Tag Archives: unleaded gasoline

Here’s One Reason Drivers Should Be Happy

As summer gets underway, there are some commodities that do seasonally well during this time of year.   The one that historically does best in the summer is unleaded gasoline with an average historical third quarter return of 8.2%.  This is not surprising from the increased demand from summer driving as people vacation.  However, the Read more […]

Your Gas Prices Should Be Cheaper

Think your gas prices are cheap? Think again. The oil price drop since June 2014 has moved to become one of the most important factors in the global economy. Despite agreement on a chance to change policy, it has divided the world into winners and losers based on importers and exporters. Presumably the winners are Read more […]

Cracking Contango: Brent-Gas Hits 6-Year Seasonal Low

The Brent crude oil and unleaded gasoline price difference, or “crack spread“, is a widely followed relationship to measure the value extracted along the chain of producing oil to refining it that can serve as a proxy for profit margins.  The EIA (Energy Information Agency) reported global gasoline supply and demand patterns have been evolving with demand greater Read more […]

Gas Guzzling Clunkers Driving Up Costs

Think you’re saving money by holding onto that old car? Think again. Since the recession, Americans have gradually held onto their cars for longer and longer because they have not wanted to spend money on new cars. Therefore, the average age of cars on the road has accelerated according to a recent survey from IHS Automotive. Also Read more […]

Paying Too Much at the Pump?!

Why are gas prices so high? I know I’m not alone as “a commodity lady” wondering this as I pull out my credit card to pay at the pump. (Which is not often since I ride my bicycle to work most days) Gasoline prices typically rise in the summer because more people travel to take Read more […]