Climate Regulations Raise Gas Prices

  A new study put out by the Western States Petroleum Association concludes that California’s statewide cap-and-trade plan, known as AB32, would raise gasoline prices and shut down refineries. The study, performed by the Boston Consulting Group, affirms basic economics by realizing that government regulations will raise the cost of business and necessarily impact retail […]

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Regulations and American Refineries

  American refineries are closing and more closures are likely, often because of overly-burdensome regulation as well as lower gasoline demand. Several refineries in Pennsylvania are idle and possibly closing if no buyers come forward. The refining industry is one of the most highly regulated in the country and has been struggling for years to […]

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Federal Intervention in Energy Markets Isn’t SAFE

The proponents of laissez-faire in energy markets keep winning argument after argument, but their critics keep moving the goalposts. For decades, Americans have been warned that they needed to wean themselves from oil because the U.S. would always be dependent on hostile foreign regimes. Now that new technological developments and further discoveries have shown that […]

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Rising Gas Prices and the U.S. Refining Industry

  WASHINGTON D.C. — The American Energy Alliance released a white paper today detailing the factors that contribute to the rising cost of gasoline — a combination of crude oil costs, taxes, distribution and marketing, refining costs, infrastructure issues, and regulations. The white paper, entitled “Rising Gasoline Prices and the U.S. Refining Industry” combines the […]

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AEA launches “Obama Promises” ad on Pandora Radio

WASHINGTON D.C. — The American Energy Alliance launched today a 30-second advertisement on Pandora Radio, a development of the Music Genome Project with more than 125 million registered users throughout the United States. The ad, entitled “Obama Promises,” will air in nine states — New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Iowa, Michigan, Ohio, Florida, Virginia and North Carolina. AEA […]

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AEA launches “Nine Dollar Gas” Ad

WASHINGTON D.C. — The American Energy Alliance launched today a multi-million dollar nationwide initiative to educate the public about energy policies that are causing gas prices and other energy costs to skyrocket. The first phase of the initiative includes a 30-second television ad that begins airing this week in eight states across the country. “The […]

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