As gas prices rise, the Liberals go on the attack against Premier John Horgan in the B.C. legislature.Following the bouncing ball in Premier John Horgan’s gas-price blame-game gets more more complicated by the day. Each day seems to produce another object of scorn for Horgan, as he blames everybody but himself for Metro Vancouver’s soaring gas prices, the highest ever seen in North America.Some days Horgan blames Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for buying the delayed Trans Mountain pipeline expansion project, instead of building a new oil refinery to produce more gas for Vancouver drivers.On other days he blames federal competition regulators for not cracking down on price-gouging by Big Oil companies.And just last week Horgan called on Alberta to build more refineries on its side of the border and send lots of cheap gas our way to relieve the pain in drivers’ wallet. That last one really makes you question Horgan’s grip on reality since Jason Kenney, the incoming premier of Alberta, is already furious at Horgan’s pipeline opposition.Kenney is no mood to help out Horgan and price-weary drivers. In fact, he’s threatened to cut off oil-and-gas shipments to B.C. and make our pain at the pump even more excruciating.Monday was yet another day of finger-pointing by Horgan, this time going after B.C. gas retailers marking-up their prices too high.“The average refining margin in Canada is 20.8 cents, in British Columbia it’s 42.7,” he said. “That’s a problem. We need to work together to fix it.”The argument appeared to be lifted from a new report produced by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, a left-leaning think-tank, which has called for government regulation of gas prices. That’s something Horgan once called for himself, back when he was on the opposition benches. But now Horgan thinks price regulation wouldn’t help much, so he has backed away from the idea.All of this has left Horgan stamping his feet in frustration as drivers get hosed at the pump. If only there was something he could do himself, right? But wait! What about all those provincial gas taxes? The Horgan government collects 35 cents a litre every time you fill-up. Couldn’t he just cut gas taxes, also the highest on the continent?Of course he could. But he won’t. Horgan slammed Liberal Leader Andrew Wilkinson on Monday for suggesting a gas-tax cut, saying the government needs the money.“I was just looking at a list of projects that wouldn’t have been able to be funded if the leader of the opposition had given back gas taxes,” Horgan said, proceeding to list highway improvements in Liberal ridings. Horgan said the oil companies would just keep jacking up their prices anyway, even if he cut gas taxes. And he slammed the Liberals for increasing gas taxes when they were in power.“Of the 16 cents in gas-tax increases that have happened since 2003, 14 cents of them came from that side of the House,” Horgan told Wilkinson in Question Period. “The party that increased the taxes the most says that taxes are too high!”It was an effective shot that stung the Liberals and delighted NDP MLAs. But Horgan’s gas-price problems aren’t going away.When he was in opposition, Horgan called on the Liberals to freeze the carbon tax at just 2.5 cents a litre. As premier, Horgan just jacked up the carbon tax to 8.89 cents, and it’s set to keep rising.But the hypocrisy of the past is one thing. The gas-price crunch of today is quite another. Horgan seems to want to do something. He just doesn’t seem to know what. And the Liberals love email@example.com/MikeSmythNewsCLICK HERE to report a typo. Is there more to this story? We’d like to hear from you about this or any other stories you think we should know about. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.