jump to example.com
 

Gas prices down slightly in Mid-Atlantic

gas pricesGas prices in the Mid-Atlantic region are some of the only prices to see a decline on the week with many areas of the region seeing gas prices move down by a penny or less.

Gasoline inventories remain high regionally and the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) reports that the healthy supply should keep prices relatively stable as the market prepares for the transition to summer-blend gasoline.

Overall, increased U.S. oil production continues to counter OPEC rebalancing efforts.

“At a time when gas prices typically experience a seasonal uptick, that increase has stalled, which is welcome news for motorists” said Tammy Arnette, Public Affairs Specialist for AAA Mid-Atlantic. “Though crude oil prices have leveled off, which typically halts pump price increases, seasonal refinery maintenance and the switchover to summer blend gasoline will likely reverse this trend in the weeks ahead.”

At the close of Friday’s formal trading session on the NYMEX, West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil was down nine percent ($4.84) to settle at $48.49 per barrel. Crude oil dropped below the $50 per barrel mark this week for the first time since December.  Oil production in the U.S. continues to rise. Globally, the Russian energy ministry released oil production data showing that their oil production has remained unchanged as compared to last month. This information has unsettled traders and many speculate whether or not Russia will thwart efforts by OPEC to rebalance global oil supply.

 

Subscribe to AFP: Come on, you know you want to

You can subscribe to Augusta Free Press if you want to. If you don't, we're still cool.

Augusta Free Press: Your local marketing specialists

Augusta Free Press brings your ideas on marketing and what you want and need to do to reach customers and clients to reality.

1K and counting: Need a new business website? Hire AFP

Augusta Free Press has built more than 1,000 websites for clients across the Shenandoah Valley and Central Virginia. With a track record of more than a decade in website design, let AFP guide you through the process.

Advertise on AFP through Dec. 31 for $500

Our readership continues to grow on AugustaFreePress.com, and we want your business to feel that love. We're offering a deal to advertise in the fourth quarter for a reduced rate.

Help Wanted: Craft Beertender and Cellar Technician

Stable Craft Brewing in Waynesboro, Va., has immediate openings for Craft Beertender and Cellar Technician.

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects U.S. monthly average regular gasoline retail prices to increase from $2.30 per gallon in February 2017 to $2.51 per gallon in July before falling to $2.24 per gallon by December. U.S. regular gasoline retail prices are forecast to average $2.40 per gallon in 2017 and $2.44 per gallon in 2018.  EIA forecasts WTI crude oil prices are expected to average $54 per barrel in 2017.

 
Discussion
 
Recent Posts