EDIT: 9:15pm EDT:
With the blog becoming the focus across the nation tonight, I am doing my part… or trying. Here’s what everyone can expect for tomorrow and the days ahead: Prices will likely rise for tomorrow in MOST areas. Here in the Midwest, we can expect at least 20-30cent differentials between now and tomorrow night. Some areas that are now paying less than $4/gal could see $4.35 or higher tomorrow. If you live in OH, PA, NY, WV, etc, you’ll be aided by East Coast refiners and pipelines that are doing well. Here’s a map. The more pink, the more of a jump you’ll see over the next week. The futher West the better. You’ll be away from pipeline issues and your crude oil will becoming in to a non-closed port like the oil for the Midwest. That also goes for those in the upper East Coast. However, EVERYONE will see prices rise.
We’ll likely see an increase at the pump tomorrow again… the main reason… IKE. He is shutting down one QUARTER of all United States gasoline production.
Hope that it doesn’t strengthen too much, and hope it goes more South!
Other than that, wholesale rack prices jumped 26-cents here tonight (the prices STATIONS pay).
You can bet tomorrow morning stations buying gas tonight will pass that price increase to you!
FILL UP NOW!