- 28 Sep
Fuel Demand Down 2.7% Says MasterCard Report
According to the latest MasterCard SpendingPulse report, U.S. gasoline consumption was down 2.7% compared to the previous year for the week ending September 23, 2011. For the four week average, demand was down 2.9% compared to the previous year. Demand was down 2% from the prior week. According to the report, that marks the 27th week in a row where demand has continued to fall.
The MasterCard report is based on sales transactions across 140,000 stations throughout the U.S.
From a fuel price management perspective, fuel analysts and fuel managers must use their fuel pricing software solutions to carefully monitor demand in each of their markets, and acknowledge that demand quite possibly is lower than previous years. Fuel analysts and managers mustn’t panic if they see demand trending downward, given the overall demand shifts across the nation as a whole.