07/07/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Offshore Drilling: How $4 Gas Set Off Loud Calls For Its Expansion

It all started in the summer of 2008. Gas prices reached a record national average of $4 a gallon by early June. By late June, the political jockeying around gas prices was in full swing.

As the summer dragged on, the calls for drilling got louder.

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