Ask an expert: Why are gas prices rising?

MSN Money's Charley Blaine answers readers' questions about the energy sector.

By MSN Money Partner Sep 11, 2012 12:16PM
Has it become too expensive to fill your car's gas tank? In this video, MSN Money's Charley Blaine explains the reasons behind the rising prices and why he thinks they might go down soon.

As he answers questions from MSN Money's Facebook community, Blaine also discusses possible investments in the energy sector.

Sep 11, 2012 6:12PM

well put Romney in and we will see 5 plus so his bull club makes more money and he gets more from his endorsers EXXON/MOBIL that he can put in his off shore acounts and not have a problem

the price should be less than 2 seeing it has more water and ethanol in it than actual oil(fuel)

people check this take a 1 gal jug of gas and put it away for 1 yr and try to light it with a match 1 yr later and you will not be able to even get a flame out of. 5 yrs ago you use to be able to take that same gal and it would egnite. so people the cost is just filling the wrong peoles pocket and we are getting stroked for every 10gal of fuel we buy it is only 2.5 gal of oil so inother words the only reason why is to make people like Romney RICH


Sep 11, 2012 6:11PM

Let me se...

It must be because of Bush and Cheyney and all those oil men in the White House...


Oh... that's right, Bush has been gone almost 4 years and the price is now almost double that of when he left office...

That explains it...


It's definitely Bush's fault....

Just ask the fraud occupying the White Huse....

Sep 11, 2012 6:09PM
The rich get richer ,companys DON,T give a rats Asssss about us only themselfs and their pocketbooks
Sep 11, 2012 6:07PM
Why is it when Bush was in office it was his fault. Obama will get a free pass and blame it on someone else. If Obama was a true leader he would find someway to get gas to go down
Sep 11, 2012 6:05PM

There on the rise because we have a failure as a president...

...camels don't use gas, they just produce it...







well o butt-head...what's with the gas prices...LOSER!

Sep 11, 2012 6:05PM

If a camel sneezes in the middle east those greedy turds will raise the price of gas on AMERICANS to make themslves more money. And by greedy turds i mean any so called investor  in wallstreet that thinks they  can squeeze an extra penny from the public.Corruption knows no boundries.Bankers and Wallstreet are both corrupt.

Sep 11, 2012 6:01PM

Personally I think any excuse is used to jump gasoline prices. Notice they go up 5 to 10 cents at a time but dribble down a penny at a time.


Sep 11, 2012 6:01PM
The prices were the highest they had ever been this past Labor Day.  So how can he say it is a trend.  The problem is that Obama didn't do anything about drilling for more oil.  So anything that would lower the amount of oil in production, the prices will go up.  So this analyst was right that those factors did effect the price of gas, but he didn't get to the root of the problem which is the government. 
Sep 11, 2012 6:00PM
how can u blame Obama when the average price of gasoline was 1.79 per gal when Bush took office??? FACT!!! i blame greed and the republicans.
Sep 11, 2012 5:55PM
Blame the greed of the republican owned oil companies, as well as speculators that are controlled by the 1%ers.
Sep 11, 2012 5:33PM
blame obama and salazar for not attending to the problem,they are more concerned about relection than getting their job done.
Sep 11, 2012 5:22PM
Prices shouldnt be rising, but they raise prices at will, another sell-out from political figures!!
Sep 11, 2012 5:21PM
The only way to get out of this problem is to drill for every gallon of oil we can and keep the money in this country. We have enough oil to last us another 200 years. if someone does come up with a car that will run on tap water so be it but until then we need to generate as much income as we can before oil becomes obsolete. Nobody every said that did they. Oil is a natural resource and should be used to our advantage. Secondly the Government should get a larger cut of any oil that is drilled out of government lands. Those funds should be directly applied to the national debt. We could pay off the national debt with fuel sales alone. By the time we pay off the debt some other technology may be available. But until then paying off the national debt will benefit everyone. The dollar will be worth much more. Inflation will be kept in check. Everyone's taxes will go down. It's a win win for everyone. We need to start thinking a head and selling our fuel on the open market and using the revenue from drilling on federal lands to pay off or debt is a good plan to start with.  We have enough oil to bail us out. 
Sep 11, 2012 5:18PM
lets be "real" the answer is "because they can"  and the rest of us suffer while they get richer! (commuter from soledad to carmel, ca)
Sep 11, 2012 5:14PM
why are gas prices rising..because they can. Speculators are running unchecked, and the consumer is being screed over while Wall Street gets richer. It's really that simple.
Sep 11, 2012 5:13PM
Gas is high because of all the greedy CEO's, who make millions off of gas, plus all the Politicians who make a bundle off their stocks.
Sep 11, 2012 5:09PM
what is stupid title "Ask an expert: Why are gas prices rising?"
Sep 11, 2012 5:00PM
Has nothing to do with the president, its oil speculators. They all need to be strung up in public hangings.
Sep 11, 2012 4:59PM


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