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Posted June 21, 2017Today in Energy

Growing octane needs widen the price difference between premium and regular gasoline ›

The difference between U.S. average retail prices for premium and regular gasoline reached 50 cents per gallon in late 2016, and it has remained near that level so far in 2017. This price difference, or spread, has been generally increasing since 2000. Many factors on both the supply and demand sides are influencing this trend. More


Source: EIA, Gasoline and Diesel Fuel Update

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WTI crude oil futures price

6/20/2017: $43.23/barrels

down$3.23 from week earlier
down$6.14 from year earlier

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6/20/2017: $2.907/MMBtu

down$0.059 from week earlier
up$0.160 from year earlier

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6/19/2017: $2.318/gal

down$0.048 from week earlier
down$0.035 from year earlier

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6/16/2017: 509.1 million barrels 

down2.5 million barrels from week earlier
up9.1 million barrels from year earlier

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6/10/2017: 15.515 million tons

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up3.010 million tons from year earlier

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