According to an article written in the New York Times back in 2012, the president has no role in the prices of gasoline in the United States. In actuality it is us as the people that determine the price of gasoline. The reasoning behind this is that gasoline is in a global market. As Americans we are all part of the large consumption of gas yet we do not have a large supply. In July of 2013 an article released that Obama policies helped the incline in gasoline prices. Experts say that it is difficult to put the blame on the president but the data shows that the increase has been during the time of Obama’s presidency. According to Climate Progress there are charts and data displayed that say Obama doesn’t set the gas prices. These data and charts suggest that if China and India stay demanding petroleum then our gasoline prices are most likely going to continue to stay hi.