(AP Photo/Denis Poroy)
John Kerry was in San Diego today speaking about skyrocketing gasoline prices. We know a bit about this subject here in Southern California where gasoline prices in Los Angeles County are averaging between $2.09 and $2.69 per gallon!
(Prices well over $2 a gallon are seen at a gas station in Burbank, California, March 29. Photo by Fred Prouser/Reuters REUTERS)
"This administration has done nothing with OPEC to reduce the gas prices," Kerry said during a rally at the University of California, San Diego. The city has the nation's highest average gas prices at $2.12 a gallon.
Kerry also called on Bush to halt filling the Strategic Petroleum Reserves, which some Democrats contend drives up the cost of fuel for U.S. consumers in an already tight market with record prices. Gasoline prices reached a national average of $1.80 a gallon in the past two weeks, according to the private Lundberg Survey.
"Instead of revealing a new set of attack ads, I think Dick Cheney ought to reveal who the oil executives are that he met in secret with to set the oil policy of the United States," Kerry said. Read more...
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