How is it that despite such dramatic price increases in crude oil per barrel the prices at the pump have not gone up? I remember before the prices at the pump used to go up the same day as the crude.

Can it be that someone is holding the prices down now or maybe brought the prices up artificially in the past? I am suspecting both and the fact that now the prices have not increased I am attributing to a hold off due to unstable economy due to a housing crisis to a large extent. Another factor is the holidays are coming up and the authority wants people to confidently spend money shopping as good consumers are expected to do at this time of the year.

Oil prices are not manipulated? Think again!