Saturday, December 5, 2015

Gasoline vs. Crude Oil Prices (Chart)

From:  Inflation Data

COMMENT - Don't let the $2 gas make you forget to electrify your transportation!

 

Are Oil Companies Ripping us off with Gas Prices?

Recently Gasoline at the pump have fallen while crude oil prices have stabilized. I often get the question ... are they really correlated?
Crude Oil vs Gasoline Chart
 
 
The chart to the right shows the correlation between the average annual price of gasoline and the average annual price of crude oil. By using the average annual price we eliminate brief spikes and get a better picture of what we really pay over the long term. If we see a brief spike many of us will put off buying gas as long as possible hoping to miss the spike so over the long term we will pay closer to the average price.  MORE