- 10 Nov
US Government Predicts Unleaded Fuel Price Of $2.84 In Winter 2011
In the November 9, 2011 edition of the US Energy Information Administration’s Short-Term Energy Outlook report, the US government predicts unleaded retail prices to average $2.84/gallon this winter. That’s $.19 per gallon higher than last winter. This prediction is based on a model where West Texas Intermediate crude oil averages $83 per barrel. That’s a $5.50 per barrel increase over last winter. The model includes a 2010 forecasted growth in the US gross domestic product of 2.6%, and 2.2% growth in 2011. World oil consumption is predicted to grow 3.9% in 2010 and 3.3% in 2011.
If the US EIA’s predictions prove to be correct, unleaded retail fuel price averages will be $.02 less than they are as of the week of November 8, 2010.