I don't pretend to understand the politics or finances of big oil.
I know only that I drive a car (so I use gas) and I have a furnace, (so I use heating oil).
But we're talking about petroleum-based products in both scenarios, right?
So why is gasoline coming down in price over the last two weeks but heating oil costs went up?
Am I being paranoid to think that the oil companies know that those of us who heat with oil must have it during the winter months?
All I really know is that at the first of October, I could get 100 gallons of oil for $229. Yet by the time I actually bought it, on October 16th, it cost me $253.
But during the same period, regular gas was decreasing in price. It went from $2.62 per gallon to $2.55.