Gasoline spikes because of several factors. There are summer and winter blends and CA. Has even more restrictions. The enviro-Marxists have destroyed our ability to build new refineries. Government ie the EPA has killed the coal industry as Ocrapper promised. The Marxists know that energy controls the prosperity of the country, so they make sure they have total control over it. It's also vital in the food chain. Try to plant, harvest and get farm products to market without a inexpensive plentiful supply of energy. Stalin and Mao among others have used the weapon of starvation to murder and minimize any opposition and these 'neo' Marxists today will not hesitate to do the same.