Gas to hit $3 a gallon nationwide

Motorists this summer can expect to pay an average of 25 cents more a gallon for gasoline, the government reported today, as market watchers say that $3-a-gallon gasoline nationwide is a near certainty in the wake of higher crude oil prices and mounting fuel supply worries.

And along the way, refiners’ profits are soaring.

A tiny few get wealthier as the rest get screwed.