How Do You Compare Petrol Prices?


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To compare average gas prices across the United States, visit FuelGaugeReport.com and navigate to Today's Averages to view a color-coded map showing current comparative fuel retail prices by state. To compare gas prices in a local area, visit GasBuddy.com, