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The White House and Gas Prices

GasBuddy Blog -- With the presidential election just over a month away, there continues to be information that doesn't shed the full story on the relationship of gasoline prices and The White House. While many publications have cited gasoline prices during the current President's time in office, it hasn't often been cited with gas prices during the previous administration.

Either politician or any party may try to convince you that you either felt a ton of pain or very little pain at the pump during the past two presidents- but what's the truth- have you? Here's a chart to decide for yourself:


How about some other statistics about the past two presidential terms that should help discredit less than honest politicians on both sides...


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Submitted Sep 27, 2012 By: PD
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AmPat3Percenter
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 10:34:16 PM

Please update this graph and averages. Thank you!
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AmPat3Percenter
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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2014 10:05:31 PM

Gas Price Hypocrisy
“In 2006 the Democrats and the media screamed bloody murder over the high price of gas. When Barack Obama was inaugurated, the average gas price was $1.87 a gallon. Now that the price has more than doubled, what are the Democrats and the administration saying now? If you guessed that high gas prices under Obama are somehow a good thing, give yourself a pat on the back. The liberal mindset is always an amazing thing to behold.”
/watch?v=qKdScVerrBU

Bush Vs. Obama On Gas Prices http://bit.ly/dUImVe

Networks Hype Gas Prices 4 Times More for Bush, Than Obama
"...The Business and Media Institute analyzed broadcast network news references to gas or fuel prices between Jan. 20 and Feb. 20, 2012 and from March 24 and April 24, 2008. BMI found that in the 2008 period there were more than 4 times as many gas prices stories, news briefs or news headlines on ABC, CBS and NBC as there were in 2012 (97 to 21)..."
/blogs/julia-seymour/2012/02/22/networks-hype-gas-prices-4-times-more-bush-obama#ixzz2hTw1b

What Ever Happened to All Those Gas 'Price-Gouging' Investigations by Democrats? /Big-Government/2012/01/29/What-Ever-Happened-to-All-Those-Gas-Price-Gouging-Investigations-by-Democrats

"Hypocrisy Flashback: In May 2007, Pelosi called a lunatic fringe media press conference because the nationwide average for gas hit $3.07 a gallon. Of course, Pelosi blamed Bush. The old hag admonished the Bush administration for failing to enact a comprehensive energy strategy and for favoring big oil over the American consumer. Pelosi claimed Democrats would take America in a new direction, bringing down the cost of gasoline with the ultimate goal of energy independence. Like all the Democrats' ludicrous policies, Pelosi's new direction was failure. Four years later, we are more dependent on foreign oil than ever and gas prices are cresting $4 a gallon with experts warning us to expect $5 or $6 a gallon by the summer. Where is Nancy Pelosi today, now that Obama's failed energy policies have caused gas prices to
skyrocket well above the the highest prices under the Bush administration? The
old hag seems to be mute. How sad is it that many of us would love to see $3.07
a gallon gasoline again?" /watch?v=Y1kJQHt73CQ
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99dakota
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We need an energy policy.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 9:54:20 AM

change comes slowly, but times do and will change. there is a car now that runs on compressed air, look it up. we have huge natural gas reserves. gasoline will be a thing of the past in time.
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paulweb
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Message Posted: Oct 7, 2012 8:55:36 AM

yes, as a sage once said..."there are lies, damn lies, then statistics."
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Romney will take care of us.
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mabrams184
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 8:20:27 PM

Everyone uses their own stats to prove there view.
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Donatelo
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 8:32:26 AM

ok
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ebakosam7
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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2012 6:06:52 AM

mr. president i know you are all engaged with elections, appreciate that but gas prices just keep going higher and higher, i will like am chocking...please do something
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gougenator
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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2012 5:03:35 AM

both those lying bastards said "i know its hard on the american pocketbook,,,blahblah blah,,," and yet we still have sky high prices, ,what a LOAD OF E#E%$#%$%$%Y!!!!!
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 11:00:55 PM

why does it always require that one puts blame or fault on someone?
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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:40:30 PM

Who is at fault, eh.
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CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2012 10:22:22 AM

The printing of money does drive inflation, as does raising minimum wage.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 11:00:40 PM

good one Ducati.
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DucatiRider
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 8:28:50 AM

Does this mean that with a new president gas prices would drop again?

