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2014-04-01 04:20:04

AURORA, Ill., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gas prices continued to rise in March and both Illinois and Indiana were among the states with the largest price increases over the previous month. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $3.76 and $3.71 respectively for a gallon of regular unleaded. These prices reflect a rise of over $.25 from just a month ago and are also the highest daily average since September 2013 (Illinois) and July 2013 (Indiana)....

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...

2014-03-10 16:22:17

LONDON, March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report: Proppants Market in North America North American demand to exceed 100 billion poundsProppants have been one of the most dynamic products in the North American market over the past decade, with sales increases outperforming most other industrial sectors. While growth is expected to slow somewhat from the heady early years, double digit gains are still expected, with overall demand...

2014-03-04 04:20:15

AURORA, Ill., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For those who have been waiting throughout this extreme winter for signs of spring, the slow but steady climb of gas prices as March begins is one of the first indicators. Gas price averages started the year off relatively low due to less driving and decreased demand, but prices are starting to rise as many refineries begin seasonal maintenance. Illinois and Indiana drivers are currently paying on average $3.70 and $3.61 respectively for a gallon...

2014-02-26 23:26:49

Markets Research Reports.biz added deep and professinal market research reports on "US Compact Cars and Crossovers Market 2014" Market Analysis and Overview. VIsit: http://www.marketresearchreports.biz/analysis-details/compact-cars-and-crossovers-us-february-2014. Albany, NY (PRWEB) February 26, 2014 Compact cars and crossovers are getting unprecedented attention from desperate consumer groups who are looking for fuel-efficient vehicles that are easy to navigate in a dense urban...

2014-02-26 20:20:51

CHICAGO, Feb. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas asked the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) today for a combined rate increase of $136 million per year (about $128.9 million for Peoples and $7.1 million for North Shore). It's never good to hear about a rate hike, but Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas show terrible timing announcing this request in the middle of a winter that is shaping up to be one of the coldest and most expensive ever for Illinois...

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...