New York Times  2 hrs ago  Comment 
Gas prices in the Great Lakes states had jumped after a distillation unit at a BP refinery outside Chicago broke down on Aug. 8.
Wall Street Journal  Aug 24  Comment 
Gasoline refinery glitches mean drivers in California and parts of the Midwest are missing out on the steep drops in pump prices that other U.S. drivers are enjoying.
Clusterstock  Aug 23  Comment 
By Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - The average price of a gallon of gasoline in the United States remained steady in the past two weeks, as price rises in several Midwest cities offset cuts in the West, according to the Lundberg survey released on...
Reuters  Aug 20  Comment 
Americans drove more miles this June than ever before, data showed on Thursday, highlighting the surprisingly rapid pickup in driving activity that is pushing gasoline use toward a new record.
Reuters  Aug 19  Comment 
U.S. crude oil inventories rose and gasoline stocks fell last week as crude imports surged while refinery problems cut runs during the summer driving demand season, data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA) showed on Wednesday.
Reuters  Aug 19  Comment 
Strong Indian imports of gasoline, boosted by a shift towards petrol car sales, are expected to underpin Asian margins for the fuel at least for the rest of the fiscal year to next March, industry sources say.
Reuters  Aug 19  Comment 
Oil prices steadied on Wednesday ahead of U.S. oil data expected to show falling crude and gasoline stockpiles, raising hopes of increased demand for crude.
Market Intelligence Center  Aug 17  Comment 
After closing Friday at $34.70, US Gasoline (UGA) presents an attractive opportunity to get a 4.62% return in just 60 days, which is an annualized return of 28.08% (for comparison purposes only). To enter this trade, sell one Oct. '15 $34.00 call...
Forbes  Aug 15  Comment 
Economists generally argue that if an activity like pollution has an externality, the optimal way to deal with it is via direct taxation of the activity. This is why economists often support dealing with the pollution and other externalities...
Wall Street Journal  Aug 14  Comment 
Gasoline prices surged this week as a series of refinery shutdowns forced drivers to pay more—even as the supply-line disruptions pushed oil prices further down.


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.

The chart at left shows continuos front-month futures prices for RBOB Gasoline traded on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

Prices, Ticker, and Delivery Dates

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.)

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