* Demand falls 2.1 pct year over year
* Four week moving average demand down 0.7 pct
* Average price off 2 cents at $2.71
NEW YORK(Reuters) - U.S weekly retail gasoline
demand fell 0.3 percent last week, according to the
SpendingPulse report released Tuesday by MasterCard
U.S. gasoline demand averaged 8.978 million barrels per
day, down from 9.006 million bpd the previous week, the
SpendingPulse report said. Demand was down 2.1 percent from the
same week last year.
Over the latest four weeks, gasoline consumption in the
world's top oil consumer fell 0.7 percent from the same period
(For a graphic showing the four week moving average, click
here: http://link.reuters.com/dah62k )
Average U.S. retail gasoline prices fell 2 cents to $2.71 a
gallon in the week to Sept. 24, according to MasterCard.
MasterCard Advisors estimates retail gasoline demand based
on aggregate sales activity in the MasterCard payments system
coupled with estimates for all other payment forms including
cash and checks. MasterCard Advisors is a unit of MasterCard
(Reporting by Edward McAllister; Graphic by Stephen Culp;
Editing by Marguerita Choy)
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