Comment the April 30 prediction and May action: Although the original prediction was CORRECT, we have had two price resets on the 10th and the 18th that I have completely missed, hence WRONG.
May 20, 2017, 5:00PM: Suddenly, our game strategy isn’t working. The price hikes in May have both come with retail prices at least 15 cents away from where I would predict a hike was coming. The first hike was rather mild — 9 cents in Michigan on the 10th. The second one this week was a more intense — 17 cents. Based on the new prices, it looks like Big Red and his friends are trying to move the window to better margins. Maybe this will work this time, but in past years, ye old Gas Game kicks back in after a while. Nevertheless, we’ll have to be more alert this summer and a bit quicker to fill up. Of course, that’s just what they want. — Ed A.