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All annual subscription prices reduced by 50% effective 1/1/2009. Quarterly rates unchanged from previously announced discount rates., a Web site providing short-term forecasts of changes in retail gasoline prices, has announced permanent reductions in annual subscription prices for its weekly, daily, and intra-day Gas Predictor newsletters. The new lower prices, half off the original prices, go into effect on January 1, 2009. Subscribers can still take advantage of the current discount, 2/3 off the original rates, through December 31, 2008. Quarterly subscriptions, announced a few weeks ago, will remain at the current rates.

The new rates, effective at midnight on January 1, are $3.99 for the Weekly Gas Predictor, which is delivered on the last business day of each week, $7.99 for the Daily Gas Predictor, and $23.99 for the Intra-Day Gas Predictor, delivered twice each business day. These rates apply to the National Edition, which predicts changes in gasoline prices for the 48-contiguous United States, and to each of the Local Editions, which predict the ranges of gasoline prices for each of several cities in the United States. The newsletters are delivered via e-mail at about 4:30 PM Eastern Time, and also at about 12:30 PM Eastern Time for the Intra-Day version.

Currently, until the end of December, is offering a 66% discount off the original prices on all annual subscriptions to the National Edition. After December 31, the new rates will go into effect, but for the next few days, the current discount is still a bargain.

There are strict limits on the number of subscriptions that will be issued for the National Edition and for each locality. Once a given edition is sold out, no new subscriptions will be sold unless some subscribers let their subscriptions lapse. had expected to sell out of the National Edition subscriptions, but as gas prices continue to fall, demand for the Gas Predictor has been weaker than expected. Chuck Bonner, founder and lead analyst for, says that people who are undecided would be well advised to subscribe while they can. "It's inevitable that gas prices are going to start rising again, and probably suddenly, so it is likely that all available subscriptions will be filled quickly once the 'pain at the pump' sets in again," Bonner says.

The new price schedule is based on the assumption that's forecasts can save subscribers about two cents per gallon each time they gas up. "Someone who buys about twelve gallons a week will save over twelve dollars a year, which is more than four times the $3.99 subscription," Bonner says, using the annual subscription to the Weekly Gas Predictor as an example. He continues, "People who buy more gas than that might benefit from our Daily or Intra-Day Gas Predictor, but they'll have to do the math to see if it makes sense for them."

Annual and quarterly subscriptions to the Weekly, Daily, and Intra-Day Gas Forecast are available exclusively through the Web site, at


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