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HURRICANES IRMA + HARVEY: GasBuddy Publishes Live Data Visualizations of Fuel Outages, Wait Times and Price Spreads in Affected Areas of Southeast US and Texas

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

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GasBuddy Gas Station Outages Data Visualization (Graphic: Business Wire)

GasBuddy Gas Station Outages Data Visualization (Graphic: Business Wire)

These visualizations cover three critical areas:

  • Fuel Outages by Region. Where consumers can – and can’t – find gasoline. GasBuddy data indicates that 25-50% 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; and
  • 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 crowdsourced 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 crowdsourced 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. The GasBuddy app has proved critical during Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, when record numbers of motorists downloaded and utilized the app making it the #2 app on iOS, and the #1 travel app; and it has been utilized by federal, state and local governments to assess the situation in gasoline terms and to help evacuation and public safety efforts.

About GasBuddy

GasBuddy is a smartphone app connecting drivers with their Perfect Pit Stop™. With 70 million downloads, GasBuddy is the leader in crowdsourced information to help drivers find the best gas prices, closest stations, friendliest service, cleanest restrooms, tastiest coffee and much more. GasBuddy is the leading source for the most accurate, real-time fuel prices at more than 140,000 gas stations in the U.S., Canada and Australia. The Company’s B2B Retailer Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), known as GasBuddy Business Pages, provide Fuel Marketers and Retailers their best opportunity to maintain their station information, manage their brand, and promote to their target consumer audience. For more information, visit www.gasbuddy.com or email [email protected].

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