I have to totally disagree with gregus. Oil companies are not in danger, here in canada there are still oil companies that produce oil. In the USA there are also still reifneries, and from OPEC, is where most of the oil comes from. It is simply outrageous and if you dont get it yet try taking a look at how much the oil companies have made a profit lately. This alone tells you that these companies make incredible, and outrageous profits on us.
Besides that it is the amount of taxes that account for a large part of it. As far as I am concerned there is no reason why gas has gone up .25 per liter after it has been already high. The government isnt going to fight against it because the higher the price the more tax you pay on gas, thus the more money the government earns.
Its a win win situation for both the governments and the refineries, the people are the losers in this case. You cant say anything about environmental BS, thats not the issue that needs to be dealt with. There is no lack of gas. They are limiting the amount of production, which means the supply has decreased, and if the demand remains the same as it always has for gas, than prices will rise.
More demand, less supply = raise in prices and also Same demand, and less supply also means an increase in prices. Its alot of BS that there is a lack of gas and also that the insane raise in prices is due to lack of oil, environmental regulations or hurricane katrina. SOMEONE PLEASE GIVE ME A GOOD EXPLANATION WHY IM PAYING A DAMN 134.9 FOR ONE LITER????? THAT EQUALS ABOUT 5.20$ FOR A GALLON????????? I AM IN MONTREAL AND IT IS AT 134.9 per liter, and it is only going to get worse. SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE.