That refinery problem and the huge increase reminds me of a conversation in a grocery store a year or so ago. I bought shelled walnuts in this particular store at Christmas for about $8.00 per pound. The following summer, I intended to buy more and they were $16. I nailed a guy in the produce department and said "what's the deal on the walnuts at $16?" He said, "Well, you heard about the BP blowup in the Gulf didn't you? Everything always goes up after something like that." To which I responded, "Are you telling me we lost walnut trees in the Gulf?" We didn't get anywhere after that. So much for walnuts. No, I didn't pay $16. Found them on line at Walmart for $8.00 and bought three pounds. Yea for me.
I'll let you know after I figure out how I'm going to drive over the Atlantic Ocean.