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Are Speculators to Blame for High Gasoline Prices?

Take the oil we drill for here off the Stock Market. That could lower prices at the pump. Refine, keep, and use our oil products here. Export any excess if there is any.

Given a two-day plunge in crude futures, gasoline prices may have hit a temporary peak.

Nonetheless, consumers feel the pinch as pump prices have risen 34 straight days. For only the fifth time in history Gas prices topped $4 a gallon in District of Columbia.

Nationwide, the price of a gallon of regular gasoline climbed to $3.78 a gallon, up 47 cents in the past month, the AAA said.

In parts of California, Gasoline Prices...