MSN Autos Analyzes 20,000 Gas Stations to Show People Where to Buy Cheapest Gas. Click for larger image.
REDMOND, Wash., Feb. 20, 2003 — Consumers tired of emptying their wallets every time they go to the gas station can turn to a free service on MSN®
at http://www.autos.msn.com/ to locate the least expensive gas in their area — and save as much as $12 when they fill their tank. As gas prices continue to rise across the United States, the customized service analyzes prices at 20,000 gas stations daily to offer consumers a list of the locations with the cheapest prices in their ZIP code.
The savings can be significant. In Carrollton, Ga., for instance, the owner of a sport utility vehicle with a 25-gallon gas tank could save nearly $12 if he or she filled up this week at the least expensive gas station ($1.12 per gallon) on the list, rather than the most expensive one ($1.59 per gallon).
“This is just one of the ways MSN helps make the Internet a more relevant and useful tool in people’s everyday lives,”
said Bob Visse, director of marketing for MSN.
“It should be this easy to save a few dollars every time you fill your gas tank.”
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