I think it is mostly just because they can the Oil Companies and the
Environmentalism people want us to pay prices like they do in Europe.I do not think Obama has anything to do with it, which is part of the problem,
No Fear of Obama.However if this costs Obama a few million votes in
some swing states then its well worth the cost. I just paid $4.35 in Oahu
Hawaii, which is almost the Cost of a Gallon of Milk or a Good Loaf of Bread.
However you can two big loafs at that price at Costco and their the cheapest
price for gas. You are not going to get any service with your gas in Hawaii
anyway, except for a few older stations.I do not worry about the
price of Lobster that's usually FMV (fair market value) Shrimp are Farm
Raise and College Educated tails off tails on about $9 a pound. However my Mahi
Mahi is going up.
Oil Traders and greet of Mid-East Governments are the major cause of high oil
prices. There isn't a day around the world, when bad news shows up in the
spiking of oil prices. We are still paying for the shut down of the Alaskan Pipe
Line for a repair that lasted less than 24 hours. Oil prices increase during the
time after Iraq War started and no oil was coming from Iraq at the time. The
price of oil was spiked then. Oil Prices are the biggest fraud in the world.