Washington, D.C. – At the start of May, the national gas price average is $2.90, which is three cents more than a month ago.
Pump prices in April saw minimal variability compared to March, which increased 15 cents from start to finish. Stable crude oil prices amid fluctuating demand helped keep the national average price jumps nominal last month.
Washington, D.C. – AAA says that despite gasoline demand mostly increasing this month, the national gas price average has seen little movement, fluctuating up or down by only a penny to $2.86 or $2.87.
In fact, 10 of the past 12 days saw a steady hold at $2.86 despite demand reaching its highest measurement—8.9 million b/d for the week ending April 9th—in more than a year.
Washington, D.C. – AAA reports Refinery utilization is at its highest measurement this year: 84%.
This strong utilization rate, as measured by the Energy Information Administration (EIA), helped contribute to the addition of 4 million bbl of gasoline, pushing overall supply levels to 234.5 million bbl for the week ending April 2nd.
Washington, D.C. – AAA reports Gasoline demand measured 8.9 million b/d in the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly report, up nearly 4% from the week prior.
Because of the jump in demand, gasoline supplies tightened to 230.5 million bbl, the lowest level this year, and state gas prices averages saw major fluctuations. On the week, states saw pump price changes ranging from an increase of 15 cents to a decrease of 3 cents.
Washington, D.C. – At $2.86, the national average has decreased week-over-week for the first time since November of last year. Today’s average is two cents cheaper on the week. Since last Monday, 45 states also saw their averages decrease or no change at the pump.
“Growing stock levels and cheaper crude oil prices are putting downward pressure on pump prices for the majority of motorists,” said Jeanette McGee, AAA spokesperson.
Washington, D.C. – After weeks of seeing almost daily increases, the national gas price average is showing signs of stability, holding steady at $2.88 for the last 5 days.
Still, today’s average is the highest price since May 2019 and is more expensive on the week (+2 cents), month (+25 cents), and year (+74 cents).
Washington, D.C. – Following last month’s winter storm in Texas, the national gas price average has jumped nearly 40 cents to $2.86.
Prices will continue to increase this week, especially following the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest weekly reports showing the second week of a major decline in gasoline stocks and a substantial increase in U.S. demand.
Washington, D.C. – AAA says Gas prices continue to increase, with the national average up nine cents on the week to $2.72. That is a 30 cent increase from the beginning of February, 28 cents more than a year ago, and the most expensive daily national average since August 2019.
The latest price jumps are a direct result of February’s winter storm that took 26 U.S. refineries offline and pushed refinery utilization from an average of about 83% down to an atypical low of 68%, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).
General Motors recalls nearly 700,000 vehicles because Passenger Frontal Air Bag Inflator May Explode
Washington, D.C. – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports General Motors, LLC is recalling certain 2013 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV, and Escalade EXT, Chevrolet Avalanche, Silverado 1500, Silverado 2500/3500, Suburban, Tahoe, GMC Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500/3500, Yukon, and Yukon XL vehicles.
An inflator explosion may result in sharp metal fragments striking the driver or other occupants, resulting in serious injury or death.
Washington, D.C. – AAA says that Crude oil and pump prices will soon be more expensive than the highest price of 2020 despite low demand. At the end of last week, crude was priced at $59.47/bbl.
That’s just under $4.00/bbl less than last year’s most expensive price of $63.27/bbl (seen on January 6th, 2020). Since the end of November, we’ve seen the price of crude increase as much as $5.00/bbl a week, meaning we could see 2021 crude oil prices top 2020 as early as this week.
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