This is what I want to know. Lets say the Chevron up the street bought gas for a certain price and then he sells the gas accordingly. So lets say he's selling it for $2.75/gallon. The fuel goes into the ground so it can be pumped to put into our cars, so it's just sitting there underground. Then WHY does he think he can put the price up to $2.82/gallon the very next day? He already bought it at a certain price, then after he gets it, why does the price go up? It's just sitting there waiting to be bought by us. Do you see what I'm getting at? Just because the oil price goes up the next day, it shouldn't effect what was already bought! I understand that if the NEXT time he buys gas, the price had gone up by the barrel, so he has to charge more THAT time....but not while it's sitting in the ground already paid for! It's like going to the grocery store and wanting to buy...lets say a green pepper, and it's 99 cents/pound, but then a produce guy comes out while you're picking out a green pepper and says, "sorry, the price of green peppers just went up, so it's now $1.99/pound". They don't do that at grocery stores, so why do it with gas??