Posts Tagged ‘Gas’

…in California.

Just what I need. Higher gas prices. This shit is out of control.

Refinery problems send California gas prices skyrocketing

By Gary Richards

When Errol Emrich drove by a Shell station in his San Jose neighborhood last weekend, regular gas was selling for $4.05 a gallon.

On Monday, it was $4.15. On Tuesday, $4.25. And this weekend? Analysts say it could reach a whopping $4.40.

Problems at California refineries have slashed supplies across the state, cutting fuel production and raising wholesale prices — the price stations pay for their gasoline — by as much as 73 cents, to levels not seen since 2007.

And that almost certainly will boost prices at the pump again soon.

“California gasoline prices may surge in the next five days, perhaps to levels higher than February’s $4.33-a-gallon average,” said Patrick DeHaan, an analyst with “It is within the realm of possibility that average prices reach near $4.40 or even higher if the situation worsens.”

Bloomberg News reported that Exxon Mobil’s 150,000-barrel-a-day Torrance refinery lost power Monday and may suffer production problems for another week.


Excellent ad attacking Obama on his energy lies.
If I were Romney, I’d hit him every chance I had on this issue along with all the lies and obfuscation that he and his administration have perpetrated on the American people.

Stolen from Ace.

Gas prices are having an affect. I don’t see gas prices dropping to the levels that they were when the SCOAMF took office, so this is in play for the general election. His illegal use of the military in Libya, his blatant disregard for the Constitution, among numerous other issues, will likely sink him in the general. Most folks aren’t paying attention to what they should pay attention to in regards to Obama, but the gas prices are not something that he can hide. It’s out there every day, day in, day out, and people need to put gas in their cars, and it hurts, more and more. He will pay for that one.

Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy, bring parity to race for White House

By Dan Balz and Jon Cohen, Published: March 11

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 campaign’s most important issue, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Increasingly pessimistic views of Obama’s performance on the economy — and on the federal budget deficit — come despite a steadily brightening employment picture and other signs of economic improvement, and they highlight the political sensitivity of rising gas prices.

via Gas prices sink Obama’s ratings on economy; bring parity to race for White House – The Washington Post.

All of the above. ‘Nuf said...

Via Hot Air:

All of the above energy. The GOP response

This weekend, the chairman of the House Natural Resources Committee, Doc Hastings (R-WA) provided the weekly Republican address to the nation. The topic, lest we forget about one of the most pressing issues of the day, is the real “all of the above” energy policy America needs. (Significantly different from what Barack Obama is delivering thus far.) Below is the video and transcript of the remarks. Not only should you listen, but we should make sure that both the President and the rest of Congress tunes in.

via All of the above energy. The GOP response « Hot Air.

Thanks. Just fucking thanks. The economy sucks. Everything, and I mean EVERYTHING is more expensive now because of the price of gas. The SCOAMF and his minions don’t want to solve our energy problems, they want to make it worse so they can push their debunked global warming agenda.

In the mean time, all Americans suffer.

Fire this piece of shit now. If Obama is reelected in November, this country will not recover from his policies.

Energy Secretary Chu Admits Administration OK with High Gas Prices

COMMENTARY | President Barack Obama’s Secretary of Energy Stephen Chu uttered the kind of Washington gaffe that consists of telling the truth when inconvenient. According to Politico, Chu admitted to a House committee that the administration is not interested in lowering gas prices.

Chu, along with the Obama administration, regards the spike in gas prices as a feature rather than a bug. High gas prices provide an incentive for alternate energy technology, a priority for the White House, and a decrease in reliance on oil for energy.

The Heritage Foundation points out that hammering the American consumer with high gas prices to make electric and hybrid cars more appealing is consistent with Obama administration policy and Chu’s philosophy. That explains the refusal to allow the building of the Keystone XL pipeline and to allow drilling in wide areas of the U.S. and offshore areas.

via Energy Secretary Chu Admits Administration OK with High Gas Prices – Yahoo! News.

In related news:

Obama’s Gas Line
By Ralph R. Reiland

Alas for him, the hikes in gasoline prices are eclipsing his vaunted payroll tax cut.

The Washington politicians were in full self-congratulatory form recently when the Republicans and Democrats in Congress finally displayed a moment of bipartisanship and passed the payroll tax cut extension that keeps in place the two percentage point cut in the tax that funds Social Security.

It’s probably the dumbest tax to cut, given that Social Security ran $100 billion in the hole over just the past two years and the official projection from the Social Security and Medicare boards of trustees shows an ever-rising level of red ink: “After 2014, cash deficits are expected to grow rapidly as the number of beneficiaries continues to grow at a substantially faster rate than the number of covered workers.”


They wanted this to happen. Now, they aren’t going to do shit about it, no matter how much hemmin’ and hawin’ we do.

Sure would be nice if we had a media that actually did its fucking job and pounced all over the SCOAMF, kind of like they did for Bush, but I digress. I put gas in my car at $4.19 a gallon yesterday. It was $3.89 on the 24th, just one week it’s up $0.20. Half of that was in the last two days.

Now SCOAMF has an energy team from hell.

Obama’s ‘Extreme Team’ On Energy

One of them wanted to see Americans paying $8 a gallon for gasoline. Another tried to block access to domestic oil reserves that could one day exceed those in Saudi Arabia. Another thinks global warming is a dire crisis justifying a massive crackdown on energy — decades after saying the same thing about global cooling. Yet another had a position in the one of the world’s top socialist organizations.

Meet the Obama administration’s energy team.

Forget everything you’ve heard about the president’s moderate picks on the economy, national security and other issues. When it comes to energy policy and related environmental concerns, this group is off-the-charts extreme. Too bad the issue will be a critical one over the next few years.

Consider Obama’s choice for energy secretary, Nobel prize-winning physicist Steven Chu. “Somehow we have to figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe,” The Wall Street Journal quoted him as saying last September. In most Western European nations, gas taxes alone come to around $4 a gallon and are designed to make the pump price so high that people are forced to drive a lot less. At the time of Chu’s comment, the “levels in Europe” were near $8 a gallon.

Got this from KICKIN’ AND SCREAMIN’………..

Again the bitch just doesn’t get it. She doesn’t represent the people’s will. 73% of Americans want to drill now. 27% don’t. Hey it adds up to a 100%!

Get off your stupid politicking ass and allow the votes.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told CNN that she would block any vote to allow offshore drilling. This remarkable stance comes in the face of the latest poll that says 73 percent of Americans favor offshore drilling, while only 27 percent oppose it. Nancy Pelosi again displays her contempt for her employer, the American people. Her arrogance and wrong-headed philosophy have led Congress to an approval rating of a staggering 14 percent, the lowest ever.

The arguments she advances in defense of her position are, at best, silly, and at worst, devious. She says she will not allow additional reserves to be drilled because oil companies already hold leases on 68 million acres of federal land that are not being drilled. She ignores the testimony of oil company representatives who tell her that had they found oil under these lands, they would be pumping it. The oil companies need to drill where the oil is.

From a GOP USA guest commentary.

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.

Rope. Tree. Politician. Some assembly required.