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Gas Prices Fall as Autumn Hits US

Hurricane Nate having no impact on gas prices.

by on Oct.11, 2017

Gas prices continued to fall last week despite Hurricane Nate making landfall.

Even though another hurricane swept across the Gulf of Mexico this past weekend, the average price that consumers pay for gasoline dropped again this week, according to AAA.

AAA reported that motorists are paying on average six cents less for a gallon of gasoline on the week with all states seeing prices at the pump either drop or hold steady.

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The national average is $2.49 per gallon, which is 18 cents cheaper than a month ago just after Hurricane Harvey had slammed in the Texas coast near Houston. The latest Energy Information Administration report shows gasoline demand at 9.2 million barrels daily, down 281,000 barrels per day from the week prior. This rate suggests that retail gas prices are showing steady promise of returning to pre-hurricane rates, AAA said. (more…)

Gas Prices, Fuel Inventories Continue Dropping

Refineries in recovery mode after Harvey, Irma.

by on Sep.20, 2017

Gas prices are now trending down with the end of the summer driving season.

Even with a chunk of the nation’s refining capacity closed and new hurricanes churning in the Atlantic Ocean, gasoline prices have headed down this week thanks to the end of the summer driving season and a heavy draw down by retailers on the record inventories.

As states recover in the South and Southeast from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, motorists in 45 U.S. states are paying less for a gallon of gas this week. At $2.62, national gas price average is the cheapest in 14 days and five cents less than last week, according to AAA.

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“Gas prices are dropping as the situation with refineries, pipelines and gasoline deliveries is positively progressing,” said Jeanette Casselano, AAA spokesperson. “It looks like pump prices will continue on this declining trend into the coming weeks as the regions affected by Irma and Harvey resume normal operations,” she said. (more…)

U.S. Gas Prices Continue to Slide

Even with uptick in summer driving miles, prices remain low.

by on Jun.16, 2017

Gas prices continue to slide even as the summer driving season is nearly in full swing. However, prices aren't expected to drop much more.

Despite record demand for motor fuel over the Memorial Day holiday, which traditionally marks the start of the summer driving season, the price of gasoline has dropped this week and is now less expensive than it was a year ago, according to AAA.

With price of a gallon of gasoline averaging $2.32 per gallon as the price of fuel declined this week in 27 states in the southeast and Midwest, AAA reported. Motorists in several states also saw double-digit price drops.

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The national price drop is due to an unexpected build up of crude oil last week combined with ongoing high gasoline production runs, an increase in gasoline stocks and a drop in gasoline demand on the heels of the Memorial Day holiday. (more…)

Gas Prices on the Decline as Summer Driving Season Approaches

West Coast may see uptick due to refinery problem.

by on May.18, 2017

Gas prices are falling just as the summer driving season is kicking off.

With the summer driving season about to get underway, the price of gasoline is trending downward, following a small price spike in the late winter and early spring.

The national average is $2.34 per gallon, which is a penny cheaper than one week ago, seven cents less than a month ago, but 12 cents more than a year ago, according to the latest report from AAA.

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The latest report by the Energy Information Administration, a unit of the U.S. Department of Energy, shows that gasoline demand increased by 252,000 barrels in the past week. (more…)

After Steady December Climb, Gasoline Prices Retreat in January

U.S. production levels continuing to increase.

by on Jan.31, 2017

Gas prices fell for the first part of January as U.S. production levels increased.

After climbing during the last month of 2016, the price of gasoline has retreated for the past three weeks, dropping to $2.27 per gallon, which is down four cents per gallon from a week earlier, according to the survey by AAA.

AAA said the growth in the number of U.S. oil rigs and the increased drilling it implies are raising expectations for a climb in domestic oil production.

