Oil and Gas

Consumer Information

Press Releases

Studies

Testimony and Comments


Consumer Information

  • CFA Fact Sheet on Consumer Concern about Oil Imports and Gas Prices and Support for 60 MPG, 03/29/11. (PDF)

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Press Releases

  • Oil Speculation on Wall Street Devastates Household Budgets on Main Street, 11/3/11. (PDF)
  • Wall Street’s Oil Speculation Clobbers Main Street’s Consumers, 10/13/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper in Response to Obama's Speech on America's Energy Security, 03/30/11. (PDF)
  • CFA Surveys Reveal Record Public Concern About Gas Prices and Dependence on Oil Imports, 03/16/11. (PDF)
  • Americans Strongly Support Cutting Oil Consumption, Increasing Fuel Economy Standards to 50 MPG, 05/18/10. (PDF)
  • Large Majority of Americans Remain Concerned About Gas Prices and Oil Imports, 11/24/09. (PDF)
  • Despite $1.90 Pump Price, a Large Majority of Americans Remain Concerned about Gas Prices and Oil Import Dependence, 02/03/09. (PDF)
  • Despite Supply Glut, Consumers Face Soaring Gasoline Prices, New Report Finds, 03/26/08. (PDF)
  • CFA Lauds Passage of Senate Energy Bill, 12/14/07. (PDF)
  • New CFA Report: Consumer Energy Costs Skyrocket; Strong Support for Congressional Action, Poll Shows, 10/30/07. (PDF)
  • Americans Alarmed About Dependence on Oil Imports and Resulting High Gas Prices and Funding Terrorism, 05/21/07. (PDF)
  • Consumers Still Greatly Concerned About Better Gas Mileage and Oil Imports Despite Falling Gas Prices, 11/13/06. (PDF)
  • Oil Giants Continue to Benefit from US Energy Policy While Consumers and the Nation Suffer, 08/08/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Releases Blueprint for Lowering Gasoline Costs Through Reduced Oil Consumption and Imports, 05/25/06. (PDF)
  • 50 MPG Feasible, Affordable and Economical: New CFA analysis shows $3/gal Gasoline Can Make it Happen by 2030, 05/08/06. (PDF)
  • CFA Releases 12 Simple Tips That Can Reduce Dependence on Foreign Oil and Save Consumers Billions of Dollars, 12/27/05. (PDF)
  • New Report Shows Nearly Three-Quarters of Americans Concerned About Future Gas Prices, 09/01/05. (PDF)

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Studies

  • A Case Of Wall Street “Déjà Vu All Over Again” Excessive Speculation And Oil Price Shock Recessions, 10/13/11. (PDF)
  • Gasoline Prices and Expenditures Report, 03/16/11. (PDF)
  • U.S. Oil Market Fundamentals and Public Opinion Report, 05/18/10. (PDF)
  • A Boom for Big Oil – A Bust for Consumers: An Analysis of Policies to Meet American Energy Needs, 09/16/08. (PDF)
  • Ending America's Oil Addiction: A Quarterly Report on Consumption, Prices and Imports First Quarter, 2008, 04/21/08. (PDF)
  • Rising Gasoline Prices: Why Can't Consumers Catch a Break?, 03/26/08. (PDF)
  • No Time to Waste: America's Energy Situation is Dangerous, But Congress Can Adopt New Policies to Secure Our Future, 10/30/07. (PDF)
  • Big Oil v. Ethanol: The Consumer Stake in Expanding the Production of Liquid Fuels, 07/23/07. (PDF)
  • National Cost-Benefit Analysis of Increasing Fuel Economy by 10 mpg Over 10 Years, 06/04/07. (PDF)
  • Stuck In Neutral: America's Failure to Improve Motor Vehicle Fuel Efficiency 1996-2005, 11/13/06. (PDF)
  • Time to Change the Record on Oil Policy, 08/08/06. (PDF)
  • A Blueprint for Energy Security: Addressing Consumer Concerns About Gasoline Prices and Supplies by Reducing Consumption and Imports, 05/25/06. (PDF)
  • 50 by 2030: Why $3.00 Gasoline Makes the 50 Mile per Gallon Car Feasible, Affordable and Economic, 05/08/06. (PDF)
  • The Impact of Rising Prices on Household Gasoline Expenditures, 09/01/05. (PDF)
  • Responding To Turmoil In Natural Gas Markets: The Consumer Case For Aggressive Policies To Balance Supply And Demand, 12/15/04. (PDF)
  • Fueling Profits: Industry Consolidation, Excess Profits & Federal Neglect, 05/11/04. (PDF)
  • Spring Break in the U.S. Oil Industry: Price Spikes, Excess Profits and Excuses, 10/01/03. (PDF)

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Testimony and Comments

  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on the the American Energy Initiative before the House Energy and Commerce Committee, 03/17/11. (PDF)
  • Statement of Mark Cooper on ExxonMobil's Second Quarter 2008 Profits and the Drilling Policy Debate, 07/31/08. (PDF)
  • Testimony of Dr. Mark Cooper on Energy Market Manipulation before Senate Commerce Committee, 06/03/08. (PDF)
  • Statement of Dr. Mark Cooper on Consumer Effects of Retail Gas Prices Before the Judiciary Committee Antitrust Task Force, 05/07/08. (PDF)
  • Mark Cooper Testimony on the Strategic Petroleum Reserve before the Select Committee for Energy Independence and Global Warming, 04/24/08. (PDF)
  • Consumers Want a Plan to Fill Their Tanks, NOT Empty Their Wallets; Consumer Group Advertisement in Congress Daily, 11/14/07. (PDF)
  • Re: New CFA Study Finds $400 Billion in Savings by 2020 From CAFE, Biofuels and R.E.S. Provisions in Energy Legislation, 10/31/07. (PDF)
  • Statement of CFA's Dr. Mark Cooper, Director of Research, Regarding Oil Consumption, 05/21/07. (PDF)
  • CFA Letter to Senator Daniel K. Inouye Regarding the Ten-in-Ten Fuel Economy Act, 04/20/07. (PDF)

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