WICHITA — Call me a cynic, but the American Petroleum Institute is calling a news conference tomorrow to offer a plan for what President Obama can do to help consumers get lower gas prices. Well, I’m guessing it’s another opportunity to demand that Obama relax drilling regulations. I doubt it will be telling oil companies to reduce profit levels or for the government to crack down on speculators, or some other strategy to lower prices.
API President Jack Gerard will also release a new national poll about what voters think about higher energy taxes. One guess on what that is.