Why is Gas So High: An Urban Conversation

Why is Gas So High: An Urban Conversation


That question and many more energy related questions will be answered at

Oil: An urban conversation with WVON’s Cliff Kelley
The American Petroleum Institute presents a forum on America’s energy future from 9:45 a.m. till 2:30 p.m.
April 27,2012
Chicago State University’s Jones Convocation Center
9501 S. King Drive.

An engaging and robust series of panels will address gas costs, the Keystone pipeline, oil production and jobs, and the role and responsibility of petroleum in fueling our economy and lifestyles. Featured speakers include Martin “Marty” Durbin, API’s executive vice president of government affairs, and Prof. Jonathan Jackson, of CSU’s College of Business and a noted human rights advocate. This event will be simulcast on WVON 1690 AM, featuring host Cliff Kelley. To reserve a seat, contact 773.336.3463, or visit WVON.com and click on Vote4Energy. A light breakfast and buffet lunch is provided.


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  • I thought that the urban conversation would be on something more urban, such as:

    1. Gas prices are lower in the collar counties because taxes are lower, and they don't impose Cook County sales and fuel taxes.

    2. Gas prices are lower in the suburbs because they don't impose City of Chicago fuel taxes.

    3. Probably other factors, such as land prices and the threat of robbery also add to city gas prices.

    Now, if any of them understand the futures market for North Brent Crude, demand in markets such as China and India, gasoline imports and exports, the exotic fuel blends in this area, etc., I will be surprised.

    Heck, even if they can explain why gasoline is about $4.32 in Skokie and $4.17 just across the Edens Expressway in Morton Grove, I'll be surprised.

  • In reply to jack:

    Jack, you need to be there and pose those questions to the panelist

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