Direct part of oil windfall to where it’s truly needed

Commentary | August 6, 2008 | By Marilyn Watkins | Everett Herald

I met someone in the grocery store the other day who had just moved back to the city from the suburbs. The reason: gas prices. A year ago the average cost per gallon in Washington was $2.96. On Aug. 1, it was $4.17, according to AAA. That's 18 cents below the peak price a few weeks ago. With global demand booming, gas is going to stay expensive.

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