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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Update on Gasoline Prices

by Calculated Risk on 9/25/2011 04:14:00 PM

From Reuters: U.S. gasoline prices slide; more to come-survey

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the United States tumbled 12.23 cents in the past two weeks and appeared poised to drop even more as crude oil prices weaken, the nationwide Lundberg survey showed on Sunday.

The national average price was $3.5446 on Sept. 23, down from $3.67 two weeks ago ...
Gasoline prices jumped from about $3.10 per gallon in early February to over $3.50 per gallon in early March as Brent crude oil prices increased from about $100 per barrel to over $120 per barrel. (WTI increased from around $85 per barrel to over $110 per barrel early this year).

Since oil prices have declined back to the early February levels (Bloomberg: WTI is at $80 per barrel and Brent is at $104), gasoline prices will probably decline too.

Note: This graph show oil prices for WTI; gasoline prices in most of the U.S. are impacted more by Brent prices.

Orange County Historical Gas Price Charts Provided by

Schedule for Week of Sept 25th
Summary for Week Ending Sept 23rd