First, after some finagling with URLs at GasBuddy.com (readers can replicate these two graphs, but the results will only be briefly viewable unless you stop loading the page at the right moment), here is what has happened to the price of gas since Barack Obama’s inauguration:
Here is what has happened to gas prices since George W. Bush’s inauguration:
Audience interpretation is welcome.
- Associated Press, August 17 — “A senior Obama administration official says the White House is considering a potential release of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.”
- Loren Steffy at the Chron.com business blog, August 20 — “Maybe we should rename it the ‘Political Petroleum Reserve’”