Study: Monday the best day to get gas

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CHICAGO (WANE)  An analysis of gas price trends over the past four years by GasBuddy has determined which day of the week motorists can typically find the cheapest gas.  In most states, it’s on the weekend, but in Indiana, Monday is usually the best time to fill up.  That was the case in each year from 2010 through 2013.

GasBuddy’s analysis showed a wide variation of the cheapest day to get gas, but not every day was well represented.

“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

According to the analysis, 65% of states saw lower prices during the weekend than the week, which included Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. GasBuddy’s data also found that very few states saw Tuesday or Wednesday as the best day to fuel up. The complete state by state listing  can be found by clicking here.
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