"We have high gasoline prices which are costing us about $30 more for each fill-up than the cost was when President Obama came into office." George Allen, Republican U.S. Senate candidate (Feb. 6, 2012, audio with Bearing Drift website)PolitiFact Rating: Mostly True.
If there's one thing George Allen knows, it's the price of gasoline at the pump and energy issues; indeed, he was once part of the American Energy Freedom Center. His Blueprint for America's Comeback includes his plans for unleashing America's plentiful energy resources and creativity (American Energy Freedom Act).
When Allen says gas has risen $30 since Obama became president, he's pretty much on target.