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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Gasoline Prices near Low for Year, Expected to Increase

by Calculated Risk on 12/23/2012 05:39:00 PM

Another update on gasoline prices. It looks like prices will finish the year near the low, but probably increase soon.

From CNN: Gas prices slide, but the decline won't last, survey says

The average cost of a gallon of regular gasoline is $3.26, down 58 cents over the past 11 weeks, the Lundberg Survey found.

But that good news at the pump is unlikely to continue, says publisher Tribly Lundberg.

“Higher crude oil prices are translating into higher wholesale gasoline prices,” and retailers will need to pass them through, she says. Expect prices to jump 5 or 10 cents per gallon soon.
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Schedule for Week of Dec 23rd

Here is a graph from showing the roller coaster ride for gasoline prices. If you click on "show crude oil prices", the graph displays oil prices for WTI, not Brent; gasoline prices in most of the U.S. are impacted more by Brent prices.

Orange County Historical Gas Price Charts Provided by