Just kidding, just kidding.
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BIGOILEATURCRUD
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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2012 4:12:55 AM

PD's fault.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 11:01:05 PM

pilot; and diesel far surpassed that.. many areas reached well above $5/gal diesel.
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 8:34:45 PM

Just shows most people fail to understand the creation of wealth as it relates to printed bills.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 4:17:13 PM

Snowchoux - "The printing of money will cause us to pay more for gas. How is that not Obama driving the price we pay for gas up?"

The printing of money has little to do any more with the value of money.

Most 'money' these days only exists as bits on a computer file.
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Snowchoux
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 10:56:25 AM

The printing of money will cause us to pay more for gas. How is that not Obama driving the price we pay for gas up?
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pilotmass
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 8:19:16 AM

Gas prices in July 2008 averaged $4.11 per gallon
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 5:25:29 AM

Gasoline was $1.78 per gallon in January 2009 when Obama took office.
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Oct 2, 2012 5:03:31 AM

some of us remember the $4/gal in August 2008 that never really dropped diesel prices down (one reason for the economy to not recover).
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KAR120CSII
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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2012 12:20:15 AM

Good article.
Oh, and as for Gas4Gore -- Gasbuddy doesn't need political diatribes -- off into the ether zone with you -- the 'Ignore' button please --
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RTBama1
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:49:21 PM

Informative. No correlation between who's in the White House and price we pay at the pump.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 10:36:29 PM

I would still never cast a vote for Barack Hussein Obama.
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Message Posted: Sep 30, 2012 11:00:36 AM

KAR120CSII, I guess you didn't read the title of blog "The White House and Gas Prices", can you not get more political than this. If you want to rebut me, please have info to discredit my info.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 8:10:07 PM

old post
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KAR120CSII
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Oh yes, nervbous too. The 'Ignore' button please -- see ya in the ether zone.
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KAR120CSII
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Bye, bye Noewal -- no need for politics here, it's a Gas site. Off into the ether zone with you -- the 'Ignore' button please.
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 1:37:24 PM

Noewal & nervous - could either of you show supporting documentation for your accusations?
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Noewal
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 10:46:22 AM

Thank you evergreenON from Canada who pointed out that they had the same gas price fluctuation but neither Bush nor Obama were president there. The price of oil is determined by supply and demand. The OPEC cartel keeps the price of oil high by limiting production. What America needs to do is INCREASE DOMESTIC PRODUCTION. Now the policies of the Bush administration were more favorable to increasing domestic production than are the policies of the Obama administration. Obama DOES NOT want to drill or explore for oil or natural gas. Obama wants to DEVELOP GREEN ENERGY, HIGH PRICED alternatives. Give Obama a second term and you will see DOMESTIC OIL PRODUCTION and EXPLORATION all but disappear from America. VOTE ROMNEY!
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Message Posted: Sep 29, 2012 10:28:54 AM

FYI for all of you Pres. Obama defenders,
After oil prices reached new highs in 2008, the Bush administration and Congress moved to open almost all of the outer continental shelf to oil and gas exploration and development. But in November 2011, the Obama administration released an offshore drilling plan that closes much of the offshore United States to oil and gas drilling that had been opened by President Bush and Congress. The Obama administration’s plan closes those offshore areas to energy exploration and production through at least 2017. The plan allows lease sales to occur in the portions of the Gulf of Mexico and Alaska that were already open to leasing, leaving the entire Atlantic and Pacific coasts off-limits.[
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 11:41:55 PM

Aint it Bushes fault?
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 7:44:26 PM

Now, who do you think the oil companies support, Obama or Romney? Democrats or Republicans (though there's not much real difference).

