2017-09-13 / For The Record

GasBuddy publishes live data visualizations of fuel outages, wait times and price spreads

Media, government agencies and consumers in hurricane affected areas of the U.S. Gulf Coast and Southeast, whose fuel supplies were disrupted by recent Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, may now access live data visualizations from GasBuddy of the storms’ impact in gasoline terms. These visualizations cover three critical areas:

 Fuel Outages by Region. Where consumers can and can’t find gasoline. GasBuddy data indicates that 25-50 percent of stations in major cities are without motor fuels.

 Customer Wait Times. How long it will take to fill up at stations that still have motor fuels? GasBuddy is reporting wait times of 30-60 minutes in major cities.

 Area Price Spreads.The difference between the lowest price and the highest price in a given city. Typically anywhere from $.60 to $1, GasBuddy’s crowd sourced price data suggests the storm has caused atypically large price spreads.

Media, government agencies and consumers can access this data by visiting: https://drive.google.com/ drive/u/1/folders/0B8Y9x- PhXeFvZE8zamIzbTR5NGc

During this hurricane season, GasBuddy’s crowd sourced data has been alerting motorists to nearby stations and the availability and price of motor fuels, power outages and other essential services at these stations.

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