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How much do presidents influence gas prices?
A graph from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that retail gas prices have fluctuated from 1994 to 2020, no matter who was in office. Patrick De Haan, the head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy, went further into detail, explaining that presidents actually have very little influence when it comes to gas price increases.
Can the President overrule a federal law to lower gasoline prices?
Federal law requires that gasoline contain a certain portion of biofuel to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. Sometimes, however, presidents overrule that law to ease high gas prices.
What happened to the price of gasoline when President Trump left office?
Gasoline was $2.25/gallon when President Trump left office and it quickly rose to $3.50 in the first year of 鈥淧resident鈥?Biden鈥檚 term. He was directly and unequivocally responsible for the rise from $2.25 to $3.50 as of February 14th, before Russia鈥檚 invasion of Ukraine. Let鈥檚 review the factors that make up the retail price of gasoline.
Do politicians do everything they can to keep gas prices low?
So given that every politician wants to take credit for keeping gas prices in check, or better, lowering them, and every one running against an incumbent wants to pin blame on the person in charge, it makes sense that politicians would do everything in their power to keep gas prices low. Especially presidents.