Expect the Perennial 'Energy Trader' Scapegoat
With gasoline prices slated to reach an all-time high in 2013, we can expect President Obama to make another pledge to crack down on nefarious energy traders who are driving up prices of oil and gasoline. After all, he made that …
Hey, Whatever Happened to the $500 Checks for Gas Obama Promised?
Oh, by the way, gas prices are averaging $3.70 per gallon again, which is what we were paying in May. That’s up thirty-five cents per gallon since July 1.
Hey, remember this unrealistic promise from the Obama campaign back in 2008?
Obama Announces New 'Oil-Market Manipulator' Hunt Four Years Straight
President Obama’s big initiative for the day is yet another pledge to crack down on nefarious energy traders who are driving up prices of oil and gasoline.
Under pressure to take action on rising gasoline prices, President Barack …
Quicker Oil and Natural Gas Developments... Next Year. Maybe.
National average gas price today: $3.90 per gallon.
Last week, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar conducted a tour of booming oil production facilities in North Dakota and announced that his department would finally move its permitting process online, a move …
Gas Up Twenty Cents Per Gallon in Past Month
National average gas price this morning: $3.88 per gallon. One month ago: $3.68.
In that light, this poll result isn’t that surprising: “More than two in three Americans disapprove of how President Barack Obama is dealing with soaring gas prices, but …
Remember, ‘I Won’t Have to Worry About Putting Gas in My Car'?
The first Morning Jolt of the week examines Rick Santorum’s big win in Louisiana’s Republican primary, how to change a “Righteous Mind,” and then this trip down memory lane…
That Infamous 2008 Quote: ‘I Won’t Have …
Salazar Lied About Oil Production on Federal Lands
Yesterday I pointed out that the production of fossil fuels on federal lands is down from fiscal 2010 to fiscal 2011 (October 1, 2009, to September 30, 2010, compared to October 1, 2010, to September 30, 2011).
This is significant because the administration is . . . well, lying. Not long ago, Interior …
Fracking: The Wedge Issue of 2012?
The Pew Research Center reports that support for offshore oil drilling is back up to the levels seen before the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, but the more politically significant point might be in their findings on public attitudes towards the …
The President of the Flat Rhetoric Society
The final Morning Jolt of what feels like a very long week features trouble for Sen. Dick Lugar, a much-needed lighter note inspired from a galaxy far, far, away, and then this bit of presidential campaigning on the taxpayer’s …
Adjusted for Inflation, Gas Prices Look Even Worse
The front page of today’s Washington Post declares in the lower right-hand corner: “On gas prices, voters blame Obama; experts disagree.”
Strangely, I don’t remember a variation of that headline in 2008 when George W. Bush was president.
Trading a Sales Tax Hike for Eliminating the Gas Tax?
The midweek edition of the Morning Jolt offers a look at the ambitions of Stanley McChrystal, the predictable pattern of Obama meetings with foreign leaders like this week’s one with Karzai, a strange entertainment event at the White House, …
Gas Price Recovery Summer!
Earlier this year, gas prices looked like they would skyrocket and become a big issue in the presidential election… and then they dipped some, and they disappeared from the headlines… and now… back up again:
Gasoline prices are up sharply …
Great News! We May Pay Only $4 Per Gallon This Summer!
Great news, America! This summer, the average cost of a gallon of gasoline might be only $3.70 to $4.01 per gallon!
Don’t you feel relieved? Aren’t you sighing with reassurance, knowing that the cost of shipping every item you buy …
After Long Delays, Obama Takes Tiny Steps Toward New Drilling
Credit where it is due: President Obama’s Interior Department has taken a tiny step toward exploration for oil and natural gas off the coast of the Eastern seaboard from Delaware to Florida:
For the Atlantic, the administration released a …
Surprise! Domestic Production Can Lower Gas Prices After All.
The good folks at the Independent Petroleum Association of America — a trade group representing represents more than 6,000 independent oil and natural gas producers and service and supply companies across the U.S. – have put forth a new report …
Obama's 'All-of-the-Above' Energy Plan Rejects Many Options
USA Today: “As public angst grows over gas prices, President Obama hits the road today in hopes of reinvigorating his argument that the USA must embrace a broad strategy to reduce the nation’s dependence on foreign oil.The two-day …
Energy Production on Federal Lands Declining Under Obama
Darn that Energy Information Administration. They keep putting out data that conflicts with Obama’s boasts.
The latest EIA report:
Production and sales of fossil fuels from Federal and Indian lands can be influenced by a variety of factors, including, …
A Discordant Tune From the 'Gas Hike Trio'
The first Morning Jolt of the week features the outlook for the New York GOP Senate primary against Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a not-so-surprising result in the Puerto Rico GOP presidential primary, and then . . .
I Prefer the Kingston Trio to the &…
Obama to Cameron: Let's Use Our Emergency Oil Reserves!
Not long ago, Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal laid out how President Obama had put placating his environmental allies ahead of developing America’s domestic energy resources, particularly in terms of oil — both in the pages of the Wall Street …
ABC/WashPost Poll: Unstoppable Incumbent Now Trails Romney Again
Good morning, Mr. President!
Disapproval of President Obama’s handling of the economy is heading higher — alongside gasoline prices — as a record number of Americans now give the president “strongly” negative reviews on the 2012 presidential …