As you can see above, I am tinkering with my formula, which includes changing the wholesale price estimate, adding in the extra money for the reformulated gas required in the Chicago region, and adding in some miscellaneous charges that were brought to my attention the past year. Given all that, with a 20-cent margin, the expected gas price is $1.60. Currently, prices in town range are all in the $1.40’s, setting up for a price hike today, tomorrow, or Thursday. That’s my prediction, but I’m not sufficiently comfortable with the new formula yet. On Thursday, prices rose to $1.58 around Grand Rapids, which is close enough to $1.60 for me to say CORRECT! If I continue to be 2 cents off as the summer gets rolling, I’ll adjust my formula.
- Still looking for a price hike on Monday, but this is a silly September: https://t.co/hRv324DmcM about 7 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
- Thursday the 20th, in the morning, fill up with gas. No time for commentary, and my Gas Game buddies have already… https://t.co/DsgWxHbABi 09:28:44 PM September 19, 2018 from Twitter Web Client
- Ed says: Fill up today! https://t.co/tsx6ayIh7E 08:06:39 AM September 03, 2018 from Twitter Web Client
Why We Are Here
Ed A.: ab...@gvsu.edu
Craig P.: cr...@paull.net
Tim S.: ts...@gmail.com
Bill E.: pa...@yahoo.com
The name of the site is based off an essay Ed wrote for the Grand Rapids Press titled "The Gas Game". The current website was established later by Patrick DeHaan after he and Ed predicted gas price hikes on GasBuddy's website GrandRapidsGasPrices.com, as well as Ed’s personal web page.
Note: To be precise, add 9/10 of a cent to all prices described on this web page.
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