24 Aug '11, 12pm

Could A President Drive Down the Price of Gas?: Candidate Michelle Bachmann has pledged to provide car-drivers w...

August 24, 2011 at 8:07AM by Jim DiPeso | comment Last week, Michele Bachmann said her administration would drop the price of gasoline to $2 per gallon. "That will happen," she guaranteed. Rather than join in the general round of blogosphere guffaws and catcalling that greeted her remark, let's stick to the facts and see what a President Bachmann would be up against in trying to fulfill such a promise. Like any other commodity, the price of oil is influenced by supply and demand. Oil is a special case, however, in that the market for the stuff is global and has been for decades. The price of gasoline in Peoria, Pittsburgh, and Pismo Beach is influenced by supply and demand variables that can occur anywhere in the world... rising demand to fill up all those shiny new cars in Shanghai puts upward pressure on prices. A hand on the knob in Riyadh to boost the flow of Saudi cru...

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grist.org 19 Aug '11, 11am

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