Bush orders agencies to investigate US gasoline prices

05/01/2006
US President George W. Bush momentarily shifted his focus from longer-term alternatives and ordered more federal investigations of high gasoline prices.“Americans understand by and large that the price of crude oil is going up and that the prices are going up, but what they don’t want and will not accept is manipulation of the market. And neither will I,” he said in an address to the Renewable Fuels Association on Apr. 25.He said the Federal Trade Commission already is investigating whether prices have been unfairly manipulated since last summer’s two major Gulf Coast hurricanes.Bush said that he has directed the Justice Department to work with the FTC and Departme...
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