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Compare Gas Prices Before Leaving Home

Created: On October 1, 2008 @ 5:30 pm In

A spokesperson for AAA Wisconsin was quoted in the [1] Capital Times newspaper as saying that the average price of a gallon of regular unleaded gas could fall below $3 this fall. Although that’s good news to consumers, the fact is that U.S. gas prices are still much higher than just a year ago. According to [2] AAA, the average price of gas is $3.62 a gallon, compared with $2.79 a year ago.

Looking for Cheap Fuel

Not all gas stations charge the same price, so it pays to have some help scouting out the best places to fill up. [3] GasBuddy has become my go-to site for finding the cheapest fuel in my area. All I have to do is click on my state and put in my zip code to get a list of stations in my area with the best prices.

Prices Can Vary Block by Block

The site says gas prices can vary by as much as 20 cents within only a few blocks. So the site depends upon ordinary folks to post prices at stations in their area. You can also look to see which states have the highest and lowest gas prices. GasBuddy can even be accessed from your cell phone to find cheap gas.

About the Author:

Francine L. Huff is a freelance journalist and the author of The 25-Day Money Makeover for Women. She has appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows.

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URLs in this post:
[1] Capital Times: http://news.google.com/news?hl=en&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&q=AAA%20gas%20prices%20falling%20o
ct.%201&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wn

[2] AAA: http://www.fuelgaugereport.com/
[3] GasBuddy: http://www.gasbuddy.com/