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August 9th, 2012
03:48 PM ET

Refinery fire likely to spike gas prices – CNN's Ed Lavandera reports

CNN's Ed Lavandera joins Starting Point this morning live from Dallas, TX with the latest on the massive fire ravaged over Richmond, California and how it might affect already rising gas prices.

 

Filed under: Gas Prices
April 25th, 2012
03:09 PM ET

T. Boone Pickens on why he's for the Keystone XL pipeline, why the tax code should be 'redone' and no one person is to blame for gas prices

Some relief at the pump this week. It may not last long. This morning gas prices are down six cents from a week ago and it's two cents lower than a year ago, continuing yesterday's trend when for the first time in two-and-a-half years when the current price dropped below the price a year earlier. But analysts expect they could increase again before Memorial Day weekend. They do every year, right?

This morning on "Starting Point," BP Capital Management founder and chairman T. Boone Pickens explains why no one person is responsible for the gas prices. He also explains why the tax code needs fixing and why the Keystone XL pipeline makes sense. Read on to see his comments.

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PIckens on importance of Keystone

BP Capital Management chairman T. Boone Pickens on why the Keystone XL pipeline is important to U.S. energy independence.

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Pickens: U.S. should 'redo the tax code'

BP Capital Management chairman T. Boone Pickens explains why the tax code needs to be simplified.

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Filed under: Economy • Gas Prices • Keystone XL pipeline • Taxes
April 18th, 2012
12:53 PM ET

Sen. Bill Nelson says 'common sense' needed on oil, Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman not 'moving fast enough'

Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) says we need 'common sense' to fix the problems with rising gas prices.


Filed under: Gas Prices • Oil
March 30th, 2012
11:52 AM ET

Furor over rising gas prices – Frank Verrastro with CSIS explains

Frank Verrastro with CSIS explains why oil prices are spiking despite increased production.


Filed under: Gas Prices
March 29th, 2012
03:31 PM ET

Fmr. Shell CEO Hofmeister says President Obama needs an energy plan, says citizens need to be activated to demand a solution to rising energy prices

Fmr. Shell CEO and head of Citizens for Affordable Energy John Hofmeister explains what is driving gas prices higher, and says citizens need to be activated to find energy solution to oil.


Filed under: Barack Obama • Gas Prices
February 28th, 2012
07:48 PM ET

Ali Velshi on what is driving a spike in gas prices

CNN's Ali Velshi says gas is spiking because cost of oil has been going up for months without a change in price of gas.


Filed under: Gas Prices
February 27th, 2012
07:06 PM ET

Majority Whip Sen. Durbin on bringing our troops in Afghanistan home, anxiety fueling gas prices

Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) joins Soledad in-studio this morning, talking about the recent surge in violence in Afghanistan. He says the only course of action at this point is to bring our troops home, sooner the better.

Soledad also asks him about surging gas prices. Durbin claims it's not due to market forces, since there is an adequate supply of oil available. Rather he says the rising prices are due to uncertainty in the Middle East.

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Durbin: Gas prices don't reflect market

Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) says surging gas prices are due to uncertainty in the Middle East, not market.

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Durbin on Afghanistan: Bring troops home

Majority Whip Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) on what the best course of action is in Afghanistan after a flare up in violence.

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Filed under: Afghanistan • Gas Prices • Politics
February 27th, 2012
11:45 AM ET

What's pumping up gas prices? WSJ's Simon Constable explains

Simon Constable, columnist for The Wall Street Journal, weighs in on Obama's response to the rising gas prices.

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Filed under: Barack Obama • Economy • Gas Prices