Jobbers World has an interesting article out comparing retail (that is, purchased in quart bottles at a big-box retailer) motor oil prices now versus one year ago. The survey found that retail prices for conventional motor oil have increased by 11 percent, while the retail price for high-mileage motor oil has increased by an average of 8.8 percent. Meanwhile, the retail price for synthetic motor oil has only increased 5.9 percent. As I said, very interesting.
(This post written while listening to “When I’m Gone” by 3 Doors Down.)