Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas

There are 3 comments on the Star-Telegram.com story from Mar 22, 2012, titled Unhappy public not sure who to blame for high gas. In it, Star-Telegram.com reports that:

Families canceling vacations. Fishermen watching their profits burn up along with their boats' gasoline.

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Since: Mar 09

The Left Coast

#1 Mar 23, 2012
Well at least we know the leader of the country had nothing to do with it.
Don

Sioux Falls, SD

#2 May 14, 2012
Starting with the greed of the oil companies might be a good starting point.
not quite

Albuquerque, NM

#3 May 14, 2012
Don wrote:
Starting with the greed of the oil companies might be a good starting point.
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They don't set the prices, the big producers 'arabs' set production levels that drive availability up or down to control prices. The commodity market speculators buy options based on what the arabs are doing or thought to be doing. Thats why every time an arab farts in the wind the oil prices fluctuate. The US and State gubbmints do share a stake in the refined gasoline by taxing the living crud out of it driving the retail cost up by about a buck a gallon. The gubbmint could give immediate relief with a gas tax moratorium, but don't wait up wishing for that to happen.

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