Wednesday/ still going up⛽

Gas prices in Seattle still sit just below $5/ gallon, but around the rest of the country it has gone up steadily.
The national average is now $4.95.
Analysts say $6 gas by August is not out of the question.

A big constraint is refining capacity .. and now that hurricane season has started, it would be really bad if a hurricane disables the output of a large refinery for some time.

Refineries turn crude oil into a variety of petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, propane and butane. The largest refineries in the US sit on the Gulf of Mexico, smack bang in hurricane territory.
We have refineries in Washington State as well (two in Anacortes, and in Blaine, Ferndale and Tacoma) but they have 1/10 to 1/5 of the capacity of the largest ones on the Gulf Coast.
[Infographic from visualcapitalist.com]

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