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Gasoline Prices Are Relatively Stable This Week

Since my mid-September post, Crude Oil and Retail Gas Prices: What a difference a weekend makes, gasoline prices have been relatively stable. What’s my definition of relatively stable? One answer can be found in GasBuddy.com’s current gas price data: $2.651 Today’s Average $2.622 Yesterday’s Average $2.672 Last Week’s Average $2.662 Last Month’s Average $2.840 Last Year’s … Continue reading

Crude Oil and Retail Gas Prices: What a difference a weekend makes

At the close of business (COB) on Friday, September 13, 2019, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) closed on the NYMEX at $54.85 per barrel. GasBuddy.com reported the average price for a gallon of gasoline as  $2.568 for the same time period. However, on Monday, September 16, 2019, NYMEX reported WTI opening at $61.96 per barrel. So … Continue reading

Current Gas Prices Favor a “Last Hurrah of Summer” Labor Day Holiday Weekend Road Trip

The Labor Day Holiday is one week away (September 2, 2019)! Some of you have already planned your get-away for the three-day weekend, while others are still sitting on the fence trying to decide between a stay-cation or road trip. Here’s a tidbit of information that may help move you off of the fence: AAA … Continue reading

Will You Be Hitting the Road for the Independence Day 2019 Holiday Weekend?

We are about one week away from the second holiday of this summer driving season. AAA reports that 49 million people, a record number, are expected to travel for the 4th of July Holiday weekend. Of this number, 41.4 million expect to hit the road with the busiest travel day coming on July 3rd. With … Continue reading

Memorial Day Holiday Weekend 2019: What are your plans?

It’s almost time! The 2019 Memorial Day Holiday weekend is almost upon us. Is a road trip in your plans for this weekend? According to AAA travel statistics, nearly 43 million Americans are planning to start their summers on a high note with a Memorial Day Holiday weekend getaway. Since this holiday weekend travel period … Continue reading

Gas Prices and Temperatures Are On The Rise

Periodically, since the inception of this blog, I have included updates on trending U.S. gasoline prices. By the way, today’s average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $2.892 per GasBuddy.com. Going forward, gas price info and other updates will continue to be provided on this blog, and the plan is to add gas facts … Continue reading

For Earth Day 2019, Be Kind to Mother Earth and to Each Other

In a world where you can be anything, why not be kind? The 49th annual celebration of Earth Day will happen on Monday, April 22, 2019. This year’s theme, adopted by members of the Earth Day Network is  Protect Our Species. My focus for this Earth Day is to encourage everyone, and I do mean … Continue reading

Will gasoline prices reverse their downward trend in January 2019?

We are two weeks into the new year and fuel price data have some analysts asking if this is the end of falling gasoline prices?, and will they begin trending upward? That’s a good question. Let’s take a look at some of the data? For starters, here are some fuel price stats for regular gasoline (Source: … Continue reading

A Pre-Christmas Check of U.S. Gas Prices

Twas the weekend before Christmas and all through the land, many U.S. motorists can be heard singing or humming the first verse of “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”: It’s the most wonderful time of the year With the kids jingle belling And everyone telling you be of good cheer It’s the most … Continue reading

The 2018 Winter Solstice Is Almost Here

One of my daily habits is getting at least one update on the local and national meteorological forecasts. My interests in these forecasts are often tied to my business and personal travel itineraries. They have also proven to be useful data for work that I have done, am doing, or plan to do. My weather … Continue reading