A friend of mine has actually been keeping track of how long the ripple effect of gas takes to get to us. I got a chance to look at his work after school today. It is such a load of crap! He showed me a spreadsheet hes been keeping for over a year now. He bases it on a mobil gas station here in our town that he lives across the road from. He takes daily readings, sometime multiple readings of the prices and compares them to the trend that was suppose to be taking place at that time. Youve heard them say gas for X/XX/08 delivery. Well he wanted to see if it actually happened. Hes found, no biggie here, that major upswings in gas and oil prices may take a little as a day or two to effect us. While downward trends are seen as a plateau like effect where the price stays the same for a few days, then slowly drops off cent by cent. The biggest one day rise in price was $.48. While the largest one day drop was $.11. Oil and gas prices = crock of s***? I call that a big yes! I go to thinking the other day when I put 93 bucks worth of gas in my car. When are these folks going to have enough money? There has to be a point where you say to yourself "I have more money than I could possibly spend in 3 lifetimes." "I guess we're good." It seems like even they would have some kind of conscience?