Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wednesday Graveyard: "Live" - 2.3

The third episode is here, and for the first time being posted actually on a Wednesday. Pretty impressive. This week it's a themed episode, thanks to Laura whose blog you should read. She suggested I try it and I am pretty happy with the results.

We have Feist, Etta James, The Jezabels... a pretty incredible show. My links are... mildly entertaining too.

Have a listen! Enjoy!

1 comment:

Barbara Hildt said...

Oil speculators are causing gas price increases.

Rampant speculation has artificially pushed up gasoline prices to nearly $4 a gallon. Sen. Bernie Sanders “is fighting back,” ABC News reported. A letter signed by 70 members of Congress – 23 senators and 47 members of the House – told federal regulators to enforce provisions of the Wall Street reform law and curb speculation in crude oil markets.

They stressed that gasoline prices are up despite high supplies and low demand. According to the Energy Information Administration, the supply of oil and gasoline is greater today than it was three years ago, when the national average price for a gallon of gasoline was just $1.90. Today, the national average is more than $3.70 a gallon at a time when the demand for oil in the U.S. is at its lowest level since April of 1997.

Citing a recent report from Goldman Sachs, a major oil speculator, Forbes magazine said excessive oil speculation adds $.56 to the price of a gallon of gas. Exxon Mobil, the Saudi Arabian government, the American Trucking Association, Delta Airlines, the Petroleum Marketers Association of America and the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis agree excessive oil speculation significantly increases oil and gasoline prices.