(State Dept. Watch) – Obama and AAA Not Fighting Gas Prices? The American Automobile Association (AAA) has continued its failure to fight high gas prices. It is allowing major damage to its 50+ million owner-members.
AAA is not demanding any of the following:
1. the President prohibit any help to OPEC and its allies via the occupation of Iraq or otherwise.
2. the investigation of big oil companies for domestic antitrust violations.
3. the investigation of OPEC and its allies for worldwide antitrust violations.
4. the reduction of taxes on gasoline and other fuels.
The AAA website does not even mention the worldwide oil cartel of OPEC and its allies in causing the high price of gasoline.
Here is the latest from www.fuelgaugereport.aaa.com “commentary”:
“These price increases have been led by California where pump prices are a whopping 45.6 cents per gallon more expensive following recent refining and distribution issues that impacted a market already facing historically low gasoline supplies. While last weeks resolution to some of these refining glitches and a waiver of the summer-blend gasoline requirements by the California Air Resources Board (CARB) have seen prices in that state fall six cents in the last week, the state average remains just below the all-time record of $4.67 set just six days ago. Rising gasoline prices in California have dragged the price at the pump higher for those nearby states, although the price increases have been far less dramatic.
“While national retail gasoline prices have drifted lower in October, crude oil prices have been relatively flat. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil began the month at $92.48 and ended last week at $91.86. However, the current price is still well off of the recent high of $99 per barrel on September 14. Unfortunately for some motorists, the impact of these lower crude oil prices has been outweighed by regional gasoline supply and distribution issues that have kept upward pressure on prices at the pump.”
Time to get the AAA on the side of the motorist. The price of gas was $1/gallon in March 2003. It should be back there again.