Is it a big deal?
Maybe not, but I can tell you, if you need gasoline and want to save money on it today, you should go get it right now.
This morning, gasoline was $2.35/gallon here in Independence.
Last night, in the overnight markets, oil went up $3.00 per barrel. From what the news said, this is an 8-month high. Apparently Nigerian refineries were attacked yesterday or some such, at minimum.
Usually always, when there is an international jump in the price like this, the price you and I pay at the pump goes up immediately, as you may know, even though this same gasoline was bought and paid for long before these markets, of course.
So expect the price to jump shortly, if not today. (I'm betting on today).
Besides, it's Summer now.
And it's the holiday, 4th of July weekend.
A guy's gotta make a buck, right?
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