Gas Prices

My first post C&L ever linked to was a May 2007 Op/Ed on how oil companies appeared to be shutting down refineries "for maintenance" to deliberately (IMHO) drive up gas prices the same way Enron drove up electricity prices in California in Read more...
CBS: Gas prices have retreated and that's a good thing...sort of. The average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.38, according to AAA, down from a high of $3.93 in April. That's odd. I seem to remember the "record" gas prices being the Read more...
June 4, 1954 - A Hint Of Things To Come.
News for June 4, 1954. Tragedy aboard USS Bennington, 102 killed in blast. Sec. of Commerce admits "we're in a Recession". 16 cities added to list of Distressed Communities, already at 123. Gen. James van Fleet does not think U.S. needs to send troops to South East Asia. Sec. of State Dulles joins list of officials saying U.S. involvement in Indo-China is imminent. Gas prices purposely kept up. Solar Panels are introduced. Army-McCarthy Hearings continue with more noise than progress. Read more...
Liberal commentator Keith Olbermann on Sunday suggested that the price of gas had been artificially manipulated since President Barack Obama took office to hurt his chances at re-election. In an appearance on ABC, Olbermann noted he had become Read more...
The Republican Party decided to bring out the author of the controversial Blunt Amendment, that thankfully was killed in the Senate last month, which would have allowed employers to deny coverage of health services to their employees on the basis of Read more...

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The Obama administration is considering the release of oil from the U.S. strategic reserves, and Little Paul Ryan was of course dismissive of the idea on This Week with George Stephanopoulos today: Rep. Paul Ryan said this morning on “This Read more...
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was asked by CNN's Candy Crowley about whether or not their attempt to blame President Obama for rising gas prices was going to be successful, given recent polling showing that Americans primarily blamed the Read more...
It's so nice to see Republicans shilling for big oil and insisting that trying to move to other forms of energy is "ridiculous" but that's what we got from the head of the RNC, Reince Priebus, on Face the Nation this Sunday. And of course Priebus Read more...
While I agree with Haley Barbour that for the United States to have a real recovery from this recession, we're going to need to see better jobs numbers and economic growth than we're seeing now, he seems to be suffering from a bout of George W. Bush Read more...
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday said that there was "no question" President Barack Obama had a plan to raise gas prices when he took office. "When he ran for office, he said he wanted to see gas prices go up," the Read more...