How to Find Local Gas Prices

by Laura ONeill

Gas prices rise and fall daily, often varying widely from station to station. When you want to fill up your car or motorcycle, the last thing you want to do is waste energy driving around town in search of the cheapest gas station. There are several alternatives that can save you time and money.

Visit Gaspricewatch.com. The website allows users to search for gas prices in their areas. It shows you what gas prices were in the last eight hours, 12 hours, 24 hours, 48 hours and 72 hours. It also allows you to conduct free searches by the type of gas you wish to purchase.

Visit Gasbuddy.com. Here consumers can find the price of gas at numerous stations in their city or zip code. Gasbuddy.com shows the gas prices in the last 24 hours at each of the gas stations listed based on reports from people who have been to those gas stations.

Use Mapquest.com's gas price locator. Mapquest.com offers consumers a tool to find gas prices in their areas. Simply visit Gasprices.mapquest.com, fill in your desired location and wait for the results. Mapquest's gas price locator also allows consumers to find alternative fuel prices such as natural gas or bio-diesel in their areas by selecting the "Browse Gas Stations by State, City and Fuel Type" link.

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About the Author

Laura O'Neill is a stay-at-home mother and professional online writer specializing in travel and women's studies-related articles. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from The George Washington University.