Tags: Oil | Prices

Smiles Fade at the Pump: Gas Prices Going Back up

Monday, 21 Jun 2010 02:08 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

Motorists heading out for the long July 4th weekend will find that filling up the family car is getting more costly.

Retail prices for gasoline have climbed over the past week and are headed back toward a national average of $2.80 to $2.90 per gallon with higher prices on the West Coast, said Tom Kloza of the Oil Price Information Service.

Prices dropped for about six weeks as oil prices fell over worries that the European debt crisis could spread and crush the global economic recovery and demand for crude.

Those worries have since ebbed, oil is rising again and the stock market has started to recover some of its recent losses.

Kloza said he expects the price increases to be modest.

"Much higher prices would roil the economic picture, and the oil price rally has been largely on the coattails of the stock market recovery," he said.

Prices rose 0.3 cent to a national average of $2.737 per gallon on Monday, according to AAA, Wright Express and Oil Price Information Service. Prices have risen 3.9 cents in the past week and are 7.5 cents below levels of a month ago. Pump prices are 4.4 cents higher than a year ago.

The government's Energy Information Administration will release its weekly report on retail gasoline prices later Monday.

Oil prices gave up earlier gains on Monday afternoon. China's move to end its currency's peg to the dollar initially fanned enthusiasm for crude, since a stronger yuan will make dollar-based commodities like oil cheaper in China and bolster demand. But uncertainty about how quickly China may implement currency changes put a damper on rising prices and knocked oil back. Crude lost 21 cents at $76.97 a barrel on the New York Mercantile Exchange after rising as high as $78.92.

Another currrency development also brought oil down: the euro faded against the dollar. A stronger dollar makes oil less attractive to investors holding foreign currency.

In other Nymex trading, heating oil lost 0.30 cent at $2.1259 a gallon, gasoline dropped 2.08 cents to $2.1268 a gallon and natural gas fell 16.7 cents to $4.830 per 1,000 cubic feet.

Brent crude lost 34 cents at $77.88 on the ICE futures exchange.

——

Associated Press writers Nataliya Vasilyeva in Moscow and Alex Kennedy in Singapore contributed to this report.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

O'Reilly: Ban US Entry From West Africa for Three Months

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 20:52 PM

With the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States afflicting a Liberian man who had recently entered the count . . .

NY Times: US Ebola Victim Had Helped Pregnant Woman With Virus

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 20:32 PM

Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian man who has the first case of Ebola diagnosed inside the United States, reportedly aide . . .

Oklahoma AG: Consider Terrorism Charge in Beheading

Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014 20:22 PM

Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt says there is evidence to suggest that a beheading at a food processing plant in  . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved