Lisa Margonelli on "Oil On the Brain" by Mitch E. Perry

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Gasoline prices have gone up an average of 20 cents per gallon nationwide in the past two weeks.  According to the latest Lundberg Survey released over the weekend,  The retail price of self-serve regular gas rose to $2.55 cents per gallon.

The spike comes as House Democrats are pushing automakers to accept higher fuel-economy standards, and as President Bush is stepping up his campaign to promote alternative fuels.

Prices are highest today in California, where a gallon of regular sells for $3.09, on average. Motorists in the San Francisco area are paying $3.25.

Author Lisa Margonelli’s new book, Oil On the Brain was hailed by the New York Times Book Review as the 2nd Best written story on the modern history of oil….

WMNF spoke with Lisa Margonelli late last month about her book.Margonelli has an entire chapter devoted to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  What it actually is, and what an important part it plays in our domestic politics. (roll tape#1 o.q.”to put it mildly”) That’s Lisa Maronelli, the author of “Oil On the Brain”. 

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