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Gas Prices

Current event study about the fluctuation in gas prices

What is the biggest factor in gas prices? The price of oil.
What happens when oil prices rise? Gas prices rise.
What happens when oil prices fall? Gas prices fall.
How do sellers of commodities (like oil and gas) price their products? Replacement cost.
What are important factors causing a change in oil prices? Geopolitics; Value of the dollar; Extreme weather; or Chinese demand
How is crude oil delivered from pumping stations to gas refineries? Pipeline.
What is the typical profit for a gas station owner for each gallon of gas sold? 2 or 3 cents.
How do gas station owners make their most profit? Sales of items inside the store.
Created by: carl.smith