Weak consumer demand is offsetting volatility in oil prices and leaving retail gasoline markets relatively unchanged in the United States, analysis finds. Consumer price-watcher GasBuddy.com reports a national average retail price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline at $2.28, relatively unchanged from one week ago. Their analysis from last week , however, found this may be the seasonal bottom for retail gasoline prices. “Even as oil prices continue their seemingly confused sideways price pattern, weaker domestic gasoline demand and refiners moving to liquidate winter gasoline inventories in advance of their gradual switchover to summer blends sets the stage for higher prices in the weeks ahead,” petroleum analyst Dan McTeague said in a statement . Refiners during winter months use a blend of gasoline that’s cheaper to […]