June 13, 2012 Wholesale prices fell 1 percent in May from April thanks to an 8.9 percent plunge in the price of gasoline.
May 9, 2012 Two-thirds of Republicans say the president can do something about high gas prices; about two-thirds of Democrats say he can't. But six years ago, with a Republican president in the White House, those numbers were reversed. Researchers want to understand this flipped perception.
March 23, 2012 Americans are consuming less gasoline, but upward pressure on crude oil prices, seasonal factors and the shutdown of some refineries are combining to push up prices at the pump.
March 22, 2012 President Obama visited Oklahoma for the first time since taking office and announced an executive order to speed up review of a U.S.-only portion of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline. His announcement came as Republicans criticized his administration over rising gas prices.
March 21, 2012 Republicans are attacking President Obama and his team for allegedly saying they wanted energy prices to go up. The president scoffs at the charge. But some environmentalists say higher energy prices would be a good thing because they would spur the development of alternative technologies.
March 13, 2012 Just as with the economy over which presidents also have little control, presidents nevertheless get the blame when things go badly, in the case of gas when prices rise to the point where a trip to the gas station leaves most consumers with sticker shock.
March 12, 2012 President Obama's approval ratings have fallen as gas prices have risen. Mitt Romney has benefited from his well-planned strategy of collecting delegates whereever they're up for grabs. The most recent polls showed Romney tied or ahead in Alabama and Mississippi.
March 1, 2012 With gas prices rising and Republicans blaming him, President Obama was expected to call for an end to oil company tax breaks. Meanwhile, Mitt Romney said he does indeed support a bill that would allow employers to not provide health insurance coverage for contraceptives.
February 29, 2012 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the political junkie recaps the week in politics, and author Sandra Tsing Loh talks about caring for her aging father. In the second hour, the U.S. and Afghanistan, and the link between politics and gas prices.
February 21, 2012 Could higher gas prices hurt President Obama's chances at re-election. Five Thirty Eight blogger Nate Silver and economists have looked for a correlation between higher energy prices and the fortunes of the incumbent party and found a link though not a strong one.
February 14, 2012 Prices for gasoline are hitting record highs in France, where a gallon now costs more than $8 in some areas. Here in the U.S., analysts are predicting high gas prices for American drivers this summer — more than $4 in many areas, from a current average of $3.52.
January 6, 2012 The U.S. average price for a gallon of gas was a record $3.513 in 2011. Stronger demand, tensions with Iran and other factors are expected to push the average up further in 2012.
August 5, 2011 U.S. stock markets ended a week of steep declines with a volatile day of trading Friday. But for drivers, there's an upside to the market's losses: The price of gasoline is expected to fall as well, dragged down by the same fears that prompted the flight from stocks.
May 9, 2011 The Mississippi river is expected to crest in Memphis Tuesday near record levels; the average price for regular gas reaches $4 a gallon; 12 people died in religious fighting in Cairo this weekend; tens of thousands of people turned out in Mexico City Sunday to protest drug violence