US gasoline demand down 2.2 percent from year-ago


NEW YORK, Aug 25 (Reuters) - U.S. gasoline demand last week ran 2.2 percent below the same period a year ago despite lower prices at the pumps, MasterCard SpendingPulse said on Tuesday. Gasoline demand averaged about 9.4 million barrels a day for the week ended Aug. 21 as the weak economy kept a lid on summer vacation plans. "The economy is the biggest issue. Fewer people have to commute, now even though the payroll numbers are getting better," said Michael McNamara, vice president of ...

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