Exactly, normally it goes up during holidays and summer vacations. It rising so fast in Feb. means it's being manipulated. I don't believe for a minute that it's only the Middle East who's playing fast with the price. I suspect a lot has to do with Soros and his pet monkey.
This is what monetized inflation looks like. You get increases in prices at a time when the economy should be depressing prices.
With demand down prices should reflect this same trend to spur demand, but with the influx of money in the markets in general this causes devaluation of commodities of which petroleum is a commodity and hence increasing prices.
This is the same thing that happened under Jimmy Carter, remember the term stagflation?
Here you go!!!!!