Pump Jockey

WASHINGTON STATE – The website GasBuddy, which specializes in consumer-based fuel issues, has released a new study which indicates that some days of the week are better than others for buying gasoline.

GasBuddy released the findings of their research this week, which indicated that Mondays offer the lowest average gas price with the most consistency – topping out the list in 30 individual states, including Washington.

By contrast, Fridays were the worst day to fill up, averaging the highest consistent average prices in the Evergreen State, as well as 15 others. Saturdays and Sundays also ranked as costlier days to purchase gasoline.

"As the week progresses and our excitement builds for the weekend, gas prices also tend to rise," DeHaan said in an interview with station KOMO. "The most expensive day to fill up remains Friday when looking at averages."

The report also analyzed when motorists are most likely to line up at the pump, and discovered that filling stations across the nation are the least busy on Sundays and Mondays, while Fridays were the busiest, especially around 5 p.m.

"While filling up on a Sunday can save time, it doesn’t save money,” said DeHaan. "Our data shows that filling up on a Monday morning each week can collectively save drivers $2.1 billion and avoid the possibility of playing bumper cars at the pumps."

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