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Funny, huh: Gasoline Prices Down in Battleground States

ckbro Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 8:42 AM
You can't deny the correlation of the data, but this simple country boy is having trouble seeing how the government is manipulating the wholesale price. Educate me . Seriously.
Gary23 Wrote: Oct 31, 2012 7:42 PM
BO called the CEO's of the oil companies into a meeting several months ago. Probably told them to lower prices until after he is re-elected. Then the SKY IS THE LIMIT!!!!!
Watch him claim to have gotten the companies to lower the price.

Six months ago, we used Google's Fusion Tables to create interactive heat maps to visualize the actual price of a gallon of gasoline across the United States. We're updating that exercise today:

Average Price of a Gallon of Gasoline at the Pump

Our first chart visualizes the average price that consumers are paying per gallon of gasoline at the pump when they fill up their vehicle's gas tanks, as of when we sampled it on 21 October 2012 as recorded by GasBuddy: