On the chart I keep of gas prices, you can see a definite change in behavior after Memorial Day this summer. Price hikes have been less frequent, and prices have been allowed to drift down into 0-cent margin territory, while the Chicago Summer Premium has disappeared completely. And now, with crude oil trading at an all-time high, the wholesale prices of gasoline has not followed suit — those prices were much higher in May. All this is good for consumers, but when a change like that occurs, you wonder what is going on. There is evidence in the business news that the national economy slowed down in June — are gas prices a reflection of this? Regarding this week, future prices Friday and today reflect a new gas price of $1.99. Since prices are in the $1.70’s in some places in the Grand Rapids area, I expect a price hike later this week to about $1.99. If something strange happens with futures prices, I’ll make another post Tuesday or Wednesday. Up, up, up to $1.98 on Wednesday, August 4. CORRECT!
- 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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