Crude oil futures hit $100 a barrel for the first time during trading today. Thatâ€™s twice as high as at the start of last year. Oil prices are being driven upward by demand in United States, China and elsewhere and by an unstable Middle East. If prices remain high, some analysts predict that gasoline could hit $4 a gallon by next spring. So why havenâ€™t energy issues been a higher priority in the presidential campaign?
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