A New Driving Partner

Gas, gas, everywhere and not a drop to drink.

Before heading out for gas, go to Gasbuddy.com and find out if driving to the next zipcode over might save you some dollars at the pump. The site generates a zoomable map showing gas price variation across the nation and all the way down to the local level. This also demonstrates how many of the price variations are due to state and local taxes, as opposed to the price of crude.

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  1. ValkRaider says:

    I am not sure about the variations in taxes, but I have an intersection where there are two Shell stations not too far from my house. One is ALWAYS 10 cents more expensive than the other one – and they are on the same damn intersection!

  2. SeekBalance says:

    I cannot find this map that you speak of, only the map on the front page. After I click on my state, it just takes me to listings of counties, then cities.

  3. Ben Popken says:

    Sorry, updating the link in the post shortly or you can go here:

    http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx

  4. They call it a Gas Temperature Map…you can find it at the very top of the main page…or the lower left of the regional page. Here is a direct link: http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_gastemperaturemap.aspx

  5. Megan Trigg says:

    Keep scrolling down, and look in the left column. It’s a tiny little image linking you to the map.