Well, if refinery fires are the problem lately, we should see a spike in the price of gas in the states. Yet, there seems to be a price, no matter what happens, that the oil companies will not go above.
What started the Chevron refinery fire? Did they establish this yet?
We DID see a spike in the price of gasoline in the states following the refinery fire(s). That is the point I am trying to make. I've seen $5 / gallon gas at some stations along the freeway in LA so I'm not sure what you mean by "there's a level the oil companies won't go above."
If a determination of cause was made in the Chevron fire, I didn't hear about it.
Most business price goods based on replacement cost. If the refinery fire is making such a huge impact we should see oil futures kick. Yet we are hovering at $100/barrel and $4/$5 gas. When the barrel price was $150, we were at the same price level. Oil companies are colluding.
Of course they are; do you think they're in the business of doing the right thing by the American people?
Perhaps the midwest depends more on the refineries along the Lake Michigan coast and the gulf than the ones out here, but the Chevron fire (and the Portland refinery fires before that) completely fucked the price per gallon out here.
Also, Wishomie admits he's from the Midwest Wisconsin is such a shithole.