Q. Why are gas prices so high?
The following online document from the Department of Energy (DOE) discusses how gasoline prices are established, why they fluctuate, and why they differ according to region: http://www.eia.gov/energyexplained/index.cfm?page=gasoline_factors_affecting_prices
For information from the DOE on diesel prices, see http://www.eia.doe.gov/bookshelf/brochures/diesel/index.html
The DOE Energy and Price Trends web site is: http://www.energy.gov/pricestrends/index.htm
For additional information or guidance, your best course of action is to contact the DOE directly.
Contact information for the DOE can be found at: http://www.eia.doe.gov/contactus.html
You may also wish to contact your elected federal or state representatives. For contact information, please see http://www.usa.gov/Contact/US-Congress.shtml.