Join Chris Faulkner, CEO of Breitling Energy along with co-host Thomas Miller on Powering America Radio, the program dedicated to freeing the United States from foreign oil.
On this episode of Powering America with Chris Faulkner, we have a roundtable today with radio veteran Mark Willis, our Bakken Reporter, Bill Palanuk, and Jessica Sena of the Montana Petroleum Association.
Topics include the Mexican oil and gas reforms, and is Mexico positioned to become an economic leader as a one of the world’s major energy suppliers? Then we transition to Seattle, where gas prices are not coming down as the price of oil descends. There’s nearly a .70 cent spread between the price of gasoline in Houston, Texas and Seattle, Washington, and with good reason. Layer after layer of regulations, taxes, and pushing the energy infrastructure away is now paying off at the pump. Interestingly, Seattle residents are wondering why the price of gas hasn’t caught up with them!
Our special guest today is Adrian Moore of the Reason Foundation, an expert on the U.S. highway system. Roads are in terrible shape, and most Americans want them repaired, but aren’t willing to pay for it. Could road repair mean higher gas prices, if a gas tax was added? And since the federal government has mis-managed highway funds so far, could it be left up to the states to straighten this out, and can even they be trusted?