A total of 61 percent blamed "unethical behavior" by people involved in the production of oil and gas for the price increases, which have driven the average U.S. price for self-serve regular gasoline to nearly $3 a gallon.Mr. Logan explained that there is a point of view that says we do not have a real shortage of oil, the oil companies are manipulating supply in order to get the biggest profits. Along this line of thinking Matthew Simmon's position as an industry insider becomes a liability to his credibility instead of an asset, as he would be supporting the view that there is a shortage because he would gain from it.
Another 26 percent said the market forces of supply and demand were responsible.
The argument that has worked for me is that the oil companies don't want to say there is a shortage to their stockholders, so they would minimize this.
What do you say to people who think it's a conspiracy?