|Updated: 3/06/2012 1:32 pm
||Published: 3/02/2012 9:31 pm
Tulsa drivers are pulling their hair out after another price jolt at the pump. The latest spike had a gallon of regular jumping from $3.34 to $3.49.
“They're killing me right now, you see this truck,” Calvin Stamps told FOX23.
“I think they're kind of ridiculous, they're going up by the night,” April Coger said.
“It goes down a penny at a time, (but then it) jumps up 15 cents in one day. That's ridiculous,” Lora Gosvener said.
Drivers are now filling up $10 or $20 at a time, and they are starting to point fingers.
“I blame the government for this. This is ridiculous,” Stamps said.
One man who wants to be in charge of the government told Tulsa last month he can solve the problem.
“If we consciously open up federal land and we consciously open offshore developments we can create enough oil and gas to be independent of the Middle East period,” Newt Gingrich told at Oral Roberts.
Gingrich so confident in his plan that he said, “There’s no reason we can't get gasoline down between $2 and $2.50 a gallon.”
Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum each have a similar plan to increase oil production here at home. They say it can help lower gas prices, but not one has made as bold a prediction as the former speaker. Do Tulsa drivers buy it?
“I don’t know,” Coger told FOX23.
“I think it's more than one person. I don't think one person controls this, I don't,” Gosvener said.
April is hopeful that no matter who is sitting in the Oval Office, prices will trickle down someday.
“They'll be going up for the meanwhile, but eventually, as it went down before, it'll go down again.”
Criticisms President Obama is not doing enough to speed up domestic fuel production may be false.
The Associated Press reported that more gas has been produced in the U.S. in each of Obama’s three years in office than at any time since 1936 and active U.S. oil rigs increased 22.5 percent last year.