Another price hike to $2.59? What is going on here? I’ve been laying low this month because I am having trouble figuring this out. The weekly report that the DOE publishes on gas prices (tonto.eia.doe.gov/oog/info/twip/twip_gasoline.html) does indicate that wholesale and retail prices in the Midwest are running at least 10 cents higher than for New York, and that explains the “Chicago Premium” we are paying right now. Also, frequent price hikes like we have seen lately occurs when wholesale prices are rising sharply. In the past, Speedway et. al. haven’t let retail prices drop to the 0-cent margin price when frequent wholesale prices occur.The question is why are Midwest prices so high right now? My Gas Buddy pdhaudio says the (Midwest?) refineries are slowing down production. Let’s keep an eye on this, and let’s worry, because NYMEX is up 9 cents today, as of this writing! There was another price hike on Thursday the 16th to $2.65. It was not enthusiastically embraced by all retailers, though.
- RT @GasBuddyGuy: Back in #Chicago: $3 gas. We didn’t miss you. Up from $2.97 this morning and likely to climb further. 😡 https://t.co/7dGqA… 07:11:31 PM April 18, 2018 from Twitter Web Client
- RT @GasBuddyGuy: $5 GAS... is back in Essex, CA at two stations today, as crude oil prices continue to race higher and gasoline demand that… 07:11:23 PM April 18, 2018 from Twitter Web Client
- RT @FamilyExpress: #GasPriceForecast: Fuel prices are likely to increase over the next 12-24 hours throughout our service areas. Fill up wh… 07:11:10 PM April 18, 2018 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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