A recent commentary on News Broadcast pointed out that today's price of gas is not so much directly tied to the price of oil as it is caused by Investors speculating on gasoline "futures". People that never before traded in commodities are now playing in the market.
Another factor is refinery capacity. We have let the "greenies", over the last 50 years, stifle the ability of the Oil Industry to build new and more efficient refineries. Instead they are forced to operate units that have long since lost their prime.
Just another example of how we are governed by fools who are "bought" by special interest.
Perhaps the great "economic engine" of the US might have to "sputter more" before our idiot leaders realize that they don't have the smarts to fix it and let those that do get back in charge. The more they meddle, the worse it gets.