IF YOU THOUGHT THERE COULD BE NOTHING WRONG WITH PLUMMETING GAS, YOU MAY BE SURPRISED BY HOW MUCH YOUR SAVINGS ARE TIED TO THE SUCCESS (AND FAILURE) OF BIG OIL.
From Rachel Mills
After November’s midterm elections, we had been waiting with bated breath for gas prices to rise again. After all, they usually seem to dip and surge around elections. Or maybe that is only how it seems some years. Memory can be so selective.
But this time the surge in prices following the election hasn’t happened. We suggested to readers, tongue-in-cheek, to fill up their tanks on the way to the polls in anticipation for that post-election upswing, but instead, prices have kept falling. And so, instead of behind-the-scenes forces struggling to manipulate prices downwards for the benefit of the political class, it seems instead that something else is going on. [Read more…]