an unexpected price increase
- Last week I fueled up my car at the local ARCO station for $1.48 per gallon
(39 cents per litre)--a price higher than before the war in February but
the lowest it has been since then. Just yesterday I saw an article in
The Arizona Republic confirming that overall prices for petrol were at
their lowest level since the war in Iraq began (and let's not pretend Mr.
Bush was telling the truth that it is over!)
This afternoon I took my car to the same filling station and though my
eyes were deceiving me. The lowest price listed for low-octane petrol
was $1.72 per gallon (46 cents per litre)--a 24 cent increase from only
a few days ago! Prices didn't rise this fast even in the weeks before
Something strange is going on, and I don't see any news reports about it.
The oil companies must know something that they haven't told us yet.
I think perhaps the Iraqi resistance or al-Qaida have done some serious
damage somewhere. So much for my taking exercise in the highlands this
weekend! Oh well, in war sacrifices must be made. Perhaps I can walk along
the streets late at night when the heat isn't so extreme.