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Can someone please explain the logic (if there is any) of fuel prices?

Can someone please explain the logic (if there is any) of fuel prices?
 
Jason Dimitrov 
Date: 10-15-2008
Subject: Economy - Economics USA

In Phoenix, the record high average for unleaded fuel was around $4.00-$4.13 per gallon. That was at the time US cruel was trading at its all time high of $147.27 per barrel. Since then, the price of US crude has dropped more than half. So wouldn't you expect the price of fuel to drop the same amount? According to my logic, we should currently be paying $2.00-$2.07 per gallon. Does anyone understand why in reality this is not the case?
 
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