One thing to keep in mind is the Democrats won control of both Congress and Senate in 2006 November elections. Since then they have fought and won not releasing any oil reserves we had and still have in the U.S. The price of oil will never come down unless we start tapping into the billions upon billions of barrels oil we have right here in areas of the country. We also need to dismantle the Dept of energy which formed by Carter which supposed to ween this country of the need of foreign oil.
20+ years later our percentage of dependence of foreign oil went from 30% then up to over 70% today.