Wednesday, February 26, 2014, 6:30PM: Although I am still perplexed about what happened last week, I have some clarity about what will happen tomorrow. Last Thursday, on Grand Rapids Gas Buddy, there were postings of several stations at a new price of $3.65. Then, a few hours later, those postings were gone. Instead, on Saturday morning, we got our third Saturday hike in a row, and of course the new price was … $3.65. Retail prices have been following higher wholesale prices, which we usually see in February, particularly in regions influenced by Chicago. Well, we have a new high for 2014 in wholesale prices tonight, and I calculate the cost to retailers to be $3.59 a gallon. Since prices in and near Grand Rapids are in the $3.44-$3.65 range, we are looking at price hike on Thursday. Estimated new price: $3.75. –Ed A.
- My estimate of the 0-cent margin price is $2.28, and retail prices are much higher right now. So, don't be in a rush to fill up. -EA 07:13:19 PM June 15, 2016 from Twitter Web Client
- Chicago wholesale soared Tues, due to refinery problems, and, I think, 1 or 2 panicky buyers ... a potentially ugly price hike on Wed. -EA 10:28:32 PM June 07, 2016 from Twitter Web Client
- Shenanigans, indeed. Planning to fill up tomorrow morning. -EA https://t.co/OUYlT6fz3m 10:23:37 PM June 07, 2016 from Twitter Web Client
Why We Are Here
Ed A.: abou...@gvsu.edu
Bill E.: paxm...@gmail.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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