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Oil prices jumped to well over $100 a barrel, and analysts say it's due to tension in the Middle East. So, luckily, it's just a temporary thing.

JAY LENO, The Tonight Show, Feb. 21, 2012

We must proceed with our own energy development. Exploitation of domestic petroleum and natural gas potentialities, along with nuclear, solar, geothermal, and non-fossil fuels is vital. We will never again permit any foreign nation to have Uncle Sam over a barrel of oil.

GERALD R. FORD, speech, Jan. 26, 1974

Because we are now running out of gas and oil, we must prepare quickly for a third change, to strict conservation and to the use of coal and permanent renewable energy sources, like solar power.

JIMMY CARTER, televised speech, Apr. 18, 1977

The use of solar energy has not been opened up because the oil industry does not own the sun.

RALPH NADER, Loose Talk

Our enemies are fully aware that they can use oil as a weapon against America. And if we don't take this threat as seriously as the bombs they build or the guns they buy, we will be fighting the War on Terror with one hand tied behind our back.

BARACK OBAMA, speech, Feb. 28, 2006

What's going to happen is, very soon, we're going to run out of petroleum, and everything depends on petroleum. And there go the school buses. There go the fire engines. The food trucks will come to a halt. This is the end of the world.

KURT VONNEGUT, JR., Rolling Stone, Aug. 24, 2006

If Europe's example is any guide, here are the two secrets of coping with expensive oil: own fuel-efficient cars, and don't drive them too much.

PAUL KRUGMAN, "Stranded in Suburbia," New York Times, May 19, 2008

Whoever controls oil controls much more than oil.

JOHN MCCAIN, speech, Jun. 17, 2008

The oil industry says that if they are allowed to drill more, they can create a million jobs. Of course, most of those jobs would be cleaning oil off of ducks.

CONAN O'BRIEN, Conan, Sep. 7, 2011

Why are politicians so eager to pin the blame for oil prices on speculators? Because it lets them believe that we don’t have to adapt to a world of expensive gas.

PAUL KRUGMAN, "Fuels on the Hill," New York Times, Jun. 27, 2008


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