Oil prices fell. The price of gas? Not so much.
Mar 15, 2022

Oil prices fell. The price of gas? Not so much.

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Plus: Why diesel prices matter even if you don't drive a pickup and what happens if Russia defaults.

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Oil prices soared, then dropped. But gasoline is still expensive. Why?

Mar 15, 2022
A barrel of crude topped $130 last week and now sells for less than $100. Gas prices follow oil quickly on the way up, slowly on the way down.
Though the cost of a barrel of oil has dipped back below $100, consumers aren't feeling much relief at the gas pump yet.
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Why you should pay attention to diesel prices

Mar 15, 2022
Even if you're filling up with regular unleaded, rising diesel costs will find a way to your pocketbook.
Diesel: not just something you see at the gas station.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP Getty Images

What would happen if Russia defaults on its debt?

Mar 15, 2022
"The long-term implications are severe," one expert says, and can scare away foreign investors.
Russia's economic isolationism may largely insulate global markets should Russia default on its debts.
AFP via Getty Images

High gas prices haven't prompted a spike in EV sales. Besides, there's still an EV shortage.

Mar 15, 2022
Analysts expect drivers to switch sooner or later. But pump prices alone won't drive them to.
While automakers are investing in alternative-fuel vehicles, they’re likely betting that the demand shift to electric vehicles will be more gradual.
Daniel Leal/AFP via Getty Images

How “delivering happiness” failed Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh

Mar 15, 2022
“It was his life’s mission, and it was ultimately his downfall,” write Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayer in a new book.
In a new book, Wall Street Journal reporters Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayer explore the life and legacy of famed entrepreneur and Zappos co-founder, Tony Hsieh. Above: Hsieh silhouetted as he delivers a keynote presentation in 2010.
Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Music from the episode

Jungle (Radio Edit) Tash Sultana
Scenic Drive Poolside
Suddenly Junip

The team

Nancy Farghalli Executive Producer
Daisy Palacios Senior Producer
Sean McHenry Associate Producer
Andie Corban Associate Producer
Richard Cunningham Associate Producer