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"Hybrid Nation"

Sunday, August 13, 2006

'Sticky' prices for fuel adhere to your wallet

Associated Press

While U.S. oil companies blame the global oil market for high gasoline prices, a close analysis of pricing suggests it's not so simple: The run-up at the pump also comes from domestic refining, which is largely controlled by Big Oil.

In consultation with economists, the Associated Press examined pricing trends since 1999. It found evidence that:

The portion of gasoline prices tied to refining has ballooned all on its own, apart from oil.
•The suspicion of frustrated drivers is correct: After upward spikes, the price of gasoline drops back more slowly than the price of oil — and someone pockets the difference.
The petroleum industry knows that many drivers are steamed about both its record prices and profits.
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