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The Canadian Progressive: Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline Raises American Gas Prices: Report

If built, TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL pipeline would force Americans to pay as much as 40 cents more per gallon for gasoline in some parts of the country, according to a new report by the nonprofit Consumer Watchdog.

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mark a rayner | scribblings, squibs & sundry monkey joys: Ask General Kang: How do you beat high gas prices?

I have never owned one of your quaint “internal combustion engine” vehicles, so I have not had to worry about the high price of gas, but I have been getting nailed on the cost of most foods appropriate for the … Continue reading →

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The politics of gas price fixing #nlpoli

Gas prices used to be a hot political topic in Newfoundland and Labrador. 

A lot of people thought that the provincial government could do a lot about them and, in the process, protect consumers.  Others thought that the government should do something about prices and make it easier for people to get cheap gas.

. . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: The politics of gas price fixing #nlpoli

Trashy's World: No! Really???

No way! Can’t be true! Before a long weekend??? C’mon! You’re pulling my chain!!! Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

DeSmogBlog: Look to Canada for Proof that Neither Presidents Nor Pro-Drilling Policies Control Gas Prices

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Another Spring, another round of totally uninformed and illogical arguments about gas prices.

You could be forgiven if you’re feeling some deja vu. As conservatives and Congressional Republicans scramble to blame the president for rising gas prices, you might have the feeling that we’ve been here before.

Oh, that’s . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Look to Canada for Proof that Neither Presidents Nor Pro-Drilling Policies Control Gas Prices

DeSmogBlog: Tracking The Origins Of The "Blame Obama For Gas Prices" Talking Point

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Since at least last summer, conservatives have been parroting the oil industry talking point that President Obama is somehow the one responsible for the spike in gasoline and oil prices. As we have pointed out, they base this on their assertion that the President has been “hostile” towards the dirty energy . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Tracking The Origins Of The "Blame Obama For Gas Prices" Talking Point

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gas prices and political popularity #nlpoli

In some other places, gasoline prices have a political impact you can identify and measure.

That isn’t the case in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The reasons?  We don’t have anyone doing the research, for one thing.

For another thing, the marketing job that one pollster does like clockwork every quarter is so inaccurate a device that . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gas prices and political popularity #nlpoli

DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Front Group Holds “Whine And Blame” Facebook Party – Nobody Shows Up

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American Free Enterprise, a front group of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, held a complaint session on Facebook on Tuesday afternoon to let Americans vent about “who is to blame” for rising gas prices. Unfortunately for the group, few people attended their virtual party.

The pity party was an attempt to . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: U.S. Chamber Front Group Holds “Whine And Blame” Facebook Party – Nobody Shows Up

Red Tory v.3.0.3: The Duality of Fox News on Gas Prices

THEN: Back in 2008, Fox News pundits and contributors were eager to deflect criticism of the Bush administration, pointing out the myriad of global market factors contributing to the steep rise in gas prices at the time. Conservative columnist Cal Thomas quite rightly stated that, “no president has the power to increase or to lower . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: The Duality of Fox News on Gas Prices

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Newt Will Destroy Alberta’s Economy

Desperate Republican no-hoper Newt Gingrich is currently promising that, if elected, he will reduce the price of gasoline to $2 per gallon. Maybe a terrific prospect for gas-guzzling American consumers feeling the pinch of rising oil prices, but not one without consequences…

To realize the promise of $2 per gallon gasoline would require . . . → Read More: Red Tory v.3.0.3: Newt Will Destroy Alberta’s Economy

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: NDP MHA not helping consumers #nlpoli

George Murphy is the NDP member of the provincial legislature best known for pushing the government gas price gouging scheme that forces consumers to pay prices for gasoline that benefits the provincial government and the gasoline retailers.

Murphy says he is on the side of consumers.

Now Murphy thinks that a jump in food prices . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: NDP MHA not helping consumers #nlpoli

Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Life Getting Tough in Harperland

The consumer price index reveals that Canadians are paying higher prices today than a year ago, with significant increases in food (up 4.8%), shelter (up 1.5%) and gasoline (up 13.5%).

Yet wages have only increased .08%  We are not keeping pace.

The Harper government can’t blame this on the global crisis because similar increases were reported . . . → Read More: Pushed to the Left and Loving It: Life Getting Tough in Harperland

DeSmogBlog: Senate Hearing Confirms Natural Gas Export Plans Will Raise Prices For Americans

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Considering the rate at which natural gas resources are being developed, and the sudden push from industry to export the product, it might come as a surprise that the Senate’s Energy Committee hadn’t had a hearing on liquified natural gas (LNG) since 2005.

Last Tuesday, for the first time in six . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Senate Hearing Confirms Natural Gas Export Plans Will Raise Prices For Americans

The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gouging consumers on gas

So the gas pumps in the province are prone to error in favour of retailers, as CBC reports. Well, sort of. We don’t know how many gas pumps there are in the province but CBC reports that of the 962 examined over a two year period, nine percent didn… . . . → Read More: The Sir Robert Bond Papers: Gouging consumers on gas

DeSmogBlog - Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Koch Money Fuels AFP Misinformation Campaign On Gas Prices

Obama Gas Bill.jpg The Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity (AFP) is taking their misinformation machine on the road in an attempt to convince American consumers that President Obama is causing t… . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog – Clearing the PR Pollution that Clouds Climate Science: Koch Money Fuels AFP Misinformation Campaign On Gas Prices

Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ontario NDP would cap gas prices

New Democrats will stop price gouging at the pump: Horwath « Ontario NDP An NDP government in Ontario would set weekly price caps on the cost of gasoline. Five provinces and many U.S. states have some sort of price cap on gasoline. The benefits have … . . . → Read More: Driving The Porcelain Bus: Ontario NDP would cap gas prices

Now that makes perfect sense.

Let’s all jump in the old Tardis and got back in time about eleven days. Stephen Harper and his band of invisible communist fighters where waging the good fight; the fight against the Orange Crush. Sir Stephen was all, “oh, an NDP government will cause the stock market to fall”; “the price of gas will […] . . . → Read More: Now that makes perfect sense.

Pumped

The Toronto Star reports on the latest tit-for-tat between Stephen Harper and Jack Layton about who’s to blame for current and future gas price hikes:”Layton responded by saying gas prices are already too high and said Harper is to blame for some of it… . . . → Read More: Pumped