Boy, did I lose the Gas Game this week. Early in the week, I was down to empty, but figuring prices would continue to fall, I only bought 5 gallons, at $1.69 a gallon. Two hours later, the price was $1.66. Today, I’m back to empty, and angry to see that prices reset to $1.79 yesterday. I have no explanation for it. Wholesale prices, as reported by NYMEX, continue to sink, and are the lowest since May, when prices were in the $1.50’s. Did a refinery in Chicago go off-line yesterday? Are the gas stations expecting everyone to drive to the U-of-M/ND game tomorrow? My prediction is that this price hike won’t stick. You will find gas for below $1.60 a week from now, and maybe some brave stations will test a price of $1.50. Now to go buy another 5 gallons. My last entry was a rant, but it was a CORRECT rant. Prices dropped dramatically late last week, and at least one station on Friday listed regular gasoline for $1.49.
- History shows -- gas prices not always boring (and maybe a hike coming up this week): https://t.co/hMkQLmUIFq about 11 hours ago from Twitter Web Client
- Fill up ... https://t.co/S2scAOTVvQ 08:09:40 PM July 25, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
- Best guess is a system-wide reset before the holiday weekend -- back to $2.39. Read this for more: https://t.co/QbBEWHsgbE 03:11:57 PM June 27, 2017 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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