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A policy to lower non-competitive retail gasoline prices

Costas A. Nicolaou

A policy to lower non-competitive retail gasoline prices

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Published by Lakehead Centre for Northern Studies in [Thunder Bay, Ont.] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gasoline -- Prices -- Manitoba.,
  • Gasoline -- Prices -- Government policy -- Manitoba.,
  • Pricing -- Manitoba.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementCostas A. Nicolaou.
    SeriesResearch report -- #1, Research report (Lakehead University. Centre for Northern Studies) -- #1
    ContributionsLakehead University. Centre for Northern Studies.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHD9579.G5 C266 1989
    The Physical Object
    Pagination18 p. :
    Number of Pages18
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18233330M

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A policy to lower non-competitive retail gasoline prices by Costas A. Nicolaou Download PDF EPUB FB2

President Bush's energy policies weren't responsible for gasoline prices being below $2/gallon in Nor did President Obama's energy policies cause gasoline prices.

consistent and predictable effect on changes in retail gasoline prices. Other factors equal, a $1-per-barrel change in the price of crude oil will result in a $1-per-barrel, or $per-gallon (1/42 of $1 because there are 42 gallons in one barrel) change in the price ofwholesale and retail Size: 1MB.

Lower gas prices result in increased driving and increased purchase of premium gas, so gas expenditures don't fall as much as gas prices. Estimated 2% increase in retail. looked at gasoline prices movements. The methodology used is very similar to that of Davis and Hamilton.

Both Henly et al. and Davis and Hamilton analyzed firm specific wholesale gasoline prices as opposed to retail prices. The biggest difficulty in analyzing firm specific retail prices is that the data are not as complete as the wholesale data. We have proposed a package of legislation to open the gasoline retail market to more competition, thereby lowering prices at the pump and preventing price gouging by big oil corporations.

The main piece of the Democratic plan is a bill that would force big oil corporations like Shell, Exxon/Mobil, and BP/Amoco to sell the nearly 1, Michigan. Product and Price Competition in Retail Gasoline Markets March Abstract We examine how product and pricing decisions of retail gasoline stations depend on local market demographics and the degree of competitive intensity in the market.

We are able to shed light on the observed empirical phenomenon that proximate gasoline stations price very. Volatile gas prices have taken center stage in the media as the national average for a gallon of gasoline has swung from nearly $4 a gallon nationwide, to just under $1.

Prices are also affected by variations in tax rates among states, in addition to refinery issues, and retail gasoline dealer issues like location, rent, and local competition. Global market for crude oil. The price of crude oil is the main contributor to the general increase in retail gasoline prices since the start of   Similarly, when prices are falling, realized gasoline retail prices can be significantly less than 70 cents above the prior month RBOB futures contract price.

On October 1,the November RBOB futures contract traded at $ per gallon while the final November gasoline retail price averaged $ per gallon, $ per gallon. With the national average price for regular grade gasoline hitting $ a gallon last week and well on the road to over $ a gallon, the public and politicians of.

Current U.S. Retail Gasoline Prices Source: Weekly U.S. Retail Gasoline Prices, Regular Grade, 4/11/ 4/18/ 4/25/ Change from week ago Change from year ago sell gasoline of lower octane sell gasoline of lower octane rating, which incur a lower production cost.

rating, which incur a lower production cost. Publication of Low Sulfur On-Highway Diesel (LSD) prices at the U.S. level was discontinued on December 8, due to a diminishing number of stations selling LSD as a result of EPA diesel fuel regulations.

EIA continued to collect LSD prices from retail outlets and included them in the Diesel Average All Types price until Jwhen. “Motorists are paying more for gasoline at this time of year than they’ve ever paid,” according to AAA spokesman Michael Green. As of Februgasoline prices in the United States are averaging $, 14 percent higher than a month ago and are the highest on record for this time of the year.

The purpose of this post is to explain why this increase is occurring. Those figures varied between and but, overall, the price of crude oil comprised 59% of the average retail cost of gasoline. To understand how gas prices are set, consider the core.

PROS PROS If the government set regulation on gas prices, then the producers of the gas would have no shortages or surplus situations due to the stability of the price.

Should the government choose to set a price on gas, it would increase the U.S citizens satisfaction as they do. And lower prices for fossil fuels may well postpone the hard decisions needed for the country to transition to a more energy-efficient economy and to help reduce greenhouse-gas emissions and mitigate climate change.

Because gas prices play such an omnipresent role in contemporary society, their fluctuations have been the subject of enormous. The Alternative Fuel Price Report is a snapshot in time of retail fuel prices.

Alternative fuel fleets can obtain significantly lower fuel prices than those reported by entering into contracts directly with local fuel suppliers. See all price reports.

July ; April Gas prices are to high. I think that gas prices are to high gas prices are about 2 to 3 dollars a gallon. Lets say you have 16 dollars for food and you need gas 8 gallons of it there goes your 16 dollars for food.

Gas prices should be lower because food is more inportent then gas. unbranded (or branded) gasoline at the rack price.7 Unlike the branded stations at which the retail price of gasoline is directly set (at company-op stations) or indirectly influenced by the branded 5 For example, in order to be called “Chevron” gasoline at the retail station, the gasoline must contain the additive Techron.

