Gas Price Watch

Consumerist brings you a sampling of gas prices from cities around the nation.

This Week
Last Week
Boston 195.0 187.8
Chicago 214.0 205.7
205.0 197.0
197.6 187.6
194.8 184.6
Los Angeles
225.6 214.5
215.4 209.4
New York City
199.4 193.0
San Francisco
221.8 212.8
221.6 214.4

[Energy Information Administration]


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  1. Tightlines says:

    So what, did a whale fart off the coast of Japan and cause oil futures to jump?

  2. Triterion says:

    It’s probably because the stock market is up and people are beginning to bet on oil futures again, sigh… here we go again.

  3. Pistachio?_GitEmSteveDave says:

    $1.77 in Old Bridge, NJ

  4. mac-phisto says:

    $2.089 is the cheapest i can find in NW CT.

  5. termitehead says:

    No love for the Midwest. And no, Chicago is not the Midwest.

  6. Andrew Makk says:

    2.22 In San Luis Obispo CA

  7. outinthedark says:

    $1.81 – $1.91 Virginia Beach, VA

  8. Oranges w/ Cheese says:

    Just over $2 everywhere in Orlando.

  9. pax says:

    Where the hey in NYC are these people finding gas for $1.99? Unless they’re counting Jersey City/Hoboken, which is REALLY flawed as NJ gas taxes are much lower.

    • BuildnCastles says:

      @paxetaurora: Yes but in NJ we make up for it with car accidents. Thus raising the premiums of our car insurance to nearly the highest levels in the country.

      • Trai_Dep says:

        @BuildnCastles: Haven’t Jersey guys figured out yet that cars handle MUCH better without gumba corpses stashed in the trunk?
        Calzone, of course, provide the optimal counter-weight, handlingwise.

    • nybiker says:

      @paxetaurora: I’ve been wondering the same thing. In my neck of the woods here in NYC, we’re around $2.15 for regular. Unless prices fell through the floor in the past day.

  10. Willow01 says:

    1.79 here in Phoenix.

  11. Brian Schroeder says:

    $1.94-$2.09/gal in the Detroit metro area.

    Cash prices… add $0.04-$0.06 for credit.

  12. axiomatic says:

    Keep it going UP UP UP!!!!!

    (sorry guys, O&G royalty owner here….)

    • valueofaloonie says:

      @axiomatic: I have to agree with this. More work for me is never a bad thing… (employee of an international oil field services company here.)

  13. Saboth says:

    oil is actually down due to the automotive news and less demand, yet price is going up…here we go again with the speculators.

  14. JohnAllison says:

    Can you link directly to your source of the information. Something other than the EIA’s main site? I would like to know who chooses these cities and why those are the ones listed here. Perhaps you could post data over time instead of a static number that doesn’t really say anything. Perhaps you could also graph average prices compared to crude oil prices, that could be helpful?

    Lastly, do you think enjoys your use their title for your recurring segment?

    • JohnAllison says:

      @JohnAllison: Perhaps you could post data over time instead of a static number that doesn’t really say anything.

      As in more than just this week and last week. The more time, the useful.

  15. Trai_Dep says:

    “Top of the world, TOP OF THE WORLD, ma!”

    (Los Angeles graciously takes her bow)

  16. nybiker says:

    Here’s the EIA NYC Gas survey results:

    And it shows the $1.99 price. Weird, that’s for sure.

  17. gman863 says:

    The best trick I’ve found to save on gas is using a credit card offering a cash-back rebate on gasoline – possibly combined with a store’s discount card.

    Example: My Chase MasterCard (which I pay in full each month) gives me an automatic 3% monthly rebate on gas purchases. At $2/gallon, this is six cents off per gallon – better than the .02-.03 cash discount most stations offer.

    Store loyalty cards (Kroger, Safeway, etc.) are also good for an extra .03-.10 discount per gallon. Just remember to compare the supermarket or warehouse club price to what other stations in the area are charging. The Kroger near my house is usually .03 higher than the Chevron across the street, making the basic .03 “Kroger Card” discount a moot point.