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Discuss causes for shifts in supply and shifts in demand for gasoline.
Discuss events that might lead to a disequilibrium in the market for gasoline.

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Causes for shifts in supply for gasoline

Changes in any of the following factors can shift the supply for gasoline:

? Change in production costs
There are, from time to time, cases that increases production cost of gasoline. Increase in workers' salary, transportation cost, can trigger reduction in the supply for gasoline.

? Improved technology that makes ...

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This solution discusses causes of the shifts in the supply, demand and disequilibrium in the market for gasoline.

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