Thursday, March 22, 2012, 9:15AM: Well, to be an optimist, at least the relentless rise in wholesale and retail gas prices that started at the beginning of February seems to be tapering off. NYMEX futures prices have been stable since March 9, while Chicago wholesale prices have stayed flat for more than a week. Based on my calculations, though, retailers are paying about $3.99 a gallon for their gas, which means that prices could drift down to $3.89 (what I call the 0-cent margin price) or re-set to $4.09. Clearly, Big Red and friends are reluctant to push prices over $4 in the area. They tried in Indiana the past weekend, but it didn’t stick. Hard to predict if they take another shot at $4.09 or not today or tomorrow. –Ed Aboufadel
- Blame it on ethanol. I'll fill up Thursday morning for $2.19, and then expect prices to rise to $2.39. -EA 07:41:53 PM February 08, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
- Gas prices headed higher this week ... https://t.co/UYMlQjto9c 12:36:48 PM January 30, 2017 from Twitter Web Client
- No hike in site in Michigan ... https://t.co/OmAYGqvAg7 11:23:57 AM January 17, 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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