 25 replies · 1+ views
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 02/24/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    That was the 14th of July, 2008 when President George W. Bush wisely lifted the moratorium on oil drilling, thus sparking the precipitous drop in the price of gasoline from an average high of $4.12 per gallon to a cellar dwelling low of $1.60 by November of that year. Despite President Obama's promise of a newer, comprehensive energy plan, he has planned to do everything but open up drilling on the East Coast, West Coast, Gulf, and the Arctic. When President Obama bragged on "More energy production under his administration than the last ten years," recently, he also failed to...
  • Obama Defends His Energy Policy in Florida Speech, After Coming Under Attack for High Gas Prices

    02/23/2012 7:55:28 PM PST · by justiceseeker93 · 32 replies
    Yahoo via The Ticket ^ | Feb. 23, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    In a blistering election year attack on his political foes, President Barack Obama charged Thursday that Republicans are "licking their chops" over painfully high gas prices that threaten the fragile economic recovery. "Only in politics do people root for bad news and they greet bad news so enthusiastically," he said in a combative speech at the University of Miami. "You pay more, and they're licking their chops." The defiant rhetoric came after days in which the White House has worked to get off the defensive over high gasoline prices, insisting that Obama has done everything he can to bring those...
  • Obama To Address Gas Prices, Pitch Energy Policy

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is confronting Americans' anxiety over rising gasoline prices by drawing attention to his energy policies and taking credit for rising oil and gas production, a greater mix of energy sources and decreased consumption. Obama is heading to Florida on Thursday to promote an energy strategy that the administration says will reduce dependence on foreign oil in the long term. But Obama's pitch will also have a subtext: that the federal government can do little to halt the current rise in gasoline prices. Obama will speak at the University of Miami and tour the school's Industrial...
  • .....Obama goes on offense over high gasoline prices (It's your ball and chain now, baby!)

    02/23/2012 6:59:38 AM PST · by AngelesCrestHighway · 62 replies · 2+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 02/23/12 | Jeff Mason
    As Republican presidential candidates toss barbs at Barack Obama over expensive gasoline, the U.S. president and his team are going on the offensive with a strategy to divert blame and prepare voters for higher costs. In subtle and not so subtle ways, Obama, a Democrat, is raising the issue of high prices to promote his own policy priorities and blunt criticism from the men vying to unseat him in the November 6 election. His strategy is both politically- and policy-oriented. The president wants to advance his plans to increase renewable energy sources and reduce U.S. reliance on foreign oil.
  • Gasoline Prices Are Not Rising, the Dollar Is Falling

    02/23/2012 6:19:12 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Forbes ^ | 02/23/2012 | Louis Woodhill
    Panic is in the air as gasoline prices move above $4.00 per gallon. Politicians and pundits are rounding up the usual suspects, looking for someone or something to blame for this latest outrage to middle class family budgets. In a rare display of bipartisanship, President Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner are both wringing their hands over the prospect of seeing their newly extended Social Security tax cut gobbled up by rising gasoline costs. Unfortunately, the talking heads that are trying to explain the reasons for high oil prices are missing one tiny detail. Oil prices aren’t high...
  • Ready for higher gas prices? Guess who’s idea it was.

    02/22/2012 10:29:26 AM PST · by landsbaum · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Is gasoline getting too costly for you? Are you already cutting back on your trips to the store, to the theater, to grandma’s? What did you expect? Remember President Barack Obama’s energy secretary Steven Chu saying he wanted much higher gas prices – because it’s good for you? “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” Chu said in 2008. . .
  • Gas Prices Are Going Up No Matter What Happens In Iran

    02/22/2012 6:43:00 AM PST · by blam · 19 replies
    TBI ^ | 2-22-2012 | EconMatters
    Gas Prices Are Going Up No Matter What Happens In Iran EconMattersFebuary 22, 2012 Oil futures spiked more than 2% in one day to their highest level in nine months on Tuesday Feb. 21. WTI front month contract closed at $105.84, while Brent ended at $121.66 on ICE, primarily on investors fear of potential conflict over the escalating tensions between the US, Europe, Israel, and Iran. A second Greek bailout deal of €130bn (Ł110bn; $170bn) also helped to inject some optimism into the market (which would seem totally mis-placed as we may need to relive this Greek drama in two...
  • Who's to blame for high gasoline prices? ( Poll )

    05/27/2011 7:39:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | May 27, 2011
    OPEC . Oil companies . Refineries . Speculators . Drivers of gas-guzzling vehicles . The government .
  • Gasoline Prices: The biggest market rigger is government itself.

