Everyone is concerned about gas prices as we are now paying more than $4.00 a gallon at the pump. The average in Louisiana is $4.14 a gallon for regular unleaded.

What has to happen to drive the prices back down? Most experts will tell you we have to drill more in the United States.

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Many were shocked to hear Vice President Kamala Harris' remarks over the weekend to the DNC on the subject of high gas prices and inflation. She said:

"Elections matter. And when folks vote, they order what they want — and in this case they got what they asked for. I went off script a little bit."

Did Americans really ask for $4 a gallon gas? I think not. Did voters ask for 20% inflation? Nope. Did we vote for the debacle in Afghanistan? Not at all. What is she thinking? I really don't understand why she would make comments like that. I am sure those remarks will come back to haunt her.

How Have Gas Prices Changed Over the Past 20 Years?

The U.S. Energy Information Agency tracks prices and says back in 1994, we were paying $1.00 a gallon for gas. It went over $2 a gallon back in May of 2004. Prices climbed just above $3 a gallon in July of 2006. In July of 2008, prices went up about $4 a gallon for the first time in history. Prices then dropped to $1.84 in 2009.

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Is the President to Blame for High Gas Prices?

Here's the list of presidents over the past 20 years. You can connect the prices at the pump to the president.

1993-2001 Bill Clinton
2001-2009 George W. Bush
2009-2017 Barack Obama
2017-2021 Donald Trump
2021- Joe Biden

Highest Gas Taxes By State in the U.S.

Here are the top 10 states for gas taxes.

States With the Most Proved Oil Reserves