I can answer this question with 2 simple words - Corporate Greed! If the big oil companies reduced the price of a quart of oil, then those in management would be crying because they wouldn't be getting their big fat bonus checks. This is going on throughout all of the corporate world. Another dirty trick that those big fat rats in management are doing is not replacing workers as they leave a company. Instead jobs are doubled up between the remaining employees, and the pay that those new replacement workers would have gotten goes straight into the management's bonus checks and into their already stuffed pockets. I could go on forever with this answer, but I think that I'll stop here!