Gas prices have been a hot topic over the past few weeks, and with no end in sight, it has many people worried. With the increase of the price we are paying at the pump, it is only wise to use technology to help determine where the better deals on gas are located in your area.
Gather reports that the unrest in the Middle East has led U.S. gas prices to increase sharply over a short time span. One way people are trying to beat pain at the pump is GasBuddy, which is a website giving price comparisons. Just one week ago, gas prices were $3.31 per gallon and since then have risen to about $3.50 a gallon, and it is showing no signs of letting up anytime soon. Most drivers are worried but know that they have to get to work, although getting everything done in one trip seems to be the best option.
As a resident of Amelia, Ohio, this is a very good website to use in order for me to find the best gas prices in the area. It might not seem like paying an extra few cents would matter, but in this tough economy, saving every penny helps in the long-term. When I used GasBuddy, a webpage came up with all of the gas stations that are located within my area. The gas prices ranged from $3.35 per gallon to $3.41 per gallon, all within a few miles from each other, so of course I am going to look for the cheapest option available. This website was very helpful to me living in Amelia, because it helped me figure out where I should go to get gasoline and helped me plan my day around where I needed to go. Instead of driving around trying to find the cheapest gas, which will waste more gas, I can just use this website and plug in my location without leaving the comfort of my own home.
GasBuddy is a great website to use to compare local gas prices, especially if you are like me and live in a more rural area where prices are usually a little higher depending where you go. This website is a real benefit because I can decide where to get gas before I leave my house to run errands, which cuts down on driving and also saves me money.
The most interesting thing I learned while on GasBuddy is that in Amelia gas prices remained relatively consistent in price, which means they are staying competitive. I did not see one deal that struck me as being the best or cheaper than the rest, so really for me, it does not matter a whole lot where I go to fill up my gas tank. I also like this website because I can tell my friends and family where the gas is the cheapest and alert them as they drive through Amelia before they get home. It can also be a great way to see where your local gas prices are compared to the national average.
Overall, this is a very helpful website as long as there are people out there who share this information through the website, which is how GasBuddy gets their information. It does not surprise me where Amelia gas prices are and it also will not surprise me if it rises before the day is over.
Brad Bechler, “GasBuddy: Gas Prices Still Highest In CA – Where Are The Lowest?”, Gather
GasBuddy, “Amelia Ohio”