Retail Gas Gauge

If you want to track the spot price of a barrel of oil in world markets, you could monitor various Web sites that specialize in commodities.

Or . . . you could just watch the gas lines at Costco.

When they’re inexplicably long, mid-day –as they are now — you know that gas stations elsewhere in town just raised their prices . . . . and Costco members are racing to fill up before Costco does likewise tomorrow a.m.

If you didn’t know, Costco lags price changes — both up and down — by one day; see alsoWeekend Pop at the Pump.”

About the author

Ross Kaplan has 19+ years experience selling real estate all over the Twin Cities. He is also a 12-time consecutive "Super Real Estate Agent," as determined by Mpls. - St. Paul Magazine and Twin Cities Business Magazine. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Ross was an attorney (corporate law), CPA, and entrepreneur. He holds an economics degree from Stanford.

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