New Jersey senator introducing bills to lower gas prices 

Senator Bob Menendez is introducing measures to bring the price of gasoline down. 

Kim Glovas
May 26, 2018 - 10:00 pm
Gas Prices

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Drivers continue to feel the pain at the pump. With the cost of filling your gas tank rising across the country, New Jersey U.S. Senator Bob Menendez is introducing measures to bring prices down. 

Senator Menendez plans to introduce a four part plan to bring relief to motorists who are getting sticker shock at the pump. Part of his plan calls on oil companies to benefit consumers, not their own pockets. 

"If you drill for oil on federal lands or federal waters, the oil has to stay here in America to help lower gas prices," Menendez said. "Whether it's offshore rigs in the Gulf of Mexico, or drilling in the pristine Arctic wilderness, there's something seriously wrong about using public resources for the exclusive profit of the oil industry."

He says the Republican-controlled Congress is not working for the people either, but for Big Oil. 

"I refuse to sit idly by while watching New Jersey families get squeezed for every last penny," Menendez said. "That must be what GOP stands for, 'Grow Oil Profits.'"

Menendez wants the president to push OPEC to increase world oil production and to work for more fuel economy standards on new cars. He says less money spent at the pump means more savings for the consumer.