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Meanwhile, increased U.S. crude oil production and reduced demand has exerted pressure on the national average price at the pump, which has fallen for 21 consecutive days, AAA said. (more…)

OPEC Deal Likely to Push Gas Prices Higher

Saudis appear to be on board with new plan.

by on Dec.02, 2016

Gas prices are expected to rise in the weeks ahead if OPEC moves forward with plans to cut oil production.

While the price of gasoline remains low across the United States, according to AAA, prices could be headed upwards if an agreement by members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries as well as Russia holds together.

Experts surveyed after OPEC announced the agreement to curtail production voluntarily said the price of oil could top $60 per barrel, which will raise prices at the pump.

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However, analysts will await confirmation that the cartel can stick to an agreement to reduce production and the terms of each country’s participation before making any predictions about pricing. (more…)

Gas Prices to Remain Low Through Labor Day

Some OPEC members pushing to raise oil prices.

by on Aug.18, 2016

Despite Americans racking up the miles at record levels this summer, gas prices are expected to remain at record lows.

With the end of the summer travel season drawing near, the price of gasoline continues moving downwards, according to a new survey by AAA, even as the long slide in the price of crude oil shows signs of coming to an end.

AAA said the average price for regular unleaded gasoline nationally was $2.12 per gallon, which is the lowest price for this date since 2004 although it is a fraction of a penny more than one week ago. The price is nine cents less than one month ago and 54 cents less than the same date last year, AAA reported.

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Meanwhile, reports from the Middle East indicate that for the first time in more than two years some members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting States, or OPEC, are now considering reducing the daily output of crude oil in a bid to drive up prices. (more…)

Despite Holiday Driving Record, Gas Prices Dropping

Supply is still above demand and keeping prices low.

by on Jul.07, 2016

Despite motorists driving at near-record levels, the price of gasoline continues to to drop.

With the summer driving season well underway and demand for gasoline closing in on record levels, gasoline prices are falling as the price of crude oil appears to have peaked, at least for now.

AAA reported this week that pump prices have fallen 24 straight days and registered their lowest price for the Independence Day holiday since 2005. The national average price for regular unleaded gasoline is $2.27 per gallon, which represents a savings of three cents per gallon on the week and nine cents per for the month, according to AAA as drivers benefit from discounts prices are down

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AAA estimated that the price of gasoline is 50 cents per gallon now compared with this same date last year. (more…)

Gas Prices Fall as Markets Stumble

Prices fall in Midwest despite refinery issues.

by on Aug.25, 2015

The average price for gas has dropped recently in the U.S., despite refinery issues in the Midwest.

With the stock markets across the world in turmoil, oil prices are continuing to spiral downward and gasoline prices are also tumbling as the end of the summer driving season.

The average U.S. gas prices are at the lowest levels for this time of year since 2004 — the year before Hurricane Katrina shut down refineries along the Gulf Coast — due to the continuing decline in the cost of crude oil, according to the AAA’s weekly survey.

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Gas prices have dropped despite ongoing refinery problems, particularly in the Midwest, and prices are expected to fall this autumn due to declining demand and the switchover to winter-blend gasoline. (more…)

Special Blends Keeping Gas Prices High on West Coast

Oil drops toward $50 a barrel, but costs at pump don’t fall.

by on Jul.22, 2015

The national average for gas prices has remained steady due to West Coast refinery issues.

A growing controversy over specially blended gasoline used during the summer has helped put a floor under gasoline prices nationwide despite the continuing drop in the price of crude oil, which is now trading at prices approaching $50 per barrel.

The average price nationwide of $2.76 per gallon, according to AAA, is the lowest average for this date since 2010 and is down nearly a nickel per gallon compared to the 2015 peak price reached on June 15 if $2.80 per gallon. National pump prices have slowly pulled back from this peak with averages down by 1 cent per gallon versus one week ago and 4 cents per gallon versus one month ago.

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The relatively stable national average continues to disguise volatility in select markets, particularly in California where drivers are paying the highest averages since August 2014 after a jump of 16 cents per gallon, largely due to imbalances between gasoline supply and demand. (more…)

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