September 2002

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HPInternet: Why do gasoline prices go up and down?

We in the industry know why gasoline prices fluctuate. It's because of the price of crude oil or demand for product or government adding more environmental costs or high taxes or refine..

Crowley, B., Competitive Analysis Technologies

We in the industry know why gasoline prices fluctuate. It's because of the price of crude oil or demand for product or government adding more environmental costs or high taxes or refinery outages or . . . Well, the U.S. Senate wanted to know why gasoline prices go up and down, so they commissioned a rather lengthy study on the question. The Committee on Governmental Affairs prepared this report for the Senate. This is how our government gets the information it uses to decide on laws that affect us in the pocketbook. It is worth the time to read. The report is contained in five pdf files. Here's an overview. Executive

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