Can someone please tell me why gasoline prices at the pump go up and down like a yoyo? I can pass a gas station and see the posted prices and within hours or a day view the increased prices. Especially when holidays are involved. If a station receives a delivery of fuel and pays a certain price for it, why do the prices increase when they are pumping the same fuel? I can understand it if they receive a delivery and the price is higher but when they are dispersing the same fuel that they paid less for, why is the cost to the consumer increased? Could it be good old American greed?

I just can't understand what Americans are doing to Americans now. The foreigners and our government take advantage of us and now our own people are taking advantage. There is something wrong here and we are DEFINITELY headed down the wrong road. WAKE UP AMERICA we are losing our precious country and our rights.

Mr. B January 13, 2014 at 07:41 AM
it's called "commodities trading" just like you pay for gold at it's current value, so is oil.
Matt Bechta January 14, 2014 at 06:49 AM
That is an easy and condescending answer, especially since the price of crude oil has fallen recently and pump,prices have gone up. What I find puzzling is the significant difference in pump prices at stations from the same franchise that are across county lines.
Mr. B January 14, 2014 at 07:06 AM
sorry if it seemed that way, did not mean it to come off as that. I just wanted to show a comparison in how Oil is priced and affects the price of gasoline at the pump. About a year ago maybe two years ago I was trying to get infomation as to the same question, why is a gallon of gas 3.25 in one town and 3.50 the next town over from the same supplier. what I think it comes down to is the price it costs them to operate at each location individually. other factors into the cost determination other than the price of oil, land taxes, wages, utilitites and such.


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