Posts filed under “Consumer Spending”

National Gasoline Prices

Memorial Day weekend is the start of the summer driving season, so what better time for a few charts on gasoline prices?

Besides, I’m a sucker for this sort of info-porn:

click for interactive charts



charts and graphics courtesy of the NYT



The official data is found at Energy Information Adminsitration

Their chart gets updated weekly:


See also:

Gasoline’s making consumers fume
But don’t just blame Big Oil — there’s more to it
MarketWatch, 12:04 PM ET May 24, 2007

Why OPEC Idles As Gas Prices Reach New Highs
Cartel Blames Refiners, Cites Flush Oil Supplies;
Tug of War Over Profits

WSJ May 25, 2007; Page A1

Oil Industry Says Biofuel Push May Hurt at Pump   
NYT, May 24, 2007

Costs May Make Weekend One To Remember

High gasoline prices and plans for road trips could make this the most expensive Memorial Day on record.

WSJ, May 25, 2007; Page C1

Stations Boycott Their Own Gas Over Prices
Three Wisconsin Stations Refuse To Pump Because Of Rising Gasoline Costs
CBS News May 25, 2007 7:59am

Category: Commodities, Consumer Spending, Film, Psychology

Correlation Between Customer Satisfaction & Market Performance

Category: Consumer Spending, Corporate Management, Investing, Markets

What have Shareholders Ever Done for You?

Category: Consumer Spending

Commerce Retail Sales Data: Beware Gas Inflation

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Economy, Energy, Retail

Retail Sales = Hard Landing ?

Category: Consumer Spending, Markets, Psychology, Retail

Hedonism Index Update

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy

Auto Sales Reveal the Slow Motion Slowdown Continues

Category: Consumer Spending, Data Analysis, Economy

More on Mortgage Equity Withdrawals and Consumer Spending

Category: Consumer Spending, Economy, Employment, Psychology, Real Estate

Amazon WTF?

Category: Consumer Spending, Web/Tech

Read it here first: Slow CapEx Spending Worries Economists

Category: Consumer Spending, Corporate Management, Economy