When refineries are shut down naturally, the amount of fuel you deliver to the market would be lower. That doesn't speak to whether or not the U.S. motorist is burning less fuel.

We're staring down the barrel of $4 a gallon for gas.

There's no question gas will hit $4 a gallon. The question is how high will it go and how long will it last?

There's no doubt that political pressure and media attention have speeded up the process toward lower prices.

Unless this market calms down quickly, you're looking at $4 gas.

There's just no reason to expect this market will put itself into reverse.

Consumers haven't seen the worst of it yet.

We think the benchmark can provide an easy-to-use and visible spot market index for your current contract needs.

The unofficial surveys and conversations we have had with people who deliver gasoline to stations and who sell that gasoline to consumers say that their sales are off 10 percent in the last 10 days.