Gas Prices & Income, Nationally (by County)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008 | 03:30 PM

Today's Chart Porn is The Varying Impact of Gas Prices (via the NYT), which looks at local Gas Prices, Median Income, and (surprise!) Percentage of Income spent on Gas :
click thru for interactive graphic

courtesy of NYT

It would be interesting to compare this chart with another overlay: How various counties voted in 2006, and how they end up voting in 2008 Presidential and Congressional elections.

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You want data from this guy Robert J. Vanderbei (also embedded as follows). Review boundaries of the US "NRG corridor"; trend of price level is strongly correlated to regulatory controls at state level. (I've not crunched the numbers: qualitative analysis) I suspect, repeal of PUHCA in 2005 has exacerbated interstate arbitrage opportunities by refining operater --many of these domestics are oil major subsidaries not located in the corridor but border states. Note also voting history of reps in the "corridor" tends to disabuse renewable energy investment by IOUs or the feds in R&D.

Posted by: Mary | Jun 10, 2008 4:11:58 PM

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