gasoline futuresJanuary 2nd, 2019

Gasoline prices at the pump have dropped to their lowest in about a year and half, but could jump by 35% as soon as May, with output cuts by major oil producers expected to boost the price of oil, according to gasoline-price tracker GasBuddy.

The national average price for gallon of gasoline got its lowest start to a year since 2016, “when the national average was also near free fall and eventually hit $1.66 a gallon, said Patrick DeHaan, head of petroleum analysis at GasBuddy.

At an average of $2.229 Wednesday afternoon, gasoline prices were at their cheapest since July 2, 2017, he said, adding that a price of $2.22 would be the lowest since President Donald Trump entered office.

Prices have declined “nearly every day for the last 80 or so,” DeHaan said. “Americans are spending $260 million less on gasoline today than they did some 80 days ago.”

GasBuddy’s 2019 gasoline forecast released Wednesday shows gasoline averaging $2.70 a gallon this year. That would mark a modest three-cent decline from the average for 2018.

In a tweet early Wednesday, President Donald Trump said the low gas prices “are like another Tax Cut!”

Trump’s actions on trade with China will have a big impact on retail prices for gasoline, said DeHaan. “I really see his decision playing a decent size role,” he said, with a China trade deal being “big enough to push the economy up or down, depending on specifics.”

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Gasoline Prices Near Lowest Of Year

On November 26, 2018, in gasoline futures trading news, by Infinity Trading
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November 26, 2018

Gasoline prices are quickly approaching the lowest prices of the year, and motorists should see additional discounts this week. Just as retailers cut prices on Black Friday, the price of crude also dropped by more than 10 percent – amid concerns that strong global oil production will overpower demand.

Gasoline prices in Georgia are closing in on the lowest of 2018. Sunday’s daily average of $2.39 per gallon is 4 cents higher than this year’s lowest price, established on January 1. The Georgia state average has declined a total of 41 cents in the past 44 days. During the past week alone, it dropped 9 cents

Average prices are at or near the lowest of the year in metro areas like Albany, Atlanta, Columbus, Dalton, Gainesville, Rome, and Valdosta. Click here and scroll down to check daily metro average gas prices.

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gasoline futures prices

May 3rd, 2018

The EIA released its weekly gasoline inventory data on May 2. It reported that US gasoline inventories increased by 1.1 MMbbls (million barrels) to 237.9 MMbbls from April 20 to 27. However, gasoline inventories dropped by 3.2 MMbbls or 1.3% year-over-year.

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Analysts had estimated that US gasoline inventories could have declined by 0.6 MMbbls from April 20 to 27. US gasoline futures fell on May 2 due to an unexpected build in gasoline inventories. US gasoline futures fell 0.3% to $2.07 per gallon. The United States Gasoline ETF (UGA) aims to follow the performance of US gasoline futures. UGA fell ~0.7% to $33.05.

Gasoline and crude oil futures usually move together. US oil futures rose 1%. The United States 12 Month Oil Fund (USL) aims to track the performance of WTI oil futures. USL rose ~0.5% to $23.6.

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crude oil futures news

January 21st, 2016

Gasoline futures had earlier this week traded as low as $1.0005 — the weakest price in seven years.

But on Thursday, a weekly report from the US energy department showed domestic gasoline, or petrol, consumption was a robust 9.1m barrels per day, up nearly 600,000 b/d from a week before.

Nymex February gasoline futures rose 2.6 per cent to $1.0442 per gallon.

“The market is reacting to the weekly change in demand,” said Andy Lipow, president of Lipow Oil Associates, a consultant in Houston.

Petrol is an important indicator for the strength of the US economy. As retail prices dropped below $2 a gallon in the US, Americans have flocked to the highways and started buying more pickup trucks and bigger cars. The average fuel economy of new vehicles is down by almost a mile per gallon since mid-2014, according to the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute.

