No relief in sight
Some of the pleasure of my upcoming road trip has already been lost, even before I turn the key in the ignition.
The supposed laws of supply and demand and the Saudi's intention to cap oil prices not-withstanding, more bad news for those who need to fuel up their vehicles.
Oil prices on the Asian market have topped the $141 a barrel mark.
And Libya is considering cutting oil production this year.
Although the oil won't make it to the pumps until August, expect to see this new trading record be reflected much sooner than that.
Another factor driving oil prices: OPEC's president says crude could rise beyond $150 a barrel before the year ends.
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