So instead of ringing in the new year with a bottle of bubbly this weekend, I’ll be at home, quietly appreciating the diesel fuel that helped ship my jar of Tylenol, the ethylene in my polyester hoodie, and the gasoline that will get a hot bowl of pho delivered to my home — repeatedly.
Life-giving veggies, meat, broth and noodles: Available year-round and delivered to my door courtesy of the fuel and petrochemical industries.
From the administration to armchair experts on Twitter, accusations of price gouging were way too common this year. In this, we explain how refineries set prices and why those accusations are totally without merit.
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