AKA THE UNITED STATES HAS NO SAY IN OIL PRICES
Why? Because we import oil from other countries. That's why. When you buy a product from someone else then you have to pay the price they dictate. It's that simple. No amount of government control will ever change that because it isn't theirs to change.
When the people of the US get their collective heads out of their asses and start demanding we use our own resources, tell the enviroweenies that the endangered species that they're so hell bent on saving could care less what when or how we do things, and start putting people in office who DESERVE to be there, then America's alleged tarnished image will be restored. Then you will see energy prices start dropping. And then our economy will straighten out.
It's just a damn shame it takes an election cycle to make the issues come forward.