    05/09/2011 9:06:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The Journal Inquirer ^ | 05/08/2011 | Chris Powell
    As gasoline prices passed $4 per gallon in Connecticut, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Joseph D. Courtney joined President Obama in denouncing "speculators" and urging investigation of manipulation in the oil market. There are a few problems with this. First is that such investigations have been undertaken before, including investigations by Blumenthal himself during his 20 years as Connecticut's attorney general, and they never found anything more than the OPEC oil producer cartel's public but uneven efforts to support the oil price. Anti-competitive as its activity is, OPEC's formation a half century ago was only a defensive response to the...
  • Gas prices could cost Obama election? Really?

    04/25/2011 9:46:52 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 13 replies
    This ABC news story quotes House Speaker John Boehner saying that rising gasoline prices could cost President Obama his reelection. Izzat so? If so, I’m for $8 a gallon prices. The sooner the better. And I drive a Ford 150 that gulps gasoline. Now that’s a personal sacrifice for the greater good, eh?
  • Why you should love $5 gas (lib advice)

    04/19/2011 8:28:18 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 56 replies
    MSNBS ^ | 4/19/2011 | Lynn Mucken
    Stop grousing about the numbers on the pump. All of this could be good for you and good for America. As you pump 13 gallons into your Honda CR-V -- American's best-selling SUV and a thrifty 28 on the highway and 21 in town -- it's near impossible to view the $50 you're spending with a positive attitude. It's easy to label oil executives as pond scum, but try to remain open-minded. Think of the big picture: While that promised road trip to Disney World just went up in carbon monoxide, $5 gasoline may actually have an upside if it...
  • Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap (Compared to what the rest of the world pays)

    04/05/2011 12:45:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Good Environment ^ | 03/21/2011
    Inspired by Cord's thought-provoking post on the per gallon prices of various liquids, and by Sarah Palin's ill-informed Facebook rant on the "$4-Per-Gallon President," I decided to take a closer look at gasoline prices around the world. Mrs. Palin might be interested to learn, that the world already has quite a few $4-Per-Gallon Presidents. In fact, the world already has $6-Per-Gallon Parliaments, $7-Per-Gallon Prime Ministers, and $8-Per-Gallon Presidents! We've collected a broad sample of gas prices from throughout the industrialized Western world in the chart below. Important to note: this chart includes only official data from throughout the European Union...
  • Forget gas prices --- Focus on Sarah Palin

    01/17/2011 4:22:09 PM PST · by PJ-Comix · 10 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 17, 2011 | P.J. Gladnick
    Have you been angry about something this past week? "Progressives" would think that the general public was angry about something Sarah Palin said such as using the "blood libel" phrase which is often used to describe a whole host of unfair charges. However, there is something that is currently getting little play in the media that is truly infuriating the public...rising gasoline prices. The upward creep in prices seems to have increased its rate of climb in recent days. Gasoline prices that just a few weeks ago seemed outrageously high suddenly appear to be quite reasonable. Many of you have...
  • Who, How and Why: $140 Oil and $5 Gas

    01/13/2011 11:48:03 AM PST · by bananaman22 · 46 replies ^ | 13/01/2011 | Llewellyn King
    According to a loosely-organized apocalyptic Christian movement, May 21, 2011 will be the "end of days." On or about that same date, the price of oil in the United States will begin to climb to $4 a gallon, according to two savants of the oil industry. The former is highly unlikely but the latter is very probable. The escalation in the price of oil is predicted by the legendary oil man T. Boone Pickens, known for his financial acuity as well as his oil expertise, and John Hofmeister, who retired as president of Shell Oil Company, to sound the alarm...
  • Exxon: It's Not Demand That's Driving Oil Prices Up--It's The Dollar

