Data from price tracker GasBuddy.com shows that three states -- Oklahoma, Louisiana and Ohio -- have at least one station each selling regular gas for less than $1.90 a gallon. Cheap gas is most frequently found at stations in Oklahoma, which was the first state to break the $2 a gallon mark on Dec. 3.
Another ten states -- Alabama, Arizona, Colorado, Indiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas and Virginia -- also have gas for less than $2.
Whenever gas prices rise, politicians feel the need to hold hearings and reprimand the market for 'gouging.' While understanding the question is facetious, why don't we see a similar call when prices fall? After all, low prices hurt renewable energy industries.
Or do we not care about those industries?