When I stopped for gas this afternoon my Shell station, which has been around $2.05/gallon for regular recently, had jumped all the way up to $2.59/gallon. 89 and 93 were normally priced, to the point where 89 was $0.10/gallon less than 87.
Only thing I can think is that they were running low on regular and so jacked up the price to encourage people get premium or at least get plus and use less regular? Seems a bit weird, but maybe letting the regular tank run dry is bad from a functional or regulatory point of view?
I got premium anyway so not a big deal for me (though in normal times they’ve been letting the regular/premium price spread get sort of high, might need to change stations to one that only has a $0.30 spread)