Gas prices continue to dominate the headlines, with the national average price for regular fuel near $4.00 a gallon and prices even higher in some parts of the country. House Republicans are calling for policies to increase North American energy production, reduce regulatory burdens, and reduce our dependence on Middle East oil.
Reuters reports that the U.S. has been pressing Saudi Arabia to increase its oil production to mitigate supply disruptions caused by political tensions in Iran.
While President Obama now claims to support the Republican push for an "all-of-the-above" energy policy, the president's own policies have actually sought to reduce domestic energy production. Americans are feeling acute pain at the pump as prices near the $4.00/gallon mark, but that's not the only type of energy where prices are rising.
On the same day that The Washington Post reported that nearly two thirds of Americans disapprove of the president's handling of rising gas prices, the White House blasted out a progress report on the president's so-c
WASHINGTON, DC - As gasoline prices continue to climb, anxiety levels among American families and small businesses are rising as well. In response to the potential for panic at the pump, some Democrats are calling on the president to tap into the nation's Strategic Petroleum Reserve.