I don't know if it's weather-related or competition-related or what, but this one gas station near me had its gas swing from $2.25 to $1.74 back to $2.25 in one 24-hour period. Now it's at $2.19. The one across the street is at $1.99. I feel like the gas stations are trying to find a happy medium, but they don't know what it is.
Many in the news are saying that it is in response to a refinery strike. (LINK)
Are the unions to blame for the high gas prices?
Since bargaining first started on Jan. 21, the union has rejected five offers from Shell.
The union is seeking annual pay increases of 6 percent, double the size of those in the last agreement. It also wants work that has been given in the past to non-union contractors to start going to USW members, a tighter policy to prevent workplace fatigue and reductions in members' out-of-pocket payments for healthcare.