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.
- Price hike today to $2.39 -- ouch! Fill up if you can find gas close to $2. Some comments about all this: https://t.co/kXoC46QNEs 03:08:17 PM April 27, 2016 from Twitter Web Client
- Time to fill up, Michigan, before it is too late: https://t.co/7EyPscAX2A 09:16:44 AM April 09, 2016 from Twitter Web Client
- Let's dispel with this fiction that the Gas Game doesn't know what we're doing. https://t.co/GETxZj9QZ1 08:33:36 PM March 28, 2016 from TweetDeck
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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