The Spark

the Voice of
The Communist League of Revolutionary Workers–Internationalist

“The emancipation of the working class will only be achieved by the working class itself.”
— Karl Marx

Gas Prices Soar ... Because They Can

Aug 17, 2015

In just four days, the price of regular gas in Chicago shot up by 65 cents a gallon. The excuse was “emergency repairs” at one BP refinery in Whiting, Indiana. Higher prices spread from Michigan to Kansas.

Out in Los Angeles, the price is $3.89 a gallon, and the excuse ... a refinery fire–in February!

Meanwhile, the price of crude oil continues to drop. Doesn’t stop the gas companies from charging whatever they can get away with!