A similar. Retail conventional regular gasoline prices (dollars per gallon) more price data ›; Year ago Most recent 11/11/19 11/09/20 11/02/20 10/26/20 10/19/20 10/12/20 10/05/20 09/28/20; U.S. The final and perhaps most im­portant wholesale price is the tank-wagon price, from the supplier or jobber to the retail gasoline dealer, on delivery to the service station.

As to the retail price, there are, with few exceptions, no "manu­facturer’s retail list prices" in gasoline. Gasoline is one of my biggest work-related expenses, California gas prices are consistently among the highest in the nation, and I’m also an economist.

I feel impelled to fill up at the station offering gasoline at the cheapest price, without going significantly out of. Lower gas prices are often cited as a primary reason for the increased fuel consumption and there is no question that demand increased since it cratered in —the year gas prices reached a.

the price response of gasoline at one level, e.g. retail, to a change in price at another level, e.g. wholesale. Some papers in this literature find that retail prices increase more quickly following increases to wholesale prices than decreases, (see, e.g., Borenstein et al ()).

For further information and listing of states and the various laws and regulations they adopt (weights and measures law, unit pricing, price verification), you may visit NIST HandbookUniformity of Laws and Regulations.

A state by state comparison is provided in Chapter II. Download the free GasBuddy app to find the cheapest gas stations near you, and save up to 40¢/gal by upgrading to a Pay with GasBuddy fuel rewards program. RFG area is an ozone nonattainment area designated by the Environmental Protection Agency which requires the use of reformulated gasoline.

Publication of Low Sulfur On-Highway Diesel (LSD) prices at the U.S. level was discontinued on December 8, due to a diminishing number of stations selling LSD as a result of EPA diesel fuel regulations.

The onset of the Great Recession pressured producer prices lower in the fourth quarter ofa that gasoline with lower RVP arrive at retail stations before June 1st.3 The length of the gasoline supply chain States from global price shocks, and keep gas prices low.

Domestic crude oil is often held in storage in the. Markup Pricing: The markup on cost can be calculated by adding a preset, often industry standard, profit margin percentage to the cost of the merchandise.

The percentage markup on retail is determined by dividing the dollar markup by the retail price. For example, if your markup is $20 and your product retails for $40, your percentage markup is: $20 / $ or 50 percent.

Gas Prices and Oil Companies. Chain-Email Excerpt: WE CAN GET GAS BACK DOWN TO $1 PER GALLON. Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that any drop in the.

To answer that question, we use weekly observations of US retail gasoline prices from toobtained from the US Energy Information Agency. The retail price data are matched with weekly price data for West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and Brent.

We calculated the percent changes in the prices of retail gasoline, WTI, and Brent. Notes about the content on this page: Last update: 11/3/; Source: U.S.

Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update; Each week on Monday, retail gasoline outlets are contacted for their posted pump price (including all taxes) for "Regular Grade Motor Gasoline".Additional motor gasoline price data including specific metropolitan regions and.

The price you set for a product or service has a very significant effect on how the consumer behaves. If consumers believe that the price you're charging is lower than competitors it could cause a major spike in sales.

But if the price you set is significantly higher than. When it comes to gasoline prices, what goes up must come down – and vice versa. Or so it seems to US motorists, who have been on a roller coaster ride with gas prices over the last decade.

Gasoline decreased USD/GAL or % since the beginning ofaccording to trading on a contract for difference (CFD) that tracks the benchmark market for this commodity.

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Gasoline prices per gallon are stated on the left side of the chart, crude oil prices per barrel on the right. The price curves show that, as a general pattern, retail gasoline prices reflect the changes in the crude oil prices.

But there was a difference beginning in the fall of when the retail price of gasoline dropped more than the. Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update (updated weekly) This Week in Petroleum (updated weekly) California Energy Commission.

California Retail Gasoline and Diesel Prices; California Average Weekly Retail Gasoline Prices; California Gasoline Data, Facts, and Statistics. 2 days ago  The biggest single component of retail gasoline prices is the cost of the raw material used to produce the gasoline – crude oil.

Recently, that price has ranged between $50 and $70 per barrel, depending on the type of crude oil purchased. Given there are 42 gallons in a barrel, a rough calculation is that retail gasoline prices move approximately cents per gallon for every $1 change in the price of a barrel of crude oil.

While this is not an exact calculation, it helps demonstrate that as crude oil prices change, so does the price of retail gasoline. accelerate the increase in retail prices of gasoline. On the other hand, if retail prices are decreasing, consumers may expect the decrease to go on in the coming few days, 1Indeed, the simple correlation coe cient between the daily percentage changes of the retail gasoline price and the crude oil price is a mere percent in our sample.Get the latest commodity trading prices for oil, gold, silver, copper and more on the U.S.

commodities market and exchange at CNNMoney.leaded gasoline, and prices for onward are for unleaded gasoline. However, as shown in figure 4, the average U.S. retail gasoline price adjusted for inflation was actually substantially lower in than it was during its peak in Even so, the average U.S.

retail gasoline price has .