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Gas Prices Are Up At The Beginning of 2018

My last post on gas prices, Christmas 2017 Gas Prices Expected To Be Higher Than Last Year, was published on December 20, 2017. At that time, the average price for a gallon of gasoline was $2.444. Holiday travel for Christmas and New Year have concluded and show a rise of about 4 cents per gallon for … Continue reading

Christmas 2017 Gas Prices Expected To Be Higher Than Last Year

While stockings are being hung by the chimney with care, some U.S. motorists have already begun their holiday travels this week leading up to December 25th, Christmas Day. In addition to putting the finishing touches on holiday decorating and shopping, more than 97 million Americans are expected to hit the roads this week for the … Continue reading

Gas Prices Are Stable This Week of Thanksgiving 2017

Since my last post on gasoline prices three weeks ago, fuel prices rose upward as much as 9 cents before falling back to today’s current national average of $2.542 per gallon for regular grade. While this price is about 40 ¢ higher than a year ago, the good news is that it is less than … Continue reading

Average Gas Prices Are Expected to Rise During the First Week of November 2017

It’s November 1st and there are exactly two months left in this calendar year. November 1st is also a reminder that we are about three (3) weeks away from the beginning of the year-end holiday season. U.S. households traditionally spend more on food, gifts, and other items including gasoline. That said, this is a good … Continue reading

September 2017 Gas Prices Significantly Higher Than Last Year

One of my FaceBook friends posted the following question to my wall: What is up with these gas prices?  I chuckled as I wrote the following response: How much more is your fill-up costing you? Gas prices have actually dropped 8.5¢ over the past two weeks, but they are higher than one year ago. Fuel insights … Continue reading

Two Hurricanes Are “Putting the Squeeze” on U.S. Gas Prices

As an update to my last post, Gas Prices Spike-up As We Near The End Of 2017 Summer Driving Season, the cost of petrol in these United States is becoming more interesting each day. About two weeks ago, Hurricane Harvey made landfall near Corpus Christi, TX on Saturday morning, August 26, 2017, around 3 a.m. After … Continue reading

Gas Prices Spike-up As We Near The End Of 2017 Summer Driving Season

Calendar Year 2017 is definitely proving itself to be different for gas prices. Today’s average cost for a gallon of regular gasoline in the U.S. is $2.429.  Over the course of the past seven (7) days, gas prices have ticked up 8.2 cents (Source: GasBuddy.com): $2.404 – Yesterday $2.347 – Week Ago $2.314 – Month … Continue reading

Solar Eclipse Fever Descends Upon America

Don’t get me wrong, I am a stargazer and enjoy watching the sky better than most of  my family members, friends and colleagues. For the upcoming solar eclipse on Monday, August 21, 2017, not only will I be in good company, it’s beginning to feel crowded as most Americans prep for a once in a … Continue reading

Proposed New Wind Turbines Mimic the Shape of a Bird

Earlier this year, Bloomberg reported that while wind’s role in the capacity market has been limited, it has been playing a bigger one in the spot market. Its capacity on the grid jumped to 7,655 megawatts last year and has more than doubled in the past seven years, based on data from PJM Interconnection LLC, a … Continue reading

Whether It’s a Road Trip or Staycation, You’ll Want to Fill Up Your Gas Tank for July 4, 2017 Holiday Weekend

The second holiday of the 2017 Summer Driving Season, Independence Day, is almost upon us. With the July 4th Holiday falling on a Tuesday this year, a number of folks are planning four-day weekends, and others may extend their get-aways even longer. For anyone thinking about hitting the road this holiday weekend, they are in … Continue reading