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Steady Gas Prices Greet New Administration This President’s Inaugural Weekend

U.S. motorists have been enjoying relatively steady gas prices over the past three months. Today’s average of $2.31 for a gallon of regular gasoline greets the new Trump Administration on their first full day on the job.   The 3-month retail price chart above shows that gas prices ranged from a low of $2.12 per … Continue reading

One last peak at retail gas prices for 2016

It is December 30, 2016, the eve of New Year’s Eve! Today’s average price per gallon for regular gasoline in the U.S. is $2.324. As we look forward to a new year, this post provides a quick glance at gas prices for CY2016. The chart below provides a better visual of where retail gas prices … Continue reading

If You’re Driving, Going Home For the Holidays Will Cost More This Year

Today’s national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.212 according to AAA. That happens to be the same price as yesterday, however, gas prices have risen about 2.5 ¢ over last week, and 4.0 ¢ since last month. While these minor increases won’t break the bank, the up-tick in prices over the past … Continue reading

Say It Ain’t So? OPEC Reaches Agreement to Curtail Production

Stunning markets everywhere, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) actually delivered an agreement that has been in the making for a while. According to Bloomberg, the cartel members agreed to reduce output by about 1.2 million barrels a day by January 2017, fulfilling a plan sketched out in Algiers in September to cut its … Continue reading

Lower Gas Prices Greet Holiday Travelers for Thanksgiving 2016

We are less than two days away from “Turkey Day” and Thanksgiving travelers are preparing to hit the roads (vehicles and buses), rails (trains), sky (airplanes), and water (boats). This week’s travelers are in for a special treat! Why? Because today’s national average price for a gallon of gasoline is $2.13 – six cents less … Continue reading

Colonial Pipeline Does It Again and #Tanksgiving for Your Gas Tank

Since my last post on petroleum related prices, What Causes Gasoline Price Spikes?, there has been a second rupture to the Colonial Pipeline in as many months. However, before we get into that discussion, here’s a bit of good news: GasBuddy has partnered with Corner Store [Ref 1], one of the largest independent retailers of motor fuels … Continue reading

Grady Gammage, Jr. To Discuss New Book At SusTech 2016

Phoenix, AZ.  Grady Gammage, Jr. is one of the featured keynote speakers at the upcoming SusTech 2016 Conference on Technologies Driving Sustainability on October 9-11, 2016 at the Phoenix Airport Marriott, 1101 North 44th Street, Phoenix, Arizona 85008, USA.  Gammage, a part time academic, a practicing lawyer, an author, a sometime real estate developer and … Continue reading

What Causes Gasoline Price Spikes?

It’s the first full week of October. Autumn arrived along with a burst of color and an increase in falling leaves about two weeks ago. After a hot summer, we’ll all happy to welcome slightly cooler temperatures. It’s also a good time to get an update on gasoline prices. This post will also take a … Continue reading

The Continuing Overheating Problem In Lithium-Ion Batteries

While watching the news earlier today, my ears perked up on a segment about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smart phone. Why? Because I’m shopping for a new smart phone and this brand and model made my Top 5 list.  The NBC News reporter informed viewers that the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) is urging … Continue reading

Demand for Gasoline is Higher for Labor Day Weekend 2016

We are approaching Labor Day Weekend 2016 —the last three day weekend of summer.  While U.S. motorists are still enjoying cheap gas prices, some of the cheapest since 2004, fuel analysts are reporting a slight increase in gasoline prices. One contributing factor to this recent price uptick is the increase in gasoline demand. United Press … Continue reading