No thank-yous for lower gas?

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Oil prices dropped below $88 a barrel recently. Gasoline prices have been dropping every day this month, no problem. Earlier this year when oil prices were going up, and fuel prices rose as well, President Obama was blamed by editorialists and many letter writers nationwide.

Since prices are lowering, can we give President Obama a small golf clap for this fact, especially in light of the recent Memorial Day weekend, which was one of the most traveled days in America?

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copperhead
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copperhead 06/10/12 - 01:14 am
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If you will admit that

If you will admit that hussein had a hand in RAISING gas prices,i'll give him a golf clap for bringing(allowing)the price down.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 06/10/12 - 06:12 am
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This overall trend in crude

This overall trend in crude oil prices has been going up for the last few years. There have been a few unsustained price reductions, but we're still sitting at $ 55 over the 5 yr low of $ 39.15 per barrell. Which of President Obama's energy policies should get credit? Reduced drilling on federal land? Blocking the pipeline? EPA regulations that hinder the establishment of new or refurbishment of existing refineries?

Retired Army
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Retired Army 06/10/12 - 07:21 am
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Anyone of our regular

Anyone of our regular participants can go to past poster comments and see their comments on the price of gas and predictions for the future under our Presidents tenure.

Wow! $3.01 gas really does hurt their perspective and change their tune about who's fault/credit it is. Big word here, disingenuous, or if you prefer hypocritical.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 06/10/12 - 08:09 am
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Gas prices

The president, regardless of which party affiliation, has little to do with short term gas prices. This is a world economy that we live in and prices are governed by demand vs supply all over the world. Energy policies of the administration will certainly have some effect on a long term basis but there is little that can be done to effect daily prices.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 06/10/12 - 08:38 am
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Yes, please take up RA's

Yes, please take up RA's challenge and look up my consistent comments on oil and gas prices, and the President. Then take a look at RA's habit of calling folks who disagree with his desire for Nationalized Health Care anti-Christian. Hypocritical indeed.

Lee Benedict
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Lee Benedict 06/10/12 - 08:51 am
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The day Soetoro took office,

The day Soetoro took office, a gallon of gasoline in Augusta averaged $1.66. When the price returns to $1.66 and THEN begins to drop, we can talk.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 06/10/12 - 09:03 am
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CD, Of course the President

CD, Of course the President doesn't have a direct impact on daily prices. The policies of a President's administration does have an overall impact on domestic exploration, production and refining. Combined and incorporated into the world market, they either work to add to or reduce crude oil and pump prices. When an administration enacts policy that works to negatively impact everything within their control, the overall impact will be negative. Within the US, refining capacity is maxed out. That indirectly put our President in the loop for prices at the pump.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 06/10/12 - 09:50 am
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DESERTCAT

I think that we are on the same page in the song book. We just expressed out thoughts a little differently

desertcat6
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desertcat6 06/10/12 - 10:30 am
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Perhaps, but the general lack

Perhaps, but the general lack of knowledge concerning oil and gas production and refining is amazing. Way too many people relying on talking points and positions rather than facts and knowledge of the industry.

impossible
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impossible 06/10/12 - 10:32 am
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Hey Retired, please be

Unpublished

Hey Retired, please be consistent and blame the current downward trend in pump prices on Bush.

Carleton Duvall
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Carleton Duvall 06/10/12 - 11:02 am
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Desertcat

Why don't you educate us. I will be the fiirst to admit that I know nothing about the oil and gas industry. I do, however, know a little about supply and demand.

desertcat6
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desertcat6 06/10/12 - 11:35 am
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I will try to find you a

I will try to find you a couple of good references to guide you, and I posted some on the topic eariler this year. Motor neuron disease is a real hinderence when it comes to long complicated responses. Stand by.

KSL
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KSL 06/12/12 - 08:45 pm
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ALS???

ALS???

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