Gas Price Floor

Bloomberg Editors Propose a 'Flexible' Federal Gas Tax

Bloomberg's editors ask rhetorically, with gas prices falling due to crashing oil prices, will the federal government raise the gas tax to fund badly needed road infrastructure? They suggest tying the gas tax to oil prices in reverse direction.

October 26, 2014 - Bloomberg View

Is the Ban on U.S. Oil Exports Suppressing Gasoline Prices?

Yes, and that's a good thing, say opponents of lifting the 1975 ban on crude oil exports. Brad Plumer examines this argument and explains the two other chief reasons, the environment and refinery lobbying, to maintain the ban on exporting crude oil.

January 10, 2014 - The Washington Post - Wonkblog

Would $3 Gas Balance California's Budget?

Energy expert Severin Borenstein suggests a novel strategy to ensure California drivers don't lose their gas-saving habits and vehicle preferences learned when gas cost $4.50/gallon - a 'variable gas surcharge' to stabilize gas prices at $3/gallon.

November 21, 2008 - The Sacramento Bee

Oil Market Accomplishes What CAFE Regulations Intended

Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer notes high gas prices are doing what Congress has taken decades to do – make the vehicle fleet more fuel efficient. He sees Congress repeating the mistake now with cap and trade - instead of gas taxes.

July 9, 2008 - The Washington Post

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