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Blackburn on Historic High Gas Prices in Middle Tennessee


Location: Washington, DC

Blackburn On Historic High Gas Prices In Middle Tennessee

Democrat Politics Mean Pain At The Pump

According to statistics compiled by AAA, the price for a regular gallon of gasoline in Nashville reached $3.153 yesterday, the highest price ever recorded. Congressman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) made the following remark in reaction to the news:

"It will cost Tennessee families over $500 more to fill up their car this year than it did last year. That would have been a few family trips to the grocery store, if energy prices hadn't also driven up the cost of food. Middle Tennessee families are paying more at the pump than they ever have before and as a result they find that they have too much month left at the end of their money. The cost of a barrel of oil is nearly twice what it was when Speaker Pelosi took over. This is precisely the wrong time for Democrats to propose tax hikes for energy companies and more tax hikes for Tennesseans."

* AAA fuel prices for metropolitan areas in Tennessee can be found here:

* According to the Energy Information Agency, light sweet crude was $55.29 a barrel on 1/4/07. Today, oil traded as high as $107.95.

* According to the Energy Information Agency, national average price per gallon of gasoline was $2.26 on 1/8/07. AAA data listed Nashville gas prices as $3.153 on 3/9/08

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