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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.
Even if you're filling up with regular unleaded, rising diesel costs will find a way to your pocketbook.
"The long-term implications are severe," one expert says, and can scare away foreign investors.
Analysts expect drivers to switch sooner or later. But pump prices alone won't drive them to.
“It was his life’s mission, and it was ultimately his downfall,” write Kirsten Grind and Katherine Sayer in a new book.