GasBuddy study finds best day for motorists to fill upby jmaloni
A GasBuddy analysis released today tracked trends over the past four years showing what day of the week saw the cheapest gasoline price.
"Surprisingly, many states see the lowest gasoline prices for the week during the weekend, which may come as a surprise to many motorists," said Patrick DeHaan, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com.
According to the analysis, 65 percent of states saw lower prices during the weekend (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) than the week. GasBuddy's data also found very few states saw Tuesday or Wednesday as the best day to fuel up. The complete listing is included here.
GasBuddy's analysis concludes, generally, late-week or weekend fueling can result in the best savings for a majority of motorists. It should be noted few states saw consistency year to year in the day that featured the best prices, with just Delaware, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland and South Dakota seeing the lowest prices on the same day for three out of the four years the study looked at.
GasBuddy tracks gasoline prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in all 50 states, and offers a free smartphone app that has been downloaded by millions of motorists to help find the lowest gasoline prices in their area. In addition, participating GasBuddy members have a chance to win $100 a day in free gasoline.