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How do you find the cheapest gasoline prices in your area?

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There is a range of websites and mobile apps, including GasBuddy, Gas Guru and the Oil Price Information Service, that can be used to find the cheapest local fuel prices. GasBuddy is among the most popular of these and can be accessed through a web browser or mobile app.

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How do you find the cheapest gasoline prices in your area?
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The GasBuddy website contains a great deal of gas price information, which users can browse by state and city. The website also allows users to search by ZIP code. GasBuddy's data is sourced from its users, who are encouraged to supply information by automatic entry into a weekly prize draw to win a gas voucher worth $100.

By contrast, the gas price information provided by the Gas Guru mobile app is supplied by the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), which ensures greater accuracy. The app also provides directions to the cheapest local gas stations.

OPIS also provides their own web-based gas price information service called OPIS PricePro, which is run in conjunction with GasBuddy.

This resource can be personalized to provide information on specific competitors, and to issue email or text message alerts when prices exceed a given threshold. Although OPIS PricePro is a premium resource, there is a 3 week trial available free of charge and no download necessary.

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