Remember just a few short weeks ago, when the media were speculating about how high gasoline prices could go? I know—I wrote a story like that myself.
In early March, gasoline prices hit $3.94 a gallon, and topped the magic $4.00 mark in California and other states. That was based on a jump in Brent crude oil prices to $128 a barrel.
Some of it was due to a growing U.S. economy and some logistical issues. But the main reason was fear of either an Israeli air strike to destroy Iran’s nuclear facilities or Iranian military action to break sanctions from the international community.