DOE to investigate last month's gasoline price spike

US Department of Energy Sec. Spencer Abraham Sept. 3 told the House Energy and Commerce Committee his department is investigating last month's gasoline price spike. Click here to enlarge imageAbraham's action responds to concerns by some lawmakers that fuel suppliers and marketers might have overcharged motorists above and beyond normal profit-taking.But multinational oil companies aren't the only apparent villains this time: 32 senators say much of the blame should fall on Saudi Arabia because Department of Energy numbers show the kingdom curtailed crude sales to the US at the height of the summer driving season.Saudi officials deny there is any relationship between lower im...

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