Gasoline prices are expected to soar again this summer, leaving many Americans to wonder why. The Department of Energy's
Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update site offers some explanations. Check the latest gas prices for your region and read news about the gasoline and diesel markets. Read the Primer on Gasoline Prices to learn why prices fluctuate and vary between regions. It also explains what percentage of the price per gallon you pay is for the cost of crude oil, federal taxes and refining.
Now that you know more about gas prices, what can you do to save money? The Fuel Economy site offers tips to make the most of your gas mileage. If you are going to buy a new car, check the fuel efficiency ratings to find the most efficient models.