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Gas Demand Down
CHICAGO (CBS 2/FOX 28) --
Drivers are using less gas this winter.
City governments across the country have urged residents to stay inside on several occassions because of winter storms, and those residents have listened.
"Looking at the overall volume of gasoline purchases at thousands of stations across the U.S., we see that fuel purchases for the last four weeks are down by 65% compared to 2013, and overall purchases year-to-date are down by 71%. There's no question that these figures are weather-induced. It fully quantifies what we see and hear anecdotally," said GasBuddy.com Senior Petroleum Analyst Patrick DeHaan.