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Will Forecast of Rising Gas Price Affect Presidential Race?

exblackbird Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 11:15 AM
obama is already screwed over the price of gasoline since it has DOUBLED since he took office. a forecast of higher prices = MORE FUEL TO THE FIRE............... and obama's ouster in november.
goper Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 11:26 AM
The United States has plenty of oil and we should not have to import it from the Middle East. Unfortunately, Barack Obama has an absolutely nightmarish energy policy. Under Bill Clinton, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 58 percent. Under George W. Bush, the number of drilling permits approved rose by 116 percent. Under Barack Obama, the number of drilling permits approved decreased by 36 percent.

The Drudge Report is cheekily labeling an article about the outrageous gas prices and gas shortage in Southern California the "October Surprise." While it's unlikely even $4-$5 (and up) a gallon gas prices will turn Californians into Romney fans, CNBC is reporting that gas prices are likely to keep rising in October:

"It will only take another refinery issue and a bit more of geopolitical noise to have the first U.S. election at a US average gasoline price of $4 a gallon," says energy analyst Olivier Jakob of Petromatrix

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