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2014-03-11 16:21:38

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Despite a sharp increase in gas prices over the past month and consumer expectations that prices will climb higher over the next 30 days, consumers continue to feel optimistic about the economy, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. Consumers continue to say that gas prices affect their feelings about the economy -- nearly 9 in 10 consumers (85%) say...

2014-02-24 08:23:38

Drivers Can Save Money with Fuelcaster(TM), the Industry's First Gas Price Predictor SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer insurance company, today launched Fuelcaster -- a free online tool that predicts whether gas prices will rise or fall. Fuelcaster empowers cost-conscious consumers in the U.S. to choose the best time to fill up. Other apps and online offerings only show consumers current gas prices, but Fuelcaster is the first tool in the...

2014-02-11 08:23:19

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer optimism about the economy continues to inch upward after bottoming out in October 2013, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. While the percentage of consumers who say that they are optimistic about the economy remains unchanged from last month (43%), more consumers say that they are "very optimistic." One in 11 consumers (9%) today say that...

2014-02-02 12:20:08

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Feb. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Price remains the dominant reason why consumers buy gas at a particular location, but how consumers shop for that price is shifting, according to the results of a new consumer survey released today by the National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS). Two thirds of consumers (66%) say that price is the most important factor in determining where they buy gas. But while a majority of these price-conscious consumers still shop...

2014-01-15 16:20:56

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the new year begins, consumers are feeling better about the economy than they have since last summer, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. Though most consumers still say that they are pessimistic about the economy, 43% of consumers say that they are optimistic about the economy, the highest level of optimism since July 2013. The rise in optimism is...

2013-11-12 08:24:49

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following three straight months of rising pessimism, consumers today report feeling better about the economy, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey that examines how gas prices affect consumer sentiment. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20131112/DC14594-INFO) Overall, consumers feel more optimistic than they have since August, and that bodes well for retailers of all types seeking strong holiday...

2013-10-15 08:25:40

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Oct. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumer pessimism continues to deepen despite a second straight month of gas price declines. Nearly one in four consumers (23%) say that they are "very pessimistic" about the economy, tied for the highest level measured this year, according the latest monthly NACS Consumer Fuels Survey. This is also the fourth month in row of increasing consumer pessimism about the economy. Overall, 65% of consumers say that they are...

2013-09-10 12:24:42

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Sept. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers are more pessimistic about the economy than they have been all year - and gas prices may not be the primary cause. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130910/DC76212-INFO) For the first time this year, consumer pessimism increased over a 30-day period when gas prices fell. More than three in five consumers (61%) say that they are pessimistic, an increase from the 58% who said that they were pessimistic a...

2013-06-13 23:15:23

As gas prices reached a record peak in the state of Michigan and across the nation, the Michigan-based company, TerraTrike, released a statement embracing the gas price spike. TerraTrike is the largest manufacturer of three-wheeled recumbent trikes in the world. Grand Rapids, MI (PRWEB) June 13, 2013 As gas prices reached a record peak in the state of Michigan and across the nation, the Michigan-based company, TerraTrike, released a statement embracing the gas price spike. TerraTrike is the...

2012-08-29 10:20:09

In a reversal, compact and mid-size car prices depreciate more than light trucks during the recent spike in gas prices. MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The recent 42 cents spike in the price of regular grade gasoline has had a minimal impact on used-vehicle prices in August as consumers are choosing to stay the course with their current vehicles, said Jonathan Banks, senior analyst with the NADA Used Car Guide. (Logo:...