The Price of Gas

The price of gasoline has spiked about 20 cents in the last couple of weeks–not because of turmoil and uncertainty in the Middle East, but because demand has remained strong even while some U.S. refineries have gone off line. In other words, it’s a supply and demand problem. What you don’t hear much is that we have not built a new refinery in decades, when population and oil usage were much lower.

So don’t blame Bush the next time it costs you $30 or $40 to fill ‘er up. Blame U.S. environmental policy and zealots like Al Gore, who want to sock it to the rest of us in an absolutist pursuit of a pristine environment–one in which people definitely come last.

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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