ABSTRACT

Review of the Futures Market and Gasoline Prices, Hearing Before the Committee on Agriculture, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, April 27, 2006   [open pdf - 2MB]

The purpose of this hearing is to review the futures market and gasoline prices. Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte made the following remarks in his opening statement, "The airwaves and print media are awash in stories about increased gasoline prices. In fact, I think it is safe to say that this is one of the primary topics of conversation in the Nation's coffee shops and places of business. People are concerned, and rightly so, about the growing cost and availability of a commodity that is so essential to the American way of life. This, of course, extends to rural America, where long car trips are a part of the daily routine and farmers and ranchers rely on large amounts of gasoline and diesel fuel to run their equipment. Higher import costs do place a significant burden on our producers, and I want to ensure that no one is bearing the burden unwarrantedly." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Bob Goodlatte, Sam Graves, Collin C. Peterson, Michael E. Sodrel, Walter L. Lukken, and James E. Newsome.

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Serial No. 109-30
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Date:
2006
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Public Domain
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