To develop effective solutions, policymakers must first understand the problem. The rest of the US may have moved on from fretting about gas prices, but California is starting 2023 with … Continue Reading What’s the Matter with California’s Gasoline Prices?
A wild recent day for oil prices demonstrates OPEC’s enduring influence. Last week Saudi Arabia announced that it will reach $300+ billion in government revenues for 2022. Oil prices were … Continue Reading Oil Price Fluctuations and the Power of OPEC
Eliminate the tax now. Replace it with one that ratchets up when the price of oil falls. While elsewhere in the country drivers express outrage at $5 gas, Californians are … Continue Reading A Gasoline Tax Compromise for California
Despite recent hyperbole, U.S. heating fuel prices are not high by historical standards. I wasn’t reading a lot of energy news during the 1973-74 oil crisis, but I can’t remember … Continue Reading Are U.S. Heating Fuels Becoming Unaffordable?
Not if you can remember the world before COVID. In 1960, gasoline cost $0.31 per gallon. Isn’t it outrageous that it costs more than $0.31 today? If you think that’s … Continue Reading Is Gasoline Becoming Unaffordable?
Don’t forget about the 11 million U.S. households that heat with these fuels. U.S. households are bracing for high winter heating bills. While it isn’t as bad as what’s going … Continue Reading The Geography of Heating Oil and Propane
It’s time to reform how we lease public lands for fossil fuel extraction. When I drove across the country in my late teens, the wind of the prairies blowing through … Continue Reading This Land Is Your Land….