This article describes the specific commodity. For information about oil prices in general, see the article on Oil Prices.
Gasoline is a mixture of hydrocarbons used primarily in the fueling of internal combustion engines (e.g. automobile engines). Gasoline prices generally follow crude oil prices. The commodity trades on the NYMEX and is valued in US dollars per gallon.
RBOB Gasoline futures contracts are traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange under ticker symbol RB and are delivered every month of the year. (For more information on commodity tickers, check out the commodity ticker construction page.)