Friday, April 13, 2012

April 12, 2012 12:21 pm ET

Both mainstream and conservative media outlets have responded to the recent spike in gasoline prices by circulating talking points rooted in politics rather than facts. As a whole, these claims reflect the misconception, perpetuated by the news media, that changes in U.S. energy policy are a major driver of oil and gasoline prices.   READ MORE

What would "drill baby drill" mean for gasoline prices?
Would the Keystone XL pipeline affect gasoline prices?
Is monetary policy to blame for the recent price spike?
How do U.S. fuel taxes compare to other nations?
Could we shift to a single national gasoline blend?
Why did oil and gasoline prices fall sharply in late 2008?
If we end tax breaks for oil companies, would gasoline prices change?
Do oil companies receive the same tax breaks as other companies?
How does current U.S. oil production compare to previous years?
How much oil is coming from federal lands relative to previous years?
How have U.S. petroleum imports changed in recent years?
Is the U.S. sitting on over a trillion barrels of oil?
What would "energy independence" mean for gasoline prices?

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