Summer Gas Prices Highest Since 2011 As Oil Hits 9-Month Highs

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It seems, as we noted earlier, that the machines running the crude oil pricing algos are running on a 24-hour delay but as ISIS pushes on towards Baghdad, takes Tikrit and images of burning refineries hit YouTube, crude oil prices have shot up. WTI Crude is back over $106, a level not seen since Sept 2013 and is the highs for this time of year since 2008's consumer-sapping levels. This recent strength has already leaked into gas prices (though there is more to come if the normal lag is anything to by) as regular gas prices have not been higher for this time of year since 2011. So there we have it - the excuse for Q2 GDP consumption weakness....

 

WTI is at 9-month highs (and highest for this time of year since 2008)...

 

And gas prices are highest since 2011 for this time of year...