The First Sign that 2017 is Going to Suck for Your Wallet
Good ol' Gas Buddy has some predictions for 2017 and you're not going to like it. Especially by the time the bitter cold is gone when we should be happy.
According to recent news from GasBuddy.com, we'll see gas prices soar to around $2.50 per gallon in the early part of 2017. It get worse as we get closer to Summer, according to wifr.com.
Due to federal regulations requiring a switch from a Winter blend to a Summer blend of gas (I'll get to that later), prices in and around major cities are predicted to be over $3.00 per gallon. There are a couple other factors at play here as well; instability in the Middle East, and a brand new presidential administration.
Now, what is the difference between Winter blend and Summer blend gas? Here's the answer:
The difference between summer- and winter-blend gasoline involves the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) of the fuel. RVP is a measure of how easily the fuel evaporates at a given temperature. The more volatile a gasoline (higher RVP), the easier it evaporates.