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crude oil futures news

February 2nd, 2015

Crude oil markets rallied Monday morning, shrugging off news of U.S. refinery strikes and sluggish Chinese manufacturing, as traders continued Friday’s run to close out bearish bets, traders and analysts said.
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Light, sweet crude for March delivery was recently up 32 cents, or 0.7%, at $48.56 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude for March delivery recently traded up 44 cents, or 0.8%, to $53.43 a barrel on the ICE Futures Europe exchange.

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Gasoline Futures Prices Continue Slide

On December 30, 2014, in gasoline futures trading news, by Infinity Trading
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December 29th, 2014

Gasoline prices fell nearly 75 cents per gallon over the past year in Western Pennsylvania, an online analyst reported Monday, as oil prices driving the discount continued to tumble.

The average price at the pump dropped 7 cents last week to an average of $2.66 per gallon, according to GasBuddy.com’s latest survey of 731 stations in the Pittsburgh region. Motor club AAA put the average price for Western Pennsylvania at $2.64 a gallon.

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gasoline futures

June 30th, 2014

Commodity Speculators boosted bets that gasoline prices will rise on prospects for the most Independence Day traffic in seven years and fighting in the Middle East.

Money managers increased net-long positions by 7.6 percent in the week ended June 24, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission data show. Long positions advanced 5.5 percent and shorts fell 0.3 percent.

Americans traveling by car over the July 4th weekend will pay the most for fuel since 2008, AAA said last week. Pump prices are at the highest level for the period in six years, data from the motoring organization show. Gasoline advanced with crude this month after insurgents captured the northern Iraqi city of Mosul and advanced toward Baghdad.

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Gasoline Futures Advance

On June 18, 2013, in gasoline futures trading news, by Infinity Trading
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Gasoline futures advance

June 18th, 2013

Gasoline rose after reports showed the U.S. housing market is strengthening, boosting optimism that fuel demand will improve. Crack spreads widened.

Gasoline futures gained as housing starts climbed 6.8 percent in May to a 914,000 annualized rate. Permits to build single-family homes increased 1.3 percent to a 622,000 pace, the fastest in five years. A report yesterday showed the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s general economic gauge, known as the Empire State index, climbed to 7.8 this month from minus 1.4 in May, signaling future expansion.

“On top of yesterday’s Empire stats, the housing data was positive,” said Gene McGillian, an analyst and broker at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut. “We continue to get indications that economy is improving.”

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Gasoline Follows WTI Crude Higher

On May 8, 2013, in gasoline futures trading news, by Infinity Trading
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May 8th, 2013

Gasoline rose, following West Texas Intermediate crude higher, after an industry report yesterday that oil inventories at the storage hub of Cushing, Oklahoma, declined last week.

Gasoline futures gained as much as 0.6 percent. WTI rose 0.8 percent and its discount to Brent crude on ICE Futures Europe narrowed to $8.29 a barrel, the lowest level since January 2012. Gasoline’s crack spread versus WTI narrowed 11 cents to $23.27 a barrel, and the fuel’s premium over Brent widened 40 cents to $14.

“It’s following WTI and waiting for the big report today to see if there’s any indication of demand,” said Phil Flynn, senior market analyst at Price Futures Group in Chicago.

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April 12th, 2013

Gasoline sank to the lowest level since January on concern that U.S. and European economies are weakening, reducing fuel demand at the same time refineries increase output.

Gasoline futures slid to the lowest intraday level since Jan. 18. March U.S. retail sales fell the most in nine months. Cyprus said it will seek more aid from the European Union. Gasoline supplies and refinery inputs rose last week, government data show. The motor fuel is the worst performer this month in the Standard & Poor’s GSCI Index of 24 materials.

“The problems in Europe seem to have bubbled up again and retail sales are not looking too good on top of the weak fundamentals,” said Gene McGillian, an analyst and broker at Tradition Energy in Stamford, Connecticut.

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