There are many reasons for the high gasoline prices Americans have been experiencing at the pump.  But part of the problem may be coming from the government itself, according to Ben Lieberman of the Competitive Enterprise Institute who recently testified before Congress on this very subject.  Comments Lieberman: “Although rising oil prices are the biggest reason for the increases in the price of gasoline, costly federal regulations have made a bad situation worse. From rules that led to more than a dozen different gasoline blends for specific markets to requirements that have hampered construction of needed refineries, Washington has created a regulatory web that needs to be streamlined if we are ever to see long-term relief at the pumps.”

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