Statements about Gas Prices
Says Obama policies contributed to gas prices rising from $1.89 in January 2009 to $3.51 today.
A recent study of a proposed cap-and-trade policy’s effect on Wisconsin consumers showed it could "raise gasoline prices by 141 percent and electricity rates by 171 percent" by 2030.
"There are more oil rigs in operation in the United States than the rest of the world combined."
"When Congressman Langevin took office, gas was around $1.70 per gallon, and now it is near $4 per gallon."
The price of gasoline was at $1.85 a gallon when President Barack Obama took office and has since nearly doubled because of his policies
The United States can immediately tap a domestic energy resource of "more than 1.5 trillion barrels of oil, six times more than Saudi Arabia."
"The failed economic policies" of President Barack Obama, the Democrats and the Federal Reserve "are making gas prices higher while America’s economy is running on fumes."
Gas prices have gone up 99 percent since Obama became president, "the highest gas price increase since Carter."
At the same time gas prices have increased, "the share of the oil market controlled by speculators has more than doubled over the past 10 years."
In the past three years, "we've added enough new oil and gas pipeline to circle the Earth and then some."
Gas prices have doubled because "Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska. He gave millions of tax dollars to Solyndra, which then went bankrupt. And he blocked the Keystone pipeline. So we will all pay more at the pump."
Says President Obama's decision to not issue a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline meant "we were denied the ability immediately to reduce prices at the pump."
"In April 1997, there was a ‘gas out’ conducted nationwide in protest of gas prices. Gasoline prices dropped 30 cents a gallon overnight."
President Obama's refusal to grant permits for offshore drilling is one reason gasoline prices are soaring.
"Obama opposed exploring for energy in Alaska."
Says Mitt Romney said "we are going to have to live with high gas prices, it's a good thing because it will reduce consumption, we don't want to produce any more gasoline."
Says gas costs $4.50 a gallon.
Obama's secretary of energy, Dr. Steven Chu, "has said publicly he wants us to pay European levels (for gasoline), and that would be $9 or $10 a gallon."
Says Barack Obama "promised" gasoline at $2.50 a gallon.
"Today gasoline hit $6 a gallon in Florida."
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