yes tim, i simplified the example. of course demand varies by season in this country. the simple point i was making is that the price we see today in THIS country is the direct result of market manipulation by the oil and gas industry. the SUPPLY has been dramatically limited by taking refineries off line at exactly the time of the year demand increases. the supply side economics you are refering too has been debunked by many noted economists, over and over again, no need to rehash all of that retoric. what we the consumers are up against is an industry that controls all of the strings at this point so there is zero option at the moment except pay the price.