Ive noticed this trend as well..Except this time the diesel is cheaper then gasoline..Why the differance now? the price per barrol isnt as much as before yet the sudden rise? Somebody has found a reason or excuse to raise prices like summer and hurricance season. It holds steady around 1.50 for several months (winter)..as soon as summer arrives it just jumps to 2.30 overnight. Just wait till laborday during peak hurricane season. It seems that as soon as a reporter says "storm in gulf" the price of gas will double overnight. this has NEVER happend before "katrina". Why start it now?..Because somebody found a way to cheat the system...And these are people that have loads of money and can afford gas at any price. So they dont care about the average joe blow getting by.