Coal, natural gas and nuclear plants need water to make the steam that moves turbines, and as a cooling agent.
Gas stations are usually separate from the big oil conglomerates whose names they carry. Owners are often individuals with some control over what you pay at their pumps — but not much.
Gasoline prices are fueling workers' resistance to go back to the office this summer.
The average cost hit more than $4 a gallon in March, the first time since 2008.
“It is ultimately about supply and demand,” one expert says. And COVID-19.
There isn't a lot of inflation in the U.S. economy overall, but some commodities are spiking higher as the economy recovers.
For things like groceries and gasoline, prices are actually up.