Wow, what's going on and how'd we get so lucky?

Wow, what's going on and how'd we get so lucky?

We have a good, old-fashioned gas war going on in C-U, especially in C. Nowhere else in Illinois is gas priced lower than here. Check this out:
http://www.illinoisgasprices.com/

Another site shows that we're still far from the cheapest gas in the country. That's in Texas, where a gallon is going for about $1.80. But it's nice to get some relief. The logical question is: why? Is this really because I no longer drive 75 mph, except when on the interstate? :)

I sure don't know why we're so lucky. I hope to find out tomorrow.

The really cool thing is that not only is gas about NINETY CENTS A GALLON LESS (!!!) than it was a month ago, it's almost the same price as a year ago. The conventional wisdom just a month or two ago was that gas prices would never be that low again.

Any ideas why this is going on? Is it because even House Speaker Denny Hastert of Illinois is putting some heat on the oil companies? Is the White House jawboning the the oil company execs to stop gouging consumers, lest they spoil the holiday shopping season, upon which the national economy is so dependent? What do you think?

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