Refiners have to buy credits according to The American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009 (passed in the House June 26, 2009) would amend the Clean Air Act by establishing a cap-and-trade system designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and would cap emissions from refineries and allow trading of emissions permits (allowances). The U.S. Oil Refining Industry: Background in Changing Markets and Fuel Policies OK.. sol follow this... The global warming supporters concerned about how "global warming" is causing glaciers to melt and causing rising sea levels.. Seems reasonable doesn't it??? FACTS: There are 343 quintillion gallons of water in all the oceans. How many gallons of water does the ocean have Supposedly all the glaciers in the world were melting 385 billion tons of water. SO in consideration of concerns about all that water rising sea levels we are paying higher gas prices cause refiners have to pay credits... The addition of 385 billion tons of water by melting glaciers would add OK... the equivalent of .000056% of all the water in all the oceans! This is the same as 23 ounces of water in an 648,000 gallons of an Olympic pool! http://www.frenchtribune.com/teneur/129337-himalayan-glaciers-not-melting-entire-fast"]http://www.frenchtribune.com/teneur/129337-himalayan-glaciers-not-melting-entire-fast"]http://www.frenchtribune.com/teneur/129337-himalayan-glaciers-not-melting-entire-fast In summary.. we are paying skyrocketing prices for gas because some people convinced politicians to pass a bill that forces refiners to pay for credits (passed on to us..higher prices) BECAUSE of the concern that the OCEANS will have .000056% more WATER!