Mobil, 76 and Shell Hike Price of Regular Unleaded 15-Cents to $4.88 a Gallon


Guam – Mobil hiked the price of regular unleaded gasoline by 15-cents overnight to $4.88 a gallon.

At mid-day 76 had followed suit. And Shell had raised their price by the same amount by Saturday.

Guam’s 3 fuel suppliers walk in lock-step on their pricing, rarely do prices differ, and never for long. The 3 companies do not discuss their pricing decisions.

This was only the second price increase of  the year. The first occurred on January 7th, a 10-cent hike from $4.63 to $4.73.

Guam’s gasoline is brewed in Singapore from a combination of crudes. One of the Asian benchmarks is Malaysia’s Tapis crude which has risen only modestly this month from the US$111 dollar range on May 12 to just over US$113 dollars as of yesterday.

SEE a chart tracking the price of Tapis on HERE

And the price for regular unleaded in the mainland has been easing, down 4 cents in the past month according to the Triple A Daily Fuel Gauge Report.

READ the AAA Daily Fuel Gauge Report HERE 

However, Bloomberg reports that gasoline futures climbed in New York Thursday after a tornado damaged a Louisiana refinery and forced a crude oil processing unit to shut down. The Bloomberg report also points out that U.S. crude oil inventories have fallen. 

READ the Bloomberg report HERE

2014 unleaded gas price changes:

1. Tuesday, January 7: 10-cent price increase from $4.63 to $4.73

2. Friday, May 30:    15-cent price increase from $4.73 to $4.88