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Schumer Calls on Saudis to Increase Oil Production

By WBFO News

Buffalo, NY – Gasoline prices continue to rise, setting new records on a daily basis. Drivers in the Buffalo area are now paying an average of $4.06 a gallon.

During an appearance in Buffalo Tuesday, US Senator Charles Schumer said the oil producing nations are primarily to blame. He said prices would come down if they simply boosted production.

"There's only one thing that can be done this summer that will really work, and that is put the wood to the Saudis," Schumer said. "The Saudis have 2 million barrels a day that they could pump. If they just did 1 million, the price would go down 65-cents a gallon. That's a lot."

Schumer says rising gasoline prices are driving up the cost of food. He says anxiety about higher food prices is likely to grow.