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Check out the NEW GasBuddy “Over a Barrel” podcast featuring Patrick De Haan alongside co-host Matt McClain. GasBuddy’s ”Over a Barrel” podcast will keep you in the loop on fuel price trends from top to bottom. From hurricanes, to pipeline outages and everything in between, we’ll share knowledge and expertise from the leading experts. GasBuddy covers 150,000 gas stations in North America, giving drivers 27 ways to save on fuel. You’ll know before anyone else when fuel prices are about to spike or plunge.

Patrick De Haan,

head of petroleum analysis

not defined by political agendas. oil & refined products (gasoline, etc) analyst. gas price myth buster & fact checker. bourbon fan. data lover. depaul alum.


Years of Experience

About Me


Started with GasBuddy in 2009

Patrick has analyzed and tracked oil markets and fuel prices for nearly two decades. A graduate of DePaul University, Patrick has a degree in Business Economics and has concentrated on downstream oil markets, including crude oil, gasoline, diesel and jet fuel since 2005, when Patrick and a professor at Grand Valley State University launched a blog in that shared oil market insights and predicted gas price movements. With a solid foundation, Patrick went to work with GasBuddy, the largest U.S. fuel-price tracking service in existence, providing expertise for millions of users. Since his start, he has provided regular commentary to U.S. News and World Report and is often quoted during gas price gyrations and fuel disruptions by almost all U.S. and international media outlets.




Years of providing analysis to many end-users, consumers, businesses and even government has distinguished Patrick amongst other analysts, and given broad credibility to his analysis. Patrick has been cited by the nearly every distinguished U.S. and international periodical and news organization.

Historical Pricing

GasBuddy and Patrick regularly provide extended historical data for use in creating various charts and graphs for use in print. Please use the contact information included below to make a request, and include specifics on states or local areas, the time period and any deadlines to begin the request.

Predictive Models

The fundamentals of oil markets tell a large story, but what does the future hold? Combining powerful data on demand and price, our tools are able to provide insight into real-time gasoline consumption ahead of the EIA’s implied demand metrics, which are essentially a proxy for our excellent fuel demand data.


Patrick has been the author behind years of GasBuddy forecasts, including GasBuddy’s yearly Fuel Outlook, covered by nearly every major periodical for its high level of consistent accuracy. To see more of Patrick’s current forecasts and analysis, visit the GasBuddy Fuel Insights portal,

In the News

Recent Interviews


What Others Are Saying About Patrick

The 🐐 of gas price trackers. 

Don O'Brien

Journalist, Herald-Whig

“One of the nation’s most accurate forecasters”

Gary Richards

Journalist, San Jose Mercury News

“I do see some EIA projection numbers out there, however, I tend to view the analysis that you and your team puts together as being superior.”

Sam Herro

Director of Retail Fuels

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