Speculators trade in oil (and gasoline) futures and are mostly responsible for the recent runup in pump prices. Sure, worldwide demand and regional geo-political conflicts modestly affect the pricing. However, radical environmentalists have tied our hands. They've ruined everything with their green movements. MMGW, overpopulation, sustainable BS policies, etc...
Renewable energy initiatives ? It goes on and on. 40 years or more of it have castrated the ability of a once great nation to be self dependent. If it would all just magically go away tomorrow and our coastlines were opened to offshore drilling and nukeplants had some redtape removed, things would get better quickly.
If people really wanted to buy electric cars the chevy volt would be selling.
It's not. But the gov central planners still want to force this crap down our throats. Just like all good little commies. Face it, we did it to ourselves by allowing the environmental movement to feed us our own balls.
You live in a fantasy world, my friend. The days of cheap oil are over. It does not matter more than the slightest bit if we drill everywhere we could. THERE IS NOT ENOUGH OIL THERE!!!!!!! and MOST OF IT WOULD GO TO OTHER COUNTRIES ANYWAY!!!!!!!! And what happens when we use up that oil? Huh, genius? Tell us what we are going to do when ALL the oil is gone. Tell us now and be serious. How are we going to make plastic - not just plastic, practically everything?
No, you just want cheap gas now
. Sorry but you are just plain stupid...and very selfish.
Goddamn. Do some friggin' research.
Nuke Gingrich is full of shite up to his eyeballs when he says he can drop the price of gas to $2.50. Only saps buy into that.
If it weren't for environmentalists our health costs would be much higher than they already are, and they are already about twice what they are in socialist Europe! Plus, salmon runs would have been depleted even sooner, redwoods would be essentially gone, etc., etc. The list is long.
Are you an Okie from Muskogee?
Or just a Texan?