Gas prices increasing because of refinery issues, or price fixing?

A few short months ago we experienced some of the lowest gasoline prices in a decade due to an abundance of supply. According to experts the price of oil was being driven down by huge quantities of oil on the market and US domestic drilling.

Today, prices are edging back up. According to the oil companies their refineries are undergoing maintenance or repairs. When asked whether the diminished refining capacity will lead to shortages we are told that there is more than enough production capacity to meet consumer demand. Hmmmm... 

As a transportation company fuel is a primary cost of doing business and nobody feels it more than we do at the pump. At some point the price fluctuations start to become more than a bit fishy. 

You can bet your bottom dollar that our company and companies like ours will be the first to purchase electric delivery vehicles when they become available.