Consumer Questions

High gasoline prices are an indirect tax imposed by OPEC nations. You pay the OPEC nations for their gasoline. They benefit directly.

1.   Please estimate the price per gallon that would make you cut back on your pleasure driving.
$3.00 per gallon
$3.50
$4.00
$4.50
$5.00
$5.50
I will not cut back on pleasure driving.
I have already cut back on pleasure driving.
2.   Please estimate the price per gallon that would make you look for alternatives for commuting to work.
$3.00 per gallon
$3.50
$4.00
$4.50
$5.00
$5.50
I will not cut back on commuting the way I do now.
I have already cut back on my commute driving.
3.   Please estimate the price per gallon that would make you buy a vehicle that gets better gasoline mileage.
$3.00 per gallon
$3.50
$4.00
$4.50
$5.00
$5.50
I will not switch to another vehicle for mileage.
I have already bought a vehicle to get better mileage.
4.  Do you ever select a lower grade of gasoline to save money? Yes
No
5.  Are gasoline prices an election issue? No. Gasoline prices are impacted by market availability & geo-political events.
Yes. Gasoline prices are impacted by market availability & geo-political events.
6.   The chart below displays the fact that gasoline has roughly doubled in price from 1970 into 2006.  Please select the statement to the right which you agree with the most.
I think that is a reasonable price increase considering it has been so many decades and the sorry condition of the world’s affairs.
Gasoline has increased a lot less than food, clothing, and real estate.
Gasoline is a relative bargain.
I hate all people who use gasoline because they are ruining our planet.
I do not understand why the price went up at all.