The Ike spike: oil down, gas up, what gives?

Posted on: September 16, 2008

The price of oil is below $100, settling at $95. Yet gas at the pump, spiking due to concerns that Hurricane Ike might wreak havoc on Texas oil refineries (uh-huh) has not gone down. Economics works like that? If the refineries are okay, why hasn’t gas come down?

Editorial, Toronto Star. Suggests some sort of regulation should be considered.

Sun Comment. Edmonton Sun in helpless fury over spike in gas prices.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution. On why Hurricane Ike sent gas prices up.

Canadian Press. Ike light, but gas spiked.

CBC. Fill up the car or wait?


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