This post will really show my ignorance to the political world, but whatever......
I've always (well I guess not always, but for about the last 4 years) wondered the following.
If a gas station is being refueled (is that what they call it?) on Monday with lets just say 10,000 gallons of gas, I assume (see here we go) that they pay one flat price for that gas. For ease, let's just say they paid $10,000 for it on Monday, then why can the price per gallon fluctuate so much? In my equation, it cost the gas station $1/gallon on Monday. It costs me $3.03 on Monday. It costs me $3.11 on Tuesday. What gives?
I obviously realize that in my assumption that the gas station pays a flat charge could be way off therefore resulting in something totally different. But, until I know more, that's what I'm going with.
Talk amongst yourselves.