U.S. presidents have little control over the price that consumers pay for gasoline. As the Energy Information Administration explains, gasoline prices are mainly affected by the price of crude oil, a fossil fuel that is refined into gasoline. And the p
A viral piece of copypasta gets a few things wrong about gas prices.
Biden is answering public frustration with high gas prices by seeking a three-month pause in the federal gas tax, while encouraging gas tax holidays in the states. But economists have doubts about the idea.
Gas prices skyrocketed in the summer of 2022.
An old photo displaying a "test price" to mark the opening of a new 7-Eleven store does not reflect the actual gas price.
“Gas in Canada is $9.00 a gallon.”
On June 19 2022 a Facebook user posted a concise status update, encouraging others to participate in a June 3 to 5 2022 gas boycott; it read: Do NOT Buy gas July 3-5!! Do NOT Buy gas July 3-5!! Do NOT Buy gas July 3-5!! As of June 22 2022, the post rac
President Joe Biden will call on Congress to suspend federal gasoline and diesel taxes for three months.
An image shows gas prices on Jan. 6, 2021.
The "prophecy" has not been fulfilled.
"The impact of President Biden being beholden to the Green New Deal radicals in his party has electricity costs through the roof in Texas."
https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/never-forget-january-6th/ Social media posts with pictures of gas pri
As they campaign to win the election in November, Republicans are blaming Democrats for record-high gas prices, and Democrats are shifting the blame to oil companies. Florida Republican Marco Rubio […] The post There are no easy answers on reduci
As gas prices hit a record high of $5 in the U.S. in mid-2022, some social media users shared misleading posts in reference to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.
Does squeezing the gas pump at "top speed" put more air in your tank, ultimately overcharging you for less than a full tank worth of fuel? No, that's not true: A representative of the American Automobile Association (AAA) emailed Lead Sto
A Big Boy restaurant sign said Donald Trump "was right" when he "predicted if Biden was elected, you'd see $5, $6 and $7 gas."
Experts don’t see ways for elected officials to quickly cut gas prices, but there might be moves to reduce prices over time.
Is Shell gas company doing a giveaway of $500 gas cards for $1.95 or a $250 gas card after completing a survey? No, that's not true: A spokesperson for Shell responded to Lead Stories by email on June 15, 2022, saying that Shell is not pr
A June 4 2022 Facebook post about gas prices in May 2020 had been shared more than 200,000 times as of June 15 2022: Black text against a green background read: Btw, gas was $1.87 on Memorial Day in 2020 when the mean tweeter was in office. Former Un
President Joe Biden called on U.S. oil refiners to produce more gasoline and diesel, saying their profits have tripled during a time of war between Russia and Ukraine as Americans struggle with record high prices at the pump.
Gas prices in the U.S. are nearing a record high. That said, gas is often more expensive in other countries than in the U.S.
"President Biden confirm(ed) everyone will receive their $1k gas checks this week!!"
California has the highest average price at $6.40 a gallon.
Was gasoline costing $8.88 a gallon at a Murphy USA gas station in Jasper, Alabama, in early June 2022? No, that's not true: A representative for Murphy USA emailed Lead Stories to say that the Jasper location was not open for business wh
Quick Take A supply and demand imbalance, exacerbated by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, led to a surge in gasoline prices. But an online statement attributed to a supposed “BP Oil Executive” blames gasoline prices on U.S. dependence on foreign oil
Did the Department of Energy (DOE) say Americans buy at least 40 gallons of gas per week? No, that's not true: There is no evidence that the DOE ever published statistics that made this claim, and the 40-gallons-of-gas-per-week claim also
No. 1: Don’t draw broad conclusions on the fuel economy based on one or a few pictures of gas station signs.
The per gallon average reached $4.96, with California drivers paying the most.
“The N.C. GOP came out in support of Sen. [Rick] Scott's extremist policy to ‘Rescue America.’”
Biden gave Americans “the cheapest gas prices on Earth.”
Did a BP executive named "Brice Cromwell" write a commentary being shared on social media that blames the high cost of oil and gasoline on the United States not producing enough of "our very own American made product"? No, that's not true
One way to give undue weight to a political opinion is to pretend that it originated with a credible or authoritative source.
With U.S. gasoline prices rapidly rising, we're collecting photos of signs depicting fuel prices at gas stations across the country. Send us one.
A Costco gas pump screen said “Don’t blame us. Blame Joe Biden.”
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The message was supposedly documented in a photo of a Costco Wholesale gas pump displaying a Kirkland Fuel logo and a total of $147.34 for 26.458 gallons purchased.
Did a digital display screen at a Costco Wholesale gas pump display a message that said, "Don't blame us. Blame Joe Biden"? No, that's not true: This image has been edited. The digitally altered image began appearing on Facebook on about
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Are high U.S. gas prices in 2022 related to closed pipelines? No, that's not true: The high gas prices in 2022 are mostly attributed to the price of crude oil, along with global economics and world affairs. There is no evidence that close