The mainline U.S. media cites several alleged reasons for increasing gasoline prices, including refinery outages, increased summer driving, tension in the Middle East, etc. Recent news headlines below provide more detail about gasoline price hikes except for U.S. gasoline exports. The graph below shows that gasoline exports have increased by nearly a factor of 3 from 2000 to the present.
Why is the mainline U.S. media ignoring this factor? Avoid public anger? Fear of annoying oil companies?
GASOLINE PRICE HIKE HEADLINES
Reuters, July 16, 2013
NBC 40.net, July 15, 20
ABC NEWS, July 16, 2013
CBS Money Watch, July 16, 2013
CNN Money, July 18, 2013Gasoline Exports, Gasoline Prices, Mainline U.S. News Media, Refinery Outages