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The Effects of Oil Production Turmoil: What We Pay For At The Pump. Ever wonder why a gallon of gas will cost $3.21 today, $3.12 yesterday and maybe $3.79 next week?

The Effects of Oil Production Turmoil: What We Pay For At The Pump

The price of the gas at the pump fluctuates mainly with the price of crude oil, plus a time lag. The price of crude itself bounces around due to all sorts of influences, exaggerated if not caused by the huge amount of speculation in the oil market. Crude is not the only factor in price, however. The Department of Energy’s price breakdown as of February 2011: 65 percent crude oil, 14 percent refining costs, eight percent distribution and marketing, and finally 13 percent federal and state taxes. So, at first glance, fully a third of the price would seem to depend on factors other than the cost of crude, factors whose price shouldn’t vary much from week to week, even year to year.

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10 Twitter Guidelines for Business Owners

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Delete Button for the Internet: Tool Removes Personal Info From Google, Facebook

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Facebook temporarity disables personal data-sharing feature - Jan. 18

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