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Using Brent and WTI oil prices to predict gasoline prices


  • Kevin L. Kliesen
  • Michael T. Owyang


The spot prices of West Texas Intermediate and Brent crude oil recently diverged. If this divergence persists, economists and energy analysts may want to focus on Brent prices when predicting the level of gasoline prices.

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  • Kevin L. Kliesen & Michael T. Owyang, 2011. "Using Brent and WTI oil prices to predict gasoline prices," Economic Synopses, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.
  • Handle: RePEc:fip:fedles:y:2011:n:36

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    1. Daniel L. Thornton, 2007. "The lower and upper bounds of the Federal Open Market Committee's long-run inflation objective," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue May, pages 183-194.
    2. Bullard, James B., 2013. "Seven Faces of "The Peril"," Review, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, issue Nov, pages 613-628.
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    1. Robert Socha, 2014. "Asymetria relacji cen paliw płynnych w Polsce i cen ropy naftowej," Gospodarka Narodowa, Warsaw School of Economics, issue 5, pages 133-160.


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