To protect American jobs, the U.S. should support the price of oil as it has done throughout its history. The price of oil is mainly determined by supply and demand. The recurring problem is that, when the price of oil declines, the oil producers produce more to make up for the smaller profit margin, which in turn further increase supply and decrease price. This is one of the reasons the U.S. and the states historically restricted the supply of oil to keep price stable.
Keep reading at the Daily Texan.
Is a policy analyst for TCAP, a coalition of cities and other political subdivisions that purchase electricity in the deregulated market for their own governmental use. Because high energy costs can impact municipal budgets and the ability to fund essential services, TCAP, as part of its mission, actively promotes affordable energy policies. High energy prices also place a burden on local businesses and home consumers.