GasPriceWatch.com's Fuel-Conomy Survey Drives Massive Response

Apr 17, 2001, 01:00 ET from GasPriceWatch.com

    DAYTON, Ohio, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A Presidential State of the
 Fuel-Conomy survey created by consumer advocacy site GasPriceWatch.com
 (http://www.gaspricewatch.com) has received thousands of responses since its
 posting 48-hours ago.  The survey is a basic call to action for fearful
 consumers watching gas prices rise on a weekly basis.
     "Most households with two parents drive two vehicles, and gas is a burden
 on them," wrote one respondent.  "You should not spend as much money on gas in
 a month that you do for groceries."
     "I can barely afford gas in my area now," wrote another.  "With the gas
 prices rising to what they are currently, I'm spending the equivalent of one
 fourth of my income on gas to travel to and from work.  It would actually be
 more feasible for me to quit my good paying job and work for less money at a
 job closer to home with gas prices looking to be worse than they were last
 summer."
     Such a strong sense of consumer anxiety is a common theme throughout the
 many replies and comments, according to GasPriceWatch.com CEO and President
 Brad Proctor.
     "We expected there would be an overwhelming response to our survey,"
 Proctor said.  "We just never imagined it would come this quickly or with so
 many passionate remarks."
     The anonymous results are available for viewing immediately after the
 completion of the survey. The final results will be posted on the website when
 the survey ends on April 20, 2001.  GasPriceWatch.com plans to send a copy of
 the results to President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Energy
 Secretary Spencer Abraham, showing them consumers' demand to keep the economy
 on a positive track.
     Proctor says the goal of the survey is to send a message to Washington
 that "We the People" need to be proactive in keeping gas prices low this
 summer and beyond.
     "We don't want what happened to the power industry in California to happen
 to the gasoline and oil industry," Proctor said. GasPriceWatch.com is the
 voice of millions of consumers when it comes to gasoline prices.  Data is
 compiled and updated by over 12,500 volunteer "spotters" nationwide, who jot
 down price data on their way home from work or the grocery.  The site offers a
 simple search tool that allows consumers to find the lowest price in their
 area from 127,000 stations.  According to Proctor, the site has seen an
 average savings of $.20 per gallon in all major cities on any given day.
 GasPriceWatch.com -- Power to the People at the Pump!
 
     CONTACT:  Chris Vendely of GasPriceWatch.com, 937-252-4111, or
               chris@gaspricewatch.com
 
     This release was issued through DigitalWork.com - Your Business Workshop.
 For more information visit: http://www.digitalwork.com.
 
 

SOURCE GasPriceWatch.com
    DAYTON, Ohio, April 17 /PRNewswire/ -- A Presidential State of the
 Fuel-Conomy survey created by consumer advocacy site GasPriceWatch.com
 (http://www.gaspricewatch.com) has received thousands of responses since its
 posting 48-hours ago.  The survey is a basic call to action for fearful
 consumers watching gas prices rise on a weekly basis.
     "Most households with two parents drive two vehicles, and gas is a burden
 on them," wrote one respondent.  "You should not spend as much money on gas in
 a month that you do for groceries."
     "I can barely afford gas in my area now," wrote another.  "With the gas
 prices rising to what they are currently, I'm spending the equivalent of one
 fourth of my income on gas to travel to and from work.  It would actually be
 more feasible for me to quit my good paying job and work for less money at a
 job closer to home with gas prices looking to be worse than they were last
 summer."
     Such a strong sense of consumer anxiety is a common theme throughout the
 many replies and comments, according to GasPriceWatch.com CEO and President
 Brad Proctor.
     "We expected there would be an overwhelming response to our survey,"
 Proctor said.  "We just never imagined it would come this quickly or with so
 many passionate remarks."
     The anonymous results are available for viewing immediately after the
 completion of the survey. The final results will be posted on the website when
 the survey ends on April 20, 2001.  GasPriceWatch.com plans to send a copy of
 the results to President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Energy
 Secretary Spencer Abraham, showing them consumers' demand to keep the economy
 on a positive track.
     Proctor says the goal of the survey is to send a message to Washington
 that "We the People" need to be proactive in keeping gas prices low this
 summer and beyond.
     "We don't want what happened to the power industry in California to happen
 to the gasoline and oil industry," Proctor said. GasPriceWatch.com is the
 voice of millions of consumers when it comes to gasoline prices.  Data is
 compiled and updated by over 12,500 volunteer "spotters" nationwide, who jot
 down price data on their way home from work or the grocery.  The site offers a
 simple search tool that allows consumers to find the lowest price in their
 area from 127,000 stations.  According to Proctor, the site has seen an
 average savings of $.20 per gallon in all major cities on any given day.
 GasPriceWatch.com -- Power to the People at the Pump!
 
     CONTACT:  Chris Vendely of GasPriceWatch.com, 937-252-4111, or
               chris@gaspricewatch.com
 
     This release was issued through DigitalWork.com - Your Business Workshop.
 For more information visit: http://www.digitalwork.com.
 
 SOURCE  GasPriceWatch.com