Let The Gouging Begin? Gas Prices May Have Finally Peaked

Let The Gouging Begin? Gas Prices May Have Finally Peaked

When people think of price gouging, they tend to think of people raising prices opportunistically. In fact, the most common type of gouging happens when gas prices stay artificially high after a spike. Still, we suppose the beginning of gouging season is better than nothing. But is it really here? [More]

If You Value Cheap Gas, Move To The Middle Of The Country

If You Value Cheap Gas, Move To The Middle Of The Country

As gas prices continue to rise, it’s easier to get jealous of locales that offer cheaper rates. Due to a variety of reasons, including demand, easier access to infrastructure and lower gas taxes, certain cities consistently sport lower pump prices. And most of those tend to be located in the central part of the U.S. [More]

Scammers Tampering With Pumps To Score Cheap Gas

Scammers Tampering With Pumps To Score Cheap Gas

With the average retail gas price nearing record levels, some less-than-scrupulous people have begun to tinker with gas station pumps to hide the fact that they are stealing thousands of dollars worth of fuel. [More]

Paying For Gas With A Credit Card? $1 Extra Per Gallon, Please

Paying For Gas With A Credit Card? $1 Extra Per Gallon, Please

It’s not legal for a store to charge an extra fee or percentage when customers pay by credit card, but it is legal to offer a discount to customers who pay in cash. Great. The flaw in this plan is that, at least in New York state, there aren’t any laws regulating how big that discount can be. Which is why some Long Island gas station operators recently hiked the price per gallon of gas a dollar, then offered a one-dollar discount to customers who pay cash. [More]

Gas Prices Have Gone Up 18 Cents In The Past 2 Weeks

If you’re running a little low on gas but don’t need to fill up until a few days from now, you might consider gassing up anyway. The way things are going, pump prices will be much higher by the time your tank is almost empty. Prices have shot up 18 cents in the past two weeks. [More]

New Device Lets You Pay Cash To Fill Up Your Tank Without Leaving Deposit

New Device Lets You Pay Cash To Fill Up Your Tank Without Leaving Deposit

If you want to pay cash at the gas station, chances are you either need to pre-pay or leave some sort of deposit inside before the attendant will even unlock the pump. But a station in Saginaw, MI, is testing a new pump technology called Post-Pay that allows cash-paying customers to unlock the gas pumps with a mere swipe of a driver’s license. [More]

Gas Prices Dip Across The Country While Still Being Really High

Gas Prices Dip Across The Country While Still Being Really High

There’s good news and bad news when it comes to gas prices. First, yay! Gas prices are falling! But boo, they’re still at record highs for this time of the year. [More]

Gas Prices Rose Almost 6 Cents A Gallon In Last Two Weeks

Gas Prices Rose Almost 6 Cents A Gallon In Last Two Weeks

Gas prices are expected to rise during holiday weekends, but this year’s Labor Day price bump reportedly turned into a ramp. In the past two weeks ending Friday, the national average regular gas price crept up 5.76 cents to $3.667 per gallon. The increase echoes the rise in the cost of crude oil, and an ethanol price rise also was a factor. [More]

Orlando Shell Station Charges $5.59/Gallon, Shocking Drivers

Orlando Shell Station Charges $5.59/Gallon, Shocking Drivers

Gas prices are high, but $5.59 a gallon? That’s what drivers pulling up to a Shell station at in Orlando, FL are paying. They say they don’t find out what the price is until they get their receipt. Talk about Shell-shock. [More]

Walmart To Offer Lower Gas Prices In 18 States For Next Three Months (There's A Catch)

Walmart To Offer Lower Gas Prices In 18 States For Next Three Months (There's A Catch)

Gas ain’t cheap these days, and it probably isn’t going to be cheap again until someone invents the Mr. Fusion machine. But for the next three months, if you have a Walmart credit card, the nation’s largest retailer is offering discounted fuel at stores in 18 states. [More]

Gas Prices Have Tumbled Nearly A Penny A Day The Past 2 Weeks

Gas Prices Have Tumbled Nearly A Penny A Day The Past 2 Weeks

Welcome to the era in which $3.63 gas is welcomed as a relief. After a rapid, budget-breaking price surge at the pumps, drivers have finally caught a break with the average gallon of gas Friday dropping 11 cents over the previous two weeks. The price is still nearly a dollar more than gas cost a year ago. [More]

Decreasing Demand, Falling Oil Prices Lead To Gas Price Dip

Decreasing Demand, Falling Oil Prices Lead To Gas Price Dip

The road trip activity that goes hand in hand with the end of the school year tends to drive up gas prices, but drivers are instead finding a bit of relief at the pump. Thanks to a drop in demand, an expected increase in production and fading crude prices, U.S. gas prices have dropped 4 percent over the past three weeks. [More]

GM CEO Thinks $1 Increase In Gas Price Would Do Us All Some Good

GM CEO Thinks $1 Increase In Gas Price Would Do Us All Some Good

General Motors CEO Dan Akerson believes in educating the consumer. That’s why, rather than GM being compelled by Washington to make more fuel efficient cars that might cost us more to purchase, he thinks the drivers of America need to learn a lesson in frugality by being forced to pay more money at the pump. [More]

Gulf Oil CEO: Gas Should Be Down To $3.50/Gallon By July 4

Gulf Oil CEO: Gas Should Be Down To $3.50/Gallon By July 4

The average price for a gallon of gasoline in the U.S. has been hovering just below the $4 mark for quite some time, with the average now at around $3.80 per gallon. But earlier today, the CEO of Gulf Oil said he expects that price to dip down at least another $.30 by the time we’re setting off fireworks and painting our faces red white and blue for the Fourth of July. [More]

Gas Prices Drive People To Buy Homes Closer To Work

Gas Prices Drive People To Buy Homes Closer To Work

A survey by Coldwell Banker of its realtors finds that gas prices are figuring big in the calculations made by new home buyers of where to live. 75% said the spike gas prices is influencing decisions made by their clients, pushing them to choose homes closer to where they work. [More]

Senators Ask FTC To Investigate Possible Price Fixing By Oil Refiners

Senators Ask FTC To Investigate Possible Price Fixing By Oil Refiners

Even though the U.S. Attorney General has already begun an inter-agency investigation into the manipulation of oil prices, three senators have asked the Jon Leibowitz, Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission and Consumerist pal, to investigate possible price fixing by this country’s oil refiners. [More]

Drivers Line Up For Cheap Gas After Glitch Lowers Price To $1.10/Gallon

Drivers Line Up For Cheap Gas After Glitch Lowers Price To $1.10/Gallon

When people in the L.A. neighborhood of Wilmington began to get word that a Valero gas station was selling gas for the low, low price of $1.10 a gallon, there were soon cars lined up around the corner. But this wasn’t some crazy promotional discount; it was a computer glitch that lost the station’s owners thousands of dollars. [More]

The Cities That Guzzle The Least & Most Amounts Of Gas

The Cities That Guzzle The Least & Most Amounts Of Gas

As gas prices exasperate consumers at the pump nationwide, you might be throwing your hands up in despair and grumbling about how your neighborhood probably has it the worst. A new report shows that it’s not necessarily the biggest cities that are spending the most on gas. [More]