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Free Falling

By: George Butler / Posted on: November 9, 2018

On October 3rd The oil market intraday highs were as follow:
Crude Oil – 76.92
RBOB Gasoline – 2.1464
ULSD Diesel – 2.4541

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Part Three: Summer is over and lower gas prices are on the way

By: George Butler / Posted on: October 12, 2018

On September 17th I wrote about "Relief at the Pumps," talking about lower gas prices are on the way. Since then retail gas prices have moved higher. In Pittsburgh, PA 87 grade Unleaded gasoline prices are now averaging $3.15 per gallon with a high of $3.239.

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Relief at the Pumps

By: George Butler / Posted on: September 17, 2018

The summer grade 7.8 RVP in Pittsburgh, PA gasoline specification requirement expired over the weekend. Now the Pittsburgh market can use the same gasoline specification (Conventional Gas) as most of the state.

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Summer is over and lower gas prices are on the way

By: George Butler / Posted on: August 17, 2018

As summer winds down and eases back into school, football, and cooler temps, less expensive higher Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) grades of gasoline enter the distribution system.

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Who Wants to Blink First and Raise Prices?

By: George Butler / Posted on: June 20, 2018

On May 22nd we were hoping for a market correction prior to the holiday weekend. On that day the front month NYMEX RBOB contract settled at $2.2636. Climbing from May 2nd, close @ $2.0803. A whooping $0.18 price move inflicting severe pain on your local gas station distributor leaving retail gasoline margins negative in some markets and begging the question, who wants to blink first and raise prices?

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