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    How much will gasoline cost tomorrow? Should you buy gas at today's price, or would you save money by holding off until tomorrow and paying a lower future gas price?

    Prediction for January 17, 2018

    Posted to the Web January 16, 2018, 6:00 PM EST.

    Change in Futures (Avg.): -0.012

    Change in 2nd-Lowest Retail (Avg.): +0.011

    Pressure: (Avg.): -0.002

    Trend for tomorrow: Steady

    Trend for next 2-3 days: Down

    Recommendation for tonight: Hold off and buy gas tomorrow.


    1. Average pressure is steady for tomorrow and very weakly downward for the next 2 to 3 days, and the local situation is not far from the same in all U.S. cities that we monitor. Some have steady/up pressure, and some have very weak upward or downward pressure. Retail prices could move any which way tomorrow, but not by much. Check your local prediction, but on average, hold off buying gas tonight.
    2. When average pressure is steady for tomorrow and downward for the next 2 to 3 days, our algorithm predicts a range of prices for the next business day which includes both increasing and decreasing prices. It also makes the general recommendation not to buy gas tonight. While the best possible outcome is that the recommendation not to buy results in a net savings (or at least no loss), we will still claim a correct prediction even if gas prices rise, as long as they are within the predicted range. Our prediction is just not as definite as it is in most circumstances. While we do not normally publish a predicted price range for the average price among our 12-city prediction model, we do publish it whenever average pressure is steady. The average of second-lowest gas prices among our 12 cities tonight is $2.543. Our predicted price range for tomorrow is 2.533 - 2.548. We will call this a successful prediction if the average price moves downward tomorrow (regardless of how much), or if it moves up as far as $2.548.

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    Why bother? Gas prices are just going up and up, so what's the big deal about a prediction? Prices are simply going up and there's nothing you can do about it, right? Not really! Once in a while, prices halt in their upward trend, and even move downward. That is your opportunity to save money on gas. If you know when prices are going to fall, you can make sure you have room in your tank to take advantage of it. Or if you know prices are going up tomorrow, you can fill up before they rise. And that's what is all about!

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