Gas prices jumped 27¢ a gallon at the pump last night.
It's not the biggest price jump we've had, but it was still unpleasant.
I remember when our local gas stations decided to jump gas prices by $4.00 a gallon when Bush declared war, not because gas was suddenly scarce, but just in case it became scarce. It took weeks for the mayor and governor to do anything and in the meantime, the local gas stations were raking in the price-gouging money. A few people were reimbursed, but many gas stations never complied with the orders to make reparations. We have never recovered our trust in the local gas stations and the oil companies supplying them since. Every price jump is seen as the beginning of another price-gouging session, even when it's a legitimate price jump.