Who is responsible for high gasoline prices?

Americans are informed that the law of supply and demand is the cause. This from the September issue of “Popular Mechanics”: “We burned through more than 142 billion gallons of gasoline last year, or 16 million gallons an hour.”

“The End of Fossil Energy,” by John G. Howe, claims that cars with internal combustion engines are about 25 percent efficient. That means 12 million gallons of gasoline are wasted per hour.

Drilling for even more oil does not seem to be the smartest way to go.

The public needs to demand more efficiency.

Looking in the mirror may help people determine who is responsible.

David Trider, Leeds

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