Gas prices are influenced by supply and demand. We don't have much control over what we pay for the oil. We do have control over where we get it. Now that the Keystone pipeline has been turned down, our Country has made the choice not to get energy from Canada (already our biggest supplier) but from places further away. The further away suppliers are more susceptible to political unrest and may be controlled by people who don't like us so much. Of course, a pipeline would be much more efficient than requiring ships to float across the ocean to bring unrefined oil to our very efficient refineries. But the smart guys in Washington know what they are doing and are certainly looking out for us.
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