Some say it is because of Israelis war with the Palestinians. Others say it is because of the speculators on Wall Street. If nobody really knows, then oil shouldn't be a traded commodity. For the fair market to work, I would think that transparency and reason need to be mandatory factors. With no reason, just speculation, their is no fairness. Americans have still not learned their lesson from last summer as I see many of the gas guzzlers on the road again. One thing for sure, the new Honda Accords with the auto trans and four banger SUCK gas like a Chevy Suburban (honestly, the Accord could be worse) around town. Honda is lying when it comes to the economy of this model.