The price of crude oil hit $30 per barrel recently, and Americans are beginning to feel the effects when they buy heating oil and gasoline. A panel talks about why the price of oil is going up, how long it could continue to rise, and how it will affect the U.S. economy.


  • John Howat National Consumer Law Center
  • Philip K. Verleger nonresident senior fellow at the Institute for International Economics
  • Adam Sieminski chief energy economist, Deutsche Bank

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