Opinion: Big Oil is still laughing … all the way to the bank

Charleston City Paper, August 2, 2022| Statehouse Report, August 6, 2022 by Frank Knapp Jr. August 2, 2022 In June, I had an opinion piece in the Charleston City Paper on high gas prices: “Blame Big Oil, now laughing all the way to the bank.” In that piece, I pointed out all of the misplaced …

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Opinion: Blame Big Oil, now laughing all the way to the bank

Charleston City Paper, June 15, 2022 Columbia Regional Business Report, July 18, 2022 South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, July 18, 2022 By Frank Knapp Jr. The price of gas jumped by 25 cents in one week. You are angry. The average price of gas is 59 cents higher than a month ago and you are now …

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Gas prices are hitting new highs. Here’s why — and how long the surge could last.

The Washington Post March 9, 2022 Highlights: Before the coronavirus pandemic, gas prices were on the decline. After shutting down wells and laying off employees, De Haan said, oil companies have been slow to catch up to the rapid rise in gasoline demand. That caused prices to climb. Then, as Russia’s attack on Ukraine unfolded, …

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While You Were Getting Worked Up Over Oil Prices, This Just Happened to Solar

Bloomberg October 29, 2014 By Tom Randall Every time fossil fuels get cheaper, people lose interest in solar deployment. That may be about to change. After years of struggling against cheap natural gas prices and variable subsidies, solar electricity is on track to be as cheap or cheaper than average electricity-bill prices in 47 U.S. states …

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Keystone XL Would Raise Gas Prices, Report Finds

The Huffington PostMay 22, 2012 By Lucia Graves WASHINGTON — The Natural Resources Defense Council on Tuesday released a report dispelling the myth that the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would lower gas prices. Rather, the opposite is true, findings show. On a conference call with reporters on Tuesday, report author and NRDC attorney …

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Gas prices

Driving home yesterday evening I received a pleasant surprise.  In the last several days the gas station that I usually frequent had let its gas price rise by 6 cents a gallon in the last few days.  For several weeks the price had stayed the same—an indication that I hoped meant gas prices had stabilized.  …

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