Contango occurs when futures prices for a commodity are greater than the current spot price.
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"Prices have been under pressure," Gartman said. "Prices may well continue to be under pressure for some while going into the future."
Crude oil prices could test $85 per barrel levels, he added.
"There's a gob of $110 crude oil out there," Gartman said. "There's probably a good deal less $80 crude."
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Gasoline prices at the pump could also be lower by the end of 2013, he said.
"I bet we take RBOB under $2.50," he said. "I bet we take the public's gas at the pump under $2.75 gas relatively easily after the turn of the year."
—By CNBC's Bruno J. Navarro. Follow him on Twitter