My take on it is that they want us to get used to paying $3.00 a gallon. I even got gas this week at $2.95 and said wow. See how it works? Then they thumb their noses at us with their exorbitant earnings. We are being affected at the pump, grocery store, airlines, cruising and right down to the roofing and paving of the roads at our condo complex (megabucks).