Gapers Block has ceased publication.

Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
 Thank you for your readership and contributions. 


Saturday, April 20

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If you've ever wondered how BP's Whiting refinery affects fuel prices: It is temporarily reducing its ultra-low-sulfur diesel capacity in half, prompting a 9 cent increase in the fuel's local futures market price compared to New York's. In other local commodities news, a weak peanut harvest caused suburban Kraft (and just about everyone else) to increase its peanut butter prices by 40%. So, yeah, stuff's getting more expensive.

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