Comment on the May 4 prediction: Prices rose that Tuesday to $3.79, as CORRECTly predicted. We had another hike last week, again to $3.79.
Wednesday, May 21, 2014, 7:00AM: Other than that temporary ethanol effect, wholesale gas prices haven’t changed much for two months now, which is pretty amazing, particularly for the spring. That’s why we’ve wandering around in the $3.59-$3.89 area for gas prices since early March. We are back to the bottom of that range in places like Allendale, Cedar Springs, Sparta, and Lowell, but higher elsewhere. Will Speedway and her friends bother to re-set to $3.79 again today or tomorrow, or let the holiday weekend play out with lower prices? My friend Patrick at GasBuddy has been saying all week that we’ll get a hike. I’m going pass on making a prediction, though, but I will fill up in Allendale today. — Ed A.