Record profits. Profits. That means they are paying about the same prices they always did for oil at the source, they're just socking it to you at the pump.
"Peak oil" is the biggest scam in history second only to global warming. It's really about Peak Demand and the failure of Western societies to keep their supply lines open to oil producers. Nowadays South America, the Middle East, Russia and many other nations have lots and lots of oil ... they just aren't selling it to us. They're selling it to China and soon India. By the time they are done consolidating their customers in both those nations, most people in the West will probably be riding bicycles.
So Western governments are not just screwing you coming. They are screwing you going. They are blaming their unbelievable diplomatic and economic screwups on a shortage of dinosaur bones and rotting ferns. Then they are taxing you extra for the misfortune that they created.
Funny how gas was hitting all-time lows just before the fake flag on 9-11. There's another reason worth megatrillions to fool the American people into thinking they were attacked with anthrax and box cutters. Everybody gets richer as a result, including Shell, except for you.