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On what should be a campaign issue gas prices -- dollars and above and traditionally Blue States that would be.
California Connecticut new you'll get -- big cup population states fought almost lost.
But looking at the red states Texas south got to Mississippi Arkansas Tennessee the roll down around 36370.
Is that right correlation.
Joining us now is the gas buddy himself -- -- -- from gas buddy dot com.
I'm Patrick is that is there any relationship between the politics of these states paying four dollars and above for the Blue States.
And the politics of red states paying a lot less than four dollars.
And Buenos yeah I think you're gonna like what I say but there's an obvious connection here between what's going on in these states and the higher the gas tax the higher the gas price then drug drug.
Obviously in areas were higher gas taxes -- state spending is up and that's why gas prices are up in -- -- above four dollars a ill because their taxes are so high -- we've got a a national average now about 386 almost 387.
Do you think that this movie is a move all the got up top balance at around 393 -- what what do you think.
Well you know it would just -- quantitative easing that's that's going to be a big concern obviously prices are today are at their highest level.
Of any September date ever so.
We're seeing pain at the pump.
The worst it's ever been in September and it's not looking road good you know like -- earlier I guess that -- we got wanted to -- -- we have the Middle East to be concerned about.
Now I I would be in complete agreement with oil prices being lower -- that would help gas prices be lower.
We'll be that -- -- may there's a lot of fear a lot of uncertainty around the economy the dollars taking a huge hit oil prices are closing and now under box yeah.
But we may see early but it's going to be limited you know once you've been talking a my -- Sandra Smith -- -- I don't know why vision is laughing back.
I have a -- value out and one thing.
Really I mean that that -- the red states are closer to the source their closeness of the Gold Coast refineries in the United States.
You think that a reason what I don't.
Don't miss quote my -- Gas buddy Patrick that he I would say it's the it's the tax the level of taxation in those states that allow the -- -- is yet the blues which is always high price because that you know -- guy wrote something in here.
You know lot Canadian crude oil comes directly down -- the Chicago region and it goes right -- refinery in northwest Indiana that's pretty close to the source of the well.
But it would could there be a lot more Canadian -- -- we built a pipeline wouldn't that at the net.
Well there there would be but it wouldn't necessarily be flying to Chicago but the argument here is that all these areas in the south are close to proximity and close -- the oil.
Well Chicago has a direct connection to all the Canadian oil and in Canada's are number one source of oil.
And we have local refineries here so why are prices so high here it's.
Because taxes are excellent point after you -- -- listen to the man with the exit exit had -- -- Patrick.