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Gasoline Futures Prices Spike Higher

So much for Obama’s Strategic Petroleum Reserve move!

As PumpGirl noted, oil prices moved higher, perhaps in line with the (modestly) positive economic news from the ADP jobs report.

Meanwhile, gasoline futures at the NYMEX spiked higher by almost thirteen cents! The entire forward curve for the next year is up by more than ten cents. I looked at the bottom month in the next year and the implied pump price is about $3.50. The average is significantly higher.

For managers who are planning ahead, the window of opportunity to lock in prices may not be open for long.

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