Mainline U.S. Media Ignores Connection between Gasoline Prices and Exports. Why?16 Jul

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

Rising gas prices lift consumer inflation in June

Reuters, July 16, 2013

Sharp increase in gas prices limit drivers

NBC 40.net, July 15, 20

Gas Prices Up 15 Cents a Gallon in a Week

ABC NEWS, July 16, 2013

Oil down slightly; gasoline highest since June 2010

CBS Money Watch, July 16, 2013

Why gas prices are likely to keep climbing

CNN Money, July 18, 2013

 

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