gas prices


Why gas prices are likely to keep falling

Sep 4, 2015
Even if crude oil prices rise, the end of summer reduces demand for gas.
Posted In: gas prices, crude oil, refineries
A Shell gas station. Because of refinery issues, gas prices have shot up in the Midwest.

Oil prices are low, but some states see gas prices spike

Aug 19, 2015
Gas consumption is up, and refineries are running near peak capacity. When one breaks down, gas prices jump.
Posted In: Oil, gas prices, midwest
A sign at a Mobil gas station in Pismo Beach, California.

Oil is cheap, but gas is still expensive in California

Jul 22, 2015
Shortages of the state's special blend causes prices to spike, but this feels different.
Posted In: gas prices, oil prices, california, refineries

Why "landmen" don't benefit from low gas prices

May 4, 2015
The people who oil companies pay to get the rights to drill for oil lose out.
Posted In: crude oil, drilling, gas prices

Gas prices opening up car choices

Mar 19, 2015
With gas prices low, auto buyers have a choice: fuel-efficient or gas-thirsty?
Posted In: gas prices, auto sales
Gas prices are inching up again on the West Coast.

The volatility of gasoline prices

Mar 4, 2015
Gas prices seem to decline more slowly than they recover
Posted In: gas prices, explainer, cheap oil
Despite tales of a resurgent U.S. economy, industrial production and housing starts number still paint a picture of a struggling economy.

Searching for the economy's new normal

Feb 18, 2015
PPI, industrial production and housing starts numbers for January are okay, and they paint a picture of a still-struggling economy.
Posted In: Housing, gas prices, index
Commuters wait on a snow-covered platform for a train in the Wicker Park neighborhood of Chicago.

Cheap gas could cut into transit ridership

Jan 30, 2015
Mass transit providers are concerned that ridership numbers will dip.
Posted In: gas prices, public transportation, transporation
A Shell employee conducts a safety walk-through of a tanker truck at a gas station in Kuala Lumpur.

Big Oil's first cut: exploration

Jan 29, 2015
In response to low oil prices, oil companies may cut back exploration projects.
Posted In: Shell, Oil, gas prices, big oil
Can an air-thin price increase even be felt at the pump? A customer at a San Francisco service station.

Looking for meaning in a fractional gas price increase

Jan 27, 2015
For first time in four months, an average gallon goes up – from $2.033 to $2.038.
Posted In: oil prices, gas prices