Wholesale Gasoline Prices Drop on Building Supply

Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric A mid-May price spike in Midwest gasoline cash differentials spurred by a trio of fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) unit outages at refineries located in the region atop of refinery upgrades that have limited the production of oil products in the Midwest continues to abate, pressuring supplier “rack” postings

Lower Crude Costs to Limit Upside in Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric A 1.8-cent gain in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail price average for regular grade gasoline for the week-ended May 6 halted a string of weekly increases in the average that dated back to late February, while lifting the average off a 14-week low. At $3.538

Jobs Report Brightens Dimming Optimism Over Demand

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The gasoline futures contract that trades on the New York Mercantile Exchange rallied to a nearly one-month high early in the May 6 session, bolstered by the Labor Department’s May 3rd nonfarm payroll report showing greater jobs growth than expected for April and a decline in the

Retail Gasoline Prices Poised to Advance

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Climbing wholesale gasoline costs through the week ended April 29 are set to end a downtrend in the US gasoline average reported weekly by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) , which has declined for eight consecutive weeks since posting a 2013 high in late February. Wholesale costs

Shaken Economy Cannot Stir Gasoline Demand

Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric For six straight weeks, the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) retail gasoline price average has declined, down 17.6 cents or 4.7% from Feb. 25 when it reached $3.784 gallon, which is currently the high for 2013. Considering sharp selling activity during the second week of April, the February high

Wholesale Costs Set to Reverse March’s Lower Trend in Retail Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric After four consecutive weeks with a decline, and 23 out of 29 days in which retail gasoline prices have fallen, higher wholesale costs could reverse the recent trend observed in March and push prices at the pump higher in early April. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported

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Could We Be Midway Through Gasoline’s Preseason Rally?

By: Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric. The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. average price for all formulations of regular grade gasoline sold at retail outlets jumped another 7.3 cents through the week-ended Feb. 11, which was the eighth consecutive weekly increase in the national gasoline average. Since Dec. 17, when the U.S. average

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Gasoline Prices Stirred Higher on Optimism

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric The American Petroleum Institute (API), the Washington, DC-based trade organization for the oil and gas industry, on Jan. 18 said at 8.7 million bpd U.S. gasoline deliveries in 2012 fell to their lowest level in 11 years, while down 0.4% compared with 2011. During 2012, gasoline demand

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Lower Gasoline Prices Eyed for 2013

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric U.S. retail gasoline prices fell to an 11-month low in early December as building inventories and weak demand again pressured wholesale costs, with the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) weekly retail average for regular grade gasoline down in eight of the last nine weeks to $3.349 gallon. View

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Gasoline Prices Pressured by Weak Demand

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Wholesale gasoline costs moved lower coming into the second week of December, reflecting sliding values in spot and futures trading that will also prompt another decline in retail prices, which the Energy Information Administration (EIA) last said averaged nationally at a $3.394 gallon five-month low. The U.S.

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Mostly Dip Coming into December

By Brian L. Milne, Energy Editor, Schneider Electric Wholesale gasoline costs were mostly lower at major metropolitan markets across the U.S. coming into December, slipping on building supply and weaker demand, with gasoline consumption failing to get a sizeable jump during the Thanksgiving holiday. Implied gasoline demand did reach weekly summer demand levels leading up

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Seasonal Gasoline Shift and the Bernanke Put

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The uptrend in retail gasoline prices that began at the start of July still has legs, set to advance even as the summer travel season in the U.S. comes to an end with Labor Day, and as fuel specifications for gasoline ease to lower the production

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Gasoline Prices in Uptrend Through Labor Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline prices made sharp gains in late July, early August, and there’s more upside left in the cash market, which will filter through to retail outlets across the U.S. Absent a steep selloff, retail gasoline prices are poised to move higher in most U.S. metropolitan

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Gasoline Prices to Jump in Upper Midwest on Outages

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices countrywide remain on an upward trajectory, while pump prices in the upper Midwest metropolitan markets are set to surge after operational issues cut oil refining activity. Nationwide, retail gasoline prices are set to extend July’s upside push into August after consistently declining during

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Highlighting Weak Demand, EIA Lowers Price Expectations

by Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration (EIA) chopped 19 cents off the previous average it expected for U.S. gasoline prices this summer to a new $3.60 gallon estimate, while anticipating this year’s average for regular grade gasoline at $3.56 gallon and $3.51 gallon in 2013. That compares with

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Fuel Price Projections Dropping

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Based on the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Short-term Energy Outlook for May, its $3.79 gallon U.S. average for regular grade gasoline on May 7 will also be the price that gasoline averages this summer, which it defines from April through September. If realized, the $3.79 gallon

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Plummet on Worry over Economic Growth

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Department of Labor’s non-farm payroll report for April showing job creation at a paltry 115,000 which was much less than expected by the market triggered a selling frenzy in oil futures trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange, with the data suggesting slowing economic growth

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Still More Upside for Retail Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail gasoline average for regular grade snapped more than two months of consecutive gains, inching down 0.2 cents to $3.939 gallon on April 9 which made it the second weekly decline in the average out of the past 16 weeks

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Wholesale Gasoline Costs Climbing on RVP Switch, Iranian Export Decline

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices, with regular grade averaging at a 10-month high of $3.867 gallon nationally per the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly release, is set to continue higher, with several analysts projecting a $4.10 to $4.15 gallon average before a retreat in pump prices. Throughout

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Early Seasonal Peak for Gasoline or More to Go?

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices continue to advance, with the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. average for regular grade surging 7.2 cents to a $3.793 gallon nine-month high as of March 5, with further gains to again hike the average when next released. View Telvent DTN’s Weekly and

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EIA sees One-in-Four Chance for $4 Gallon U.S. Average in June

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN In its most recent Short-term Energy Outlook, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) pointed to a 25% probability based on activity in the financially traded gasoline market that its U.S. average price for regular grade gasoline would top $4 gallon in June. “Recent options and futures price

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Job Gains Boost Wholesale Gasoline Costs

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline values continue to find upside price support from refinery closures impacting the New York Harbor, with markets quickly popping higher on news of new unplanned downtime at other refineries even though there’s ample slack in the system while preliminary data from the Energy Information

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Another Refinery Shut Down Boosts Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN While mixed, wholesale gasoline prices mostly increased in major metropolitan markets across the U.S. during the third week in January, setting the stage for another increase in the U.S. retail average, which increased for the fifth consecutive week through Jan. 16. The Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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Pace of Retail Prices Gains Should Slow But…

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) U.S. retail regular grade gasoline average has now gained for four consecutive weeks through Jan. 9 to a $3.382 gallon two-month high, climbing 15.3 cents since Dec. 19. Of that total advance, 8.3cts of the gain took place during the week-ended

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Retail Gasoline Prices at Five-Week High

The U.S. retail price average for regular grade gasoline reported by the Energy Information Administration (EIA) reached a five-week high at $3.299 gallon in beginning 2012, and is set to notch its third straight weekly increase amid higher wholesale costs. Several factors continue to drive gasoline prices higher despite ongoing weak demand, with preliminary EIA

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