The Price of Gasoline and the Race for the White House

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A US president can't really do much to influence gasoline prices, but this year's Republican candidates insist that he can, and two-thirds of the voters believe them. So President Obama will devote three days this week to an energy tour of the country, emphasizing what he claims is solid energy policy. What are the major factors leading to recent increases in the price of gas at the pump? Are the oil companies exploiting opportunities for domestic drilling? Did the President blow it by delaying development of the Keystone XL Pipeline?

Credits

Guests:
Cliff Young - Missouri Pool Service, Jack Gerard - American Petroleum Institute, Chris Nelder - Rocky Mountain Institute - @chrisnelder, Neil King - Wall Street Journal - @NKingofDC, Cliff Kupchan - Eurasia Group

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal, Anna Scott