* Retail gasoline demand fell 2.3 pct year/year
* Gasoline prices up 1 cent at $2.86 a gallon
NEW YORK, May 4 (Reuters) - U.S. retail gasoline demand was unchanged in the week to April 30 from the previous week, according to a MasterCard SpendingPulse report released on Tuesday.
Gasoline demand averaged 9.213 million barrels per day last week for the second week running, the survey showed.
Year-on-year, U.S. gasoline demand fell 2.3 percent, the SpendingPulse report said.
Over the past four weeks, consumption of the motor fuel in the world’s top oil consumer fell by an average 1.1 percent on a year-over-year basis. <^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
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The national average retail price for gasoline rose 1 cent to $2.86 per gallon, up 40.2 percent from year-ago levels.
MasterCard Advisors estimates retail gasoline demand based on aggregate sales activity in the MasterCard payments system, along with estimates for all other payment forms, including cash and checks.
MasterCard Advisors is a unit of MasterCard Inc MA.N. (Reporting by Edward McAllister; Editing by Walter Bagley)
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