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Why Extreme Heat Can Cause Airport Delays

Here we are, about 24-hours away from the beginning of the summer solstice and most of the desert southwest is broiling. For the record, I thought Summer 2017 began in these United States on Wednesday, June 21st. As it turns out, it does for those living in the Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) zone. According to the Famers … Continue reading

Stable Gas Prices Greet Motorists As We Approach The 2017 Memorial Day Weekend

We’re almost there! For some of you, your Memorial Day Weekend begins today. For others, no real activity will commence before Friday, May 26, 2017.  Here in the United States, Memorial Day Weekend unofficially signals the beginning of the summer driving season that extends thru the Labor Day Weekend. Although summer does not officially begin until June … Continue reading

May Day 2017 Gas Prices

May Day! May Day! May Day!  May Day is a traditional spring holiday in many cultures around the world that is often observed on May 1st. In the late 19th century, May Day was chosen as the date for International Worker’s Day. For 2017, workers and activists are marking this holiday with defiant rallies and … Continue reading

Earth Day 2017: #MarchforScience

Today, April 22, 2017 is Earth Day! It is an annual event that began in 1970 and is now observed by hundreds of millions, if not 1 or 2 billion people around the world. According to Live Science, Earth Day started as a grassroots movement and created public support for the creation of the Environmental … Continue reading

Crude Oil and Gasoline Prices Perform a Strange Dance for Spring 2017

Spring begins on Monday, March 20, 2017. Expect to be greeted by warmer weather across most of the U.S. Also expect to be greeted by a strange dance between crude oil and gasoline prices, because things are a bit wacky in this commodity market. Today’s average price for regular gasoline across the U.S. is $2.297 … Continue reading

Where Are Gas Prices After 30-days With A New POTUS?

We just passed the 30-day mark with our new president of the United States (POTUS), Donald J. Trump. Those in the media as well as others are asking how is our new president doing? Here’s a question that was posed to me: Has there been a shift in gas prices under the new Trump administration? … Continue reading

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