As verified by NBCNews, gas prices really did rise this week, for the first time in two months:
Regular-grade gasoline prices, which had decreased about 37 cents between early September and Nov. 8 to an average of $3.22, inched up 3.4 cents to $3.25 a gallon as of Nov. 22.
The highest price for gasoline in the survey of major cities in the 48 continental states was in San Diego at $3.58 a gallon. Drivers in Tulsa, Okla., paid the least to fill up at $2.93 a gallon.
Commentary today is provided by my father, who posted this on his Facebook profile 7 hours ago, presumably while he browsed the web with his morning coffee:
Gas prices jump 35 to 40 cents a gallon just in time for Thanksgiving week when the people are on the road to visit family and friends. Thank you Oil Cartels. Enjoy being robbed by polite men in suits and ties this week.
Thanks, Dad! Will do.