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Will Forecast of Rising Gas Price Affect Presidential Race?

goper Wrote: Oct 06, 2012 12:13 PM
Check the price rise of a barrel from OPEC who wanted to hit the Repubs image before the election and notice how swiftly it came down after the election; in Jan. of 2009, with Owebummer taking over it was $1.84, and HE brought it up because HE decreased the number of drilling permit approvals 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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