Odd I was just talking with the Esso rep today about gas and lubricants price increases.
New oil is expected in 2007 which will clean carbon deposits better (industry wide change).
Tropical storms in the gulf slow production and 2 refineries in Texas have stopped producing any gas or diesel. Seems one burnt down (bp). Also it takes 10 years to build a refinery so there will be no ease soon.
If the crisis in the middle east comes to a close and there is a warm winter back east (they still heat with oil) we hope the price will remain the Same
but it looks like the trend will remain for another year at least