Now tell me why gas prices are going up before this election, when they went down before the last presidential election.
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jakejj995
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 6:53:45 PM

gas futures jumped up .19 cent today fri sept 28.. expect to see gas go through the roof soon.. it was just starting to come down a bit in my area. some places at 3.60 down from 3.89 a week or so ago.

all i want to know is WTF....????
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 6:34:14 PM

Gas prices will not determine the outcome in November. Recent polls show that voters are deciding based on other criteria.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 6:32:20 PM

Sounds like a lot of "anti" speculator-anti-Wall Street and a lot of class envy goin' on out there. Lots of luck on that.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 4:54:38 PM

Well said '91Hilux', 'N4PIP' and 'Gastroenteritis'!!!

Presidents are always the scapegoats for EVERYTHING that goes wrong in Government; regardless of who actually did the wrongdoings (which is usually Congress!).
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 3:55:47 PM

Obama is in charge. If it isn't right it is his responsibility to take action to fix. Doesn't matter what Bush did or didn't do-if he didn't fix the problem it is his screw up as well but not for Obama to have a place to point to to blame (for the 3,462,788 time). Be assured he would try to blame Truman, Roosevelt, Dolly Parton and Andrew Jackson if he thought he could get by with the brainwashing of the populous.



[Edited by: alex395 at 9/28/2012 4:58:00 PM EST]
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EvergreenON
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 3:20:24 PM

Bush neither Obama where president in Canada but we had exactly the same fluctuation. We should just stop speculation on gas price
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Poor Roger thinks Canada is an enemy?????
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 2:53:12 PM

As to speculation.... the CFTC has seen the speculation ratio flip from about 20-80 to 80-20 with the GOP making sure nobody can stop the money flow to their patrons (bosses)....
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 2:26:11 PM

Lets see, if the republicans got majority and if a law do not go past senate, is president Obama fault, the president can not say go and drill without senate approval, but the smart people on gas buddy say is the president doing. Well I have to say that most; not all, but most educated people here are a bunch of ignorants with a degree. If I give you the option of what you want the most between peace or freedom. What is your choice? Peace risking freedom or freedom risking peace
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 1:48:19 PM

Yeah, but what are they doing about it?
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 1:46:37 PM

I really like what "Mandrake" posted: "We need to elect people who will work on behalf of the voters and not for the cheerleading lobbyists ... More importantly, we need voters who can understand the difference."
Now, we need an attribution for that.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 1:09:04 PM

Tekkersmom57 posted the following;

>>mistergoleta stated: "Gasoline prices are based on the price on crude oil. The President has no control over the price...." I agree the President doesn't have complete control over the price, but this president PROMISED to form a committee that would look into the speculators and how they were purchasing too much oil that was affecting the price of gas.

Well, his four years are over and the speculators are still doing what they do best.....making loads of money at our expense. His committee hasn't come through and nothing is being done, so yes I do feel this president could have done things differently to control the price of gas.<<

Perhaps you need to do some research to see what happened. The committee you refer to is the CFTC. Here's some facts I found.

In the ongoing struggle to shield ordinary Americans from the risks and excesses of big banks, Congress can be counted on to stand with... the big banks.

That's according to Gary Gensler, head of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, who said at an industry event on Thursday that a recent proposal from the House Appropriations Committee to cut his agency's funding by 12 percent is evidence that Congress "sides with Wall Street."
In December, Republicans closed ranks against the CFTC, refusing to grant it any more funding even though President Obama had asked for the agency's budget to grow by more than $100 million. A similar even transpired in March, when House Republicans defeated a bill to further fund the Securities and Exchange Commission.

So as always the republican congress will continue to make it hard on us all in their never ending quest to make Obama a one term president.

Since they didn't succeed at that perhaps they'll be more willing to cooperate after his reelection.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 12:45:50 PM

It was clearly cheaper with Bush.
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Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 12:41:35 PM

mistergoleta stated: "Gasoline prices are based on the price on crude oil. The President has no control over the price...." I agree the President doesn't have complete control over the price, but this president PROMISED to form a committee that would look into the speculators and how they were purchasing too much oil that was affecting the price of gas.

Well, his four years are over and the speculators are still doing what they do best.....making loads of money at our expense. His committee hasn't come through and nothing is being done, so yes I do feel this president could have done things differently to control the price of gas.
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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2012 12:37:52 PM

Obama Regime had the opportunity to lower prices and provide jobs in the Gulf.
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