I am creating a list of links that show who the real culprit is in creating high fuel prices and crippling the recovery.
Alaska/Shell and Icebreakers ( EPA )
Alaska/Shell/Regulations ( Shell )
The Cost of a Gallon of Gas ( Department of Energy )
Gasoline Retail Prices ( Department of Energy )
What To Expect When Amateurs Set Oil Policies
Oil price spike: Speculators aren't to blame. ( CNNMoney )
Brooks @ PerceptionIsReality adds This Link with a detailed breakdown in the comments. Check it out and look through PerceptionIsReality for some interesting information.