So, when there's a chance that something could affect refinery capacity, it's okay to jack the price of gas at the pump over 10%, but we get the song and dance later on when prices soften, we get told that the "higher cost product takes a while to work through the system".
Sorry, but you can't have it both ways. No matter how I slice it something smells here - and it smells rotten. The claim is constantly made that there's no collusion. While it might not be direct collusion, it's still wrong. How many small businesses out there can randomly jack up their prices 10% simply because they believe that there will be a supply problem? Not so many.