They ARE going UP…..
And American’s see this everytime the fill the tank….This is NOT helpful to President Biden and the idea that the economny is getting Better?
The expliantion is now about the heat….
After six months of holding nearly steady, gasoline prices have suddenly lurched nearly 30 cents higher in the past month to an average $3.82 per gallon nationwide, according to AAA.
It’s a glaring example of how the heat that’s been baking much of the United States in recent weeks — and which scientists say is exacerbated by climate change — is threatening the economy with new inflationary pressures, as well as public health.
At least four fuel-making plants in Texas and Louisiana — the states that are home to half the nation’s refining capacity — have suffered outages at least in part due to heat in recent weeks, according to Patrick De Haan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy. And even the refineries that are still churning away are likely producing less because petroleum expands in high temperatures, he said.
That’s an ominous sign as the planet heads toward what scientists say could be a record warm year — coming just seven years after the previous record.
A spokesperson for the trade group American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers said in a statement that U.S. refineries have suffered some unplanned outages this season that can be attributed to weather as well as unexpected maintenance after “extended periods of high utilization.”….