Friday’s price hike to $2.49 was remarkable as it was the first Friday price hike I’ve seen, and it was the first time I remember two price hikes in one week. In economics, they would call this a black swan, rare but possible. Who to blame? Wholesale prices shot up last Wednesday (before the London bombings) and Speedway and friends have a history of passing those quick jumps on to consumers. Sadly, as of this writing, wholesale prices are about where they were after last Wednesday, but so are retail prices. So, I don’t see a price hike this week, and expect prices to slowly drop below $2.40 everywhere. (I know in some places, like Allendale, it is already about $2.34.) Write your representatives in Congress about gas prices — maybe they can do something! There was no price hike last week, so the prediction was CORRECT. Prices dropped below $2.30 at a lot of stations over the weekend.
- Crazy in Chicago -- fill up again! https://t.co/7qeVfPB32P 08:19:47 PM November 01, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
- Gas price hike: Indiana on Thursday, so Michigan on Monday, right? https://t.co/QJCd7kCHRe 05:06:47 PM October 29, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
- RT @TheGasGame: Not good news ... https://t.co/M4tQOi6xLJ 08:21:45 PM October 24, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
Why We Are Here
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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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