Fuel prices have been outrageously high in the Tucson area for the past two months. The oil companies say it’s because there’s been maintenance on the pipeline from California or Texas, I’m not sure which, and that the oil companies were also doing maintenance on the refineries during this time. Interestingly, fuel prices at stations just outside of the city limits were sometimes over a dollar cheaper a gallon.

I also find it quite interesting that all the fuel prices at all the gas stations in the area went up to these outrageously high prices at that same time.

That’s not supply and demand. That’s corporate greed.

Fuel prices have started slowly coming back down toward the national average, but they’re not coming down nearly as fast as they shot up earlier this spring.

Again, more corporate greed, plain and simple. We live in discouraging times.