OK, I'm not sure how an oil analyst writes this explanation of high diesel prices with a straight face, but tell me what you think. The part I'm stumped by is bolded at the end. Heating oil prices in April (granted it's snowing in Bend, but it's Spring most places) and a fire at a refinery in Finland? A fire in Finland is driving diesel prices higher in Oregon? What's that effect, maybe 0.000001% of the world output of diesel fuel? Last time I checked there's not a whole lot of diesel exported from Finland to anywhere, so why would that effect the price of diesel? IMHO, the answer is a lot of oil traders just hoping and praying for any reason, not matter how insignificant (like a fire at a refinery in Finland) to jack prices up. A few hundred or thousand folks playing with the world economy to make themselves obscene amounts of cash with little or no supervision has been shown to have disasterous consequences in the past. Somebody better pull back on the reins of these runaway traders or this stagecoach is going over the cliff for sure.