    06/17/2009 3:33:18 PM PDT · by FromLori · 37 replies · 1,070+ views
    "Demand has not picked up," says CEO Rex Tillerson. Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson says a weakened dollar, not an increase in demand is the reason for the sharp run up in the price of oil. “When you look at just fundamentals, there’s not a lot to support the kind of price movement we have seen, let’s say, in the last six weeks,” Tillerson, head of the world’s biggest oil company, said after a speech today at a gas conference in Groningen, Netherlands. Concerns about a weakening dollar and inflation had led some investors to bet on an economic recovery and...
  • Gas Temperature Map

    10/13/2008 10:20:52 AM PDT · by Sparky1776 · 19 replies · 516+ views ^ | 10/13/2008 | Gas Buddy
    Gasoline prices continue to fall, will it last until election day?
  • Enough Already -- the US Needs to Drill Offshore

    07/16/2008 8:37:19 AM PDT · by janereinheimer · 44 replies · 129+ views ^ | July 16, 2008 | Jane Reinheimer
    The domed ones on Capitol Hill have insisted that loosening up on those bans to drill offshore wouldn't make any difference for years and years and years. So how come the price of crude (futures) went down $10 the very day that Bush signed an executive order repealing the ban that his father had put in place when he was in the White House. Just imagine what the price of crude would fall to if congress did its part in repealing the ban that they put into place to appease the environmentalists! And further, I heard somewhere yesterday that the...
  • Drill Here. Drill Now. Pay Less (A Real Change Campaign To Lower Your Gas Prices

    06/14/2008 2:38:09 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 28 replies · 122+ views
    American Solutions ^ | 2008 | Newt Gingrich
    As gas prices continue to increase, Congress continues to blame others while ignoring practical steps to stop the pain Americans are feeling at the pump. To lower gasoline prices and reduce our dependence on foreign oil, we need real solutions to our energy challenges. Sign the Petition Now! E-mail 10 friends to sign the petition. Download Petition & Collect Signatures...
  • Dems Happy When Gas Prices Soar: High Fuel Costs Mean Better Chance For Donkey Party In November

    06/13/2008 3:11:20 PM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 12 replies · 34+ views ^ | June 13, 2008 | Daniel T. Zanoza Commentary We all remember stories about the Teflon Don (John Gotti). But when it comes to the ever-growing cost of gasoline, the new phrase in the political world should be the Teflon Dems. Let there be no mistake. A vast majority of those within the Democratic Party see no downside to the fact the price of oil seems to reach a new high every day. In fact, the more Americans pay for a gallon of gasoline, the bigger the smile on the faces of Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid. As long as George Bush is in the...
  • Democrats: Outed on Oil

    06/04/2008 8:21:46 AM PDT · by Wendolyn128 · 27 replies · 56+ views
    Human Events ^ | June 4, 2008 | Wendy Schibener
    Democrats are obsessed with the idea of laying the blame of record high gasoline prices on someone – George Bush, OPEC or anyone who doesn’t ride a bicycle to work. But maybe Dems should look in a mirror. The Democrats voted four times in the past year against money-saving, domestic oil production plans – plans that lower the price at the pump and return billions of dollars to the pockets of Americans. In a letter to President Bush on May 12th, Democratic leaders said, “unfortunately, despite recent entreaties by you and Vice President Cheney, OPEC has voted three times in...
  • Krugman Blames American Aversion to City Living on Racism

    05/19/2008 3:54:32 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 73 replies · 150+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Paul Krugman is over in Berlin, and—surprise!—concludes that Europeans have things better figured out than we benighted Americans do. The gist of his Stranded in Suburbia in today's NY Times is that dense cities like Berlin, which offer good public transportation, are the solution to the high gasoline prices we are seemingly stuck with. Krugman contrasts Berlin and Atlanta: "Greater Atlanta has roughly the same population as Greater Berlin — but Berlin is a city of trains, buses and bikes, while Atlanta is a city of cars, cars and cars." So why don't more Americans choose to live in big...