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Effectively Managing the Fuel Market

As gasoline prices trend upward, retailers are struggling to stay competitive on price while protecting their margin. By John Lofstock, Editor. The cost of fuel has been roaring up and down like a rollercoaster, and so has the risk to retailers when purchasing fuel in large quantities. Fortunes can be made by accurately predicting which

Higher Crude Costs Drive Uptrend in Gasoline Prices

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The U.S. average retail price for regular grade gasoline dipped 1.6 cents from a six-month high to $2.876 gallon just ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, but are again seen moving up with an early week rally in wholesale values. Gasoline prices typically decline this time of

Retail Gasoline Prices Hold Near Highs as Thanksgiving Approaches

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The regular grade retail gasoline price average for the United States continues to hold near this year’s $2.905 gallon high reached in May, reported last at $2.892 gallon by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), boosted by tight supply in the Northeast and a weaker dollar. The

Retail Gasoline Prices Hover near Two-Year High

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Pricing data from the federal government shows retail gasoline prices were averaging just 4 cents below May’s 18-month high in early November, a time of year when gasoline prices are usually under downward pressure. Wholesale gasoline costs for the week-ended today (11/15) were mixed, likely arresting an

Retail Gasoline Prices to Ease off Five-Month High

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline prices across the U.S. moved lower during the second full week of October, halting a march higher in gasoline costs that started in September. The decline in wholesale gasoline costs will pressure retail gasoline prices that have been moving sharply higher during a time

Gasoline Prices Moving Higher in Early October

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Bucking the seasonal trend, retail gasoline prices are moving higher in early October following sharp increases in wholesale costs in a host of major metropolitan markets around the United States. Retail gasoline prices have averaged higher nationally in October compared with September in only two of

Retail Gasoline Set to Dip from One-Month High

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The U.S. retail gasoline price average should dip from a one-month high, as wholesale gasoline prices at distribution terminals in major metropolitan markets eased slightly during the final full week of September. Wholesale spot prices did increase early last week, slumped midway through the week, while again

Wholesale Gasoline Costs Tumble with Pipeline Restart

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN A relatively quick return, just over a week, in pipeline deliveries on Energy Partners, L.P.’s Lakehead system after it was shut on Sept. 9 due to a leak pressured wholesale gasoline costs through today, especially in the Midwest. Enbridge was forced to shut a key pipeline

Retail Gasoline Prices to Edge Higher Ahead of Labor Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN After slumping to a 10-week low of $2.704 gallon on Aug. 23, the US average price for regular grade gasoline, all formulations, is poised to move higher in front of the Labor Day holiday weekend. Labor Day marks the end of the summer driving season, with

Retail Gasoline Prices to Slide from Three-Month High

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN The U.S. average for all formulations of regular grade gasoline surged nearly a nickel to $2.783 gallon as of Aug. 9, according to the Energy Information Administration, the statistical arm of the Department of Energy. The price jump in retail was somewhat delayed from higher wholesale

Gasoline Pushes Higher

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN After inching off a one-month low last week to $272.2 gallon, the U.S. retail gasoline average is poised to post its second straight weekly increase, following wholesale costs higher. The US price benchmark for gasoline, the Reformulated Blendstock for Oxygenate Blending futures contract that trades on

Fuel Prices Remain Volatile

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Gasoline wholesale markets remain volatile, rallying one day while selling off the next as market participants react to a slew of data ranging from oil’s supply-demand fundamentals, the stock market, debt issues and currency trading to weekly and monthly updates that gauge the economic health of

Retail Gasoline Prices to Renew Move to Upside

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline prices moved higher in metropolitan markets across the U.S., which will reverse the trend in retail prices since the middle of May from down to up. Broad-based economic data underpinned the higher wholesale prices, which continue to climb during the first day of summer.

Retail Gasoline Prices Slip to Lows Last Seen in Early March

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices slid to a two-and-a-half month low ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, which has been dubbed the unofficial kickoff to the summer driving season due to the increase in holiday travel. Pre-holiday estimates projected a nearly 6% increase in highway travel during the

Gasoline Continue Slide into Memorial Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline prices continue tumbling, down nearly 50 cents from the start of May after another week of double-digit declines across most metropolitan markets nationwide through May 24. The drop in wholesale values is gradually filtering through to retail outlets, offering a savings for holiday travelers

Gasoline Continue Slide into Memorial Day

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline prices continue tumbling, down nearly 50cts from the start of May after another week of double-digit declines across most metropolitan markets nationwide through May 24. The drop in wholesale values is gradually filtering through to retail outlets, offering a savings for holiday travelers this

Expectations Driving Gasoline Prices Higher

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail prices across the country are positioned to move higher in early May, which is typical this time of year as the market prepares for increased driving demand during the warmer months in late spring and summer. Climbing retail prices follows a renewed push higher in

Gasoline Prices Pushing Higher

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Gasoline prices at retail outlets across the country are again moving higher after the uptrend briefly stalled in several metropolitan markets with a downturn in wholesale costs. However, wholesale gasoline costs are again on the march higher, pushed up primarily by a bullish market sentiment. There

Utah Gas Prices Surge

Gas prices are on the rise in Utah where the average price for a gallon of gas on Thursday was $3.10, Rolayne Fairclough, spokeswoman for AAA Utah told South Utah’s The Spectrum. With only Hawaii, Alaska and California posting higher prices that makes Utah’s gas prices the fourth highest in the nation. This is a

Gasoline Prices Climbing Sharply across U.S.

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices are poised for sharp increases across the country in early April following big gains in the wholesale market right in front of the Easter holiday, which follows mostly flat to lower prices at many local stations in late March. Driving the advance in

Gasoline Price Uptrend Slows

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Drivers across most major metropolitan markets in the United States should see the increase in retail prices at their local outlets freeze in the week leading up to Easter Sunday, with some markets potentially seeing a decrease at the pump. The forecast is based on a

Trend for Retail Gasoline Prices Points Higher

By Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Wholesale gasoline costs ended February mixed, higher in the West Coast amid seasonal changes in fuel specifications, while other parts of the country mostly saw these costs decreasing. However, the trend moving forward points to climbing gasoline prices at the pump, while the wholesale market is

Boost in Crude Costs to Offset Pass Through Savings

Brian L. Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Weekly gains in the gasoline wholesale market driven by higher crude costs leading up to the Valentine’s Day weekend will interrupt the national decline in retail gasoline prices midway through February. The U.S. average price for retail gasoline prices had decreased for four consecutive weeks through the

Wholesale Gasoline Costs Extend Decline

By Brian Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Gasoline costs in metropolitan wholesale markets across the U.S. are posting between a nickel and dime declines to start February compared with week prior pricing, as the market continues to slump after financially traded gasoline contracts spiked to a 15-month high in early January. The early year

Gasoline Pump Prices to Continue Decline

Brian Milne, Refined Fuels Editor, Telvent DTN Retail gasoline prices across the United States will continue to decline, as the impact of tumbling wholesale costs pull pump prices lower. Since posting a 15-month high in early January, wholesale gasoline costs are down nearly 9%, while retail prices have just inched lower. That lag in the

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