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The Reasons Behind California's High Gas Prices

The Reasons Behind California's High Gas Prices

Oct 09, 2012 at 17:25 | Robert Rapier

I am getting numerous questions about the situation with California’s surging gasoline prices. Therefore, I want to take some time to explain what makes California’s gasoline situation unique.The…

Friday's Gas Price Spike in California

Friday's Gas Price Spike in California

Oct 08, 2012 at 17:39 | James Hamilton

Gasoline prices in California are usually 30-40 cents a gallon higher than the rest of the country. About 20 cents of that is due to higher gasoline taxes in…

The World is Suffering from High-Priced Fuel Syndrome

The World is Suffering from High-Priced Fuel Syndrome

Oct 01, 2012 at 17:20 | Gail Tverberg

Governments and economists around the world have not figured out that what the world economy is suffering from, to varying degrees, is “high-priced fuel syndrome“.High-priced fuel syndrome has…

The Diminishing Effects of Gas Price Spikes on the Economy

The Diminishing Effects of Gas Price Spikes on the Economy

Sep 20, 2012 at 17:35 | James Hamilton

As U.S. retail gasoline prices once again near $4.00 a gallon, does this pose a threat to the economy and President Obama's prospects for re-election? My answer is no.

Why North American Gas Prices Are So High

Why North American Gas Prices Are So High

Sep 19, 2012 at 16:54 | Keith Schaefer

Driving gasoline is 50% higher today than in 2008 – relative to the price of oil. In other words, gas prices are nearly what they were in 2008...…

The Truth About Gasoline Price Volatility

The Truth About Gasoline Price Volatility

Aug 23, 2012 at 14:53 | Gary Hunt

Nothing infuriates Americans more than volatile, spiking gasoline prices.  Often the causes given for gasoline price hikes seem contrived.  Iran and Israel trade harsh words in press reports and before…

U.S. Midwest hit by Perfect Gasoline Storm

U.S. Midwest hit by Perfect Gasoline Storm

Aug 06, 2012 at 17:24 | Daniel J. Graeber

Retail gasoline prices in the U.S. Midwest were as much as 50 cents higher than in the rest of the country. By Monday, the price of a gallon of regular…

EIA: Retail Gasoline Prices to Slip in 2013

EIA: Retail Gasoline Prices to Slip in 2013

Jul 12, 2012 at 17:39 | Daniel J. Graeber

U.S. retail gasoline prices should drop below the July average by 2013 amid depressed consumer demand and continuing declines in crude oil prices. U.S. lawmakers were in panic mode when…

U.S. Arrogance Triples Fuel Prices for Troops in Afghanistan

U.S. Arrogance Triples Fuel Prices for Troops in Afghanistan

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:51 | John Daly

Most days, writing about energy issues is less interesting than watching paint dry, as a mind-numbing procession of barrels per day, investment infrastructure costs and bilateral memos of understanding make…

Why Are Gasoline Prices Falling?

Why Are Gasoline Prices Falling?

Jun 25, 2012 at 17:17 | James Hamilton

West Texas Intermediate crude oil, which had been selling for $105 a barrel at the end of March, fell to $80 a barrel last week, while Brent has come from…

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