Long story short, I'm needing some hard statistics to write a Causal/Analysis research paper for English. The paper's subject: national average of fuel prices from 2001 to 2006. This paper will incorporate a graph as part of it's body, and I'm leaning towards creating a pie graph for mine. It will be about WHY I believe/I think the cause of the difference is (war, weather destroying offshore drills, general public's demand....whatever is concrete and makes sense). This IS NOT mainly about the price of crude oil barrels, this is about the price we pay at the pump (although I can't help but think the price per barrel may have something to do with it). Prof. asked for gas prices, but, me being the grease monkey I am, asked if I could write about diesel. He said that'd be great. Then, because I don't feel challenged enough, I decided I'm going to do a side-by-side-comparison/Causal of unleaded fuel to diesel fuel. Thus, I'll be needed two graphs to illustrate the comparison/reason. Prof.'s exact words were, "Don't just Google it and present me with 'loose' information. Use journal and magazine articles....". (I clued in when he said magazines, but I don't think Petersen's will make the cut! LoL!!) Magazines like Time, Washington Post, Newsweek, and so forth are what he's refering. My problem: I'm searching around on Time, and Newsweek, and I'm coming up emptier than a Frenchman's rifle. Can ya'll fellow CK5'ers with internet prowess, and a knack for locating the obscure, help me to gather information?? No, I'm not asking anyone to write the damn thing, just help gather the info/point me in the right direction. By next Wednesday, I need to show my paper's outline, and the graphs that I'll be using. This should be fun.