Compounding my forecasted uptick in gas prices this weekend is the fact that a number of oil producing sites in Fort McMurray have been completely shut down due to the wild fires raging in Northern Alberta.
On that note, my heart goes out to the residents of Slave Lake. The town was all but destroyed in a matter of hours when the wild fires jumped the highway and quickly spread through the town. If you would like to make a donation to assist the displaced, and now homeless, residents of Slave Lake, donations can be made to the Red Cross.
For everyone else:
Increased Demand + Decreased Supply = Increased Price
This is my little microeconomics kick in the butt to try and save you a couple bucks.