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Obama's 'Truth Team' Caught Fibbing

Saturday, 02 Jun 2012 04:07 PM

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President Barack Obama’s “Truth Team” is not quite living up to its name when it comes to blaming Republicans for driving up gas prices.
The Obama campaign’s “Truth Team,” is described on his campaign website as “a network of supporters of President Obama who are committed to responding to unfounded attacks and defending the President’s record.” The team blames Republican donor Thomas O’Malley’s refinery company, PBF Energy, for helping to “drive gas prices up this year by curtailing gas production.” PBF Energy is America’s fourth largest petroleum refining company, and O’Malley gave $100,000 to Restore Our Future, which supports Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
But USA Today called Obama’s truth team on it and revealed that the facts do not support the claim. “The Energy Information Administration credits PBF Energy for preventing a price spike in the Northeast this year by opening a refinery in Delaware — partially offsetting the loss of production from two other Philadelphia-area refineries that have closed,” USA Today reported.
Obama’s “truth team” also botched another claim about a March fire at PBF Energy’s refinery in Delaware, saying it “directly contributed to a spike in gas prices.” USA Today countered that the fire was “under control in about an hour and had a ‘minimal impact’ on production — despite published speculation that it might hurt production and affect gasoline prices.”

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