It Could Take Years For Some Fuel-Efficient Cars To Be Worth The Savings On Gas

It Could Take Years For Some Fuel-Efficient Cars To Be Worth The Savings On Gas

While car makers have been touting new higher-efficiency versions of some of their more popular vehicle brands, tests show that it could take years for the average driver to realize enough cost savings on gas to make up for the higher price tag. [More]

Survey: Fuel Economy The Leading Consideration In Picking A Car

Survey: Fuel Economy The Leading Consideration In Picking A Car

While I have an affection for cars with after-market, clumsily welded spoilers, it appears I am in the minority, as a new survey by our test-driving in-laws at Consumer Reports says that fuel economy — and not undercarriage lighting — is the leading consideration for folks looking to buy a vehicle. [More]

Why Are West Coast Gas Prices Rising While Dropping Everywhere Else?

Why Are West Coast Gas Prices Rising While Dropping Everywhere Else?

While the national average for a gallon of gas has dropped nearly 20 cents since peaking in early April, prices on the West Coast of the U.S. recently began rising again, even as prices in every other region of the country trend downwards. [More]

Mayor Calls For Boycott Of Gas Stations In His Town

Mayor Calls For Boycott Of Gas Stations In His Town

It’s a common occurrence for a town’s mayor to make a public plea for residents to spend their money at local businesses, rather than driving a few miles outside of town to save a couple bucks. But one mayor in Illinois is so fed-up with the price of gas in his town that he’s asking residents to go elsewhere when it’s time to fill up their tanks. [More]

Gas Prices Drop For Second Week In A Row, Still Dang Expensive

Gas Prices Drop For Second Week In A Row, Still Dang Expensive

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its weekly report on the nation’s average gas price, and for the second week in a row the number is down. Even better, this is the first noticeable week-over-week drop of the calendar year. Unfortunately, at $3.929/gallon, filling up your tank is still expensive. [More]

How I Was Overcharged $23.42 For Gas At The Circle K

How I Was Overcharged $23.42 For Gas At The Circle K

The problem seemed easy enough to solve. SMM asked a Circle K cashier to pre-pay $20 on a gas pump using his credit card. Only the pump didn’t stop at $20 like it should have: it kept going until it reached $23.42. No big deal: SMM headed back in the store to pay the extra three and a half bucks. That’s when he learned that somehow, the first $20 he paid didn’t count. [More]

Brace Yourselves: Gas Prices Are Going To Climb Even Higher This Summer

Brace Yourselves: Gas Prices Are Going To Climb Even Higher This Summer

So maybe you thought the gas prices had finally stopped ticking upward, but if you were entertaining that line of wishful thinking, well, you’re likely to be disappointed. The Energy Department is predicting that gas prices will rise about 6% this summer, up to 24 cents more a gallon during the peak driving season. [More]

$1.00/Gallon Gas Causes Rush On Texas Filling Station

$1.00/Gallon Gas Causes Rush On Texas Filling Station

When an online retailer makes a pricing error, it usually has a chance to cancel orders before they ship. But when a gas station accidentally sells fuel for nearly 75% off the retail price, oodles of drivers will line up to fill up before someone fixes the mistake. [More]

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]