Gas prices never seem to stay in one spot for very long. To understand why it’s like this, we have to look beyond the pump and see the bigger picture. See the journey from ground to pump. Additional Resources Downloadable PDF The Facts Behind Oil Prices See a broad overview of the global factors that influence crude oil prices. The following resources are from Econ Essentials, created in partnership with Discovery Education. Economics lesson How We Are Affected by Price Are people’s buying decisions dictated more by preference or by price? Learn how concepts like price anchoring can play a role. Learning module Fueling the Future See if you can predict future gas prices using our interactive, educational resource.