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Are gas prices governed by politics?
Although gas prices, especially where they sit now, are often assumed to be a force of political influence, they are actually governed by economic drivers and basic laws of supply and demand. Unfortunately, President Biden can鈥檛 just push a button and let everyone pay $3 per gallon again.
Do gas prices go up when a president leaves office?
Nope. Every president since 2000 has left office with gas prices higher than they took office (using EIA numbers ): Bill Clinton left office with gas prices 39 cents higher ($1.06 on Jan. 25, 1993; $1.47 on Jan. 22, 2001). George W. Bush also left office with gas prices 39 cents higher ($1.47 on Jan. 22, 2001; $1.84 on Jan. 26, 2009).
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.
Will Biden do anything to bring down high gas prices?
(CNN) High gas prices are quickly becoming a political liability for President Joe Biden — and like presidents before him, he has few options to bring them down. That doesn’t mean he won’t take steps to demonstrate his attention to the issue.