The Republicans and Obama haters will insist it is all Obama's fault. But that is not true. There are many circumstances outside his control that is driving the price of gas up. I do not know why the two major refineries were closed. But if production goes down by 20% the price will go up. Europe has had a long extremely cold spell which required more oil to provide fuel. Something like 100 people have frozen to death in this cold spell. China, Brazil, India and other are increasing the use of oil and gas. Not much Obama or anyone can do about that to help us. If Israel attacks Iran who knows how far that will drive the price of gas up. Iran The weakness of the dollar is also driving up prices. There are many reasons that the price of gas is going up that are not controllable in Washington.