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Lawmakers, Drivers Want Answers about High Gas Prices

May 13th, 2008 by flanews

Congress is poised to investigate what role speculators are playing in rising gas prices. When Governor Charlie Crist was Attorney General he called oil executives on the carpet twice. As Whitney Ray tells us, drivers want answers.

Hear it Here: Lawmakers, Drivers Want Answers about High Gas Prices

Ashley McKeen can no longer afford to go see her family because of high gas prices.

I use to go home every other weekend. Were a pretty close family, but I cant do that anymore, said McKeen.

Gas prices are so high this delivery truck driver only drives while working. When Ira Haggs hangs up his work keys, he grabs handle bars.

I just ride a bike. I dont even have a car anymore, said Haggs.

The prices keep climbing. The price at this Tallahassee station was 10 cents cheaper just six days ago. Some US lawmakers are calling for an investigation into the record oil prices. While Governor Charlie Crist was Attorney General he met with oil executives twice. No action was taken following the meetings.

You hold hearing to see what kind of evidence you might uncover and I applaud the congresss efforts to do that, said Crist.

Drivers want answers, now.

Theres just confusion as to why the gas is so high. I hear so many different opinions from so many different kinds of people that I have no idea as to what the real reason is and quiet frankly I would like a real answer, said Carolyn Hazelwood.

Finding real answers is a sentiment now being shared by drivers and lawmakers. Experts expect gas to hit the four dollar mark by the end of summer.

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