Yesterday morning I was ready to predict a price hike, but then futures prices of oil and gasoline fell hard yesterday. Based on Monday’s closing prices, the 0-cent margin price (with an 8-cent Chicago Summer Premium) is $1.72. Also on my mind is that gas stations this month seem to have changed their behavior, from aggressive price hikes to aggressive price cutting. Speedway’s new 4% discount for their credit card also makes me wonder if we’ve now entered a more consumer-friendly period. So, I predict no price hike on Tuesday or Wednesday. As to Thursday, with the 4th of July weekend coming up, it seems a natural place for a price hike, but I’m not sure one way or the other about that. CORRECT — no price hike on Tuesday or Wednesday.
- It's the most wonderful time of the year ... to buy gas! https://t.co/rBFbqhfCgN 11:05:58 AM December 03, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
- Happy Thanksgiving! Not sure if we hike tomorrow or not ... https://t.co/djRBIMUSRB 07:10:52 PM November 21, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
- Crazy in Chicago -- fill up again! https://t.co/7qeVfPB32P 08:19:47 PM November 01, 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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