Statements about Gas Prices

The cost of a gas tank fill-up has risen $30 since Barack Obama became president.  

"Studies show that if we opened one reserve in Alaska now, in five years, gas prices could be at $2 a gallon."

Florida's economy "became a bad economy ... because of a huge spike in oil prices in the summer of 2008."

"The day President Obama took office, gasoline was $1.79 a gallon."

Oil companies are able to sell oil that costs no more to produce today than it did one year ago.

"Without ethanol, gas prices would be at least 15% higher. With gas at four bucks, that means you’re saving 12 bucks on a 20 gallon fill up."

"Gas prices have gone up $2 since Obama took office."

"Due to a flaw in the 1995 Outer Continental Shelf Deep Water Royalty Relief Act numerous oil companies are now drilling in the Gulf of Mexico in federal lands and paying no royalties to the federal government."

"Since President Obama took office, gas prices have gone up 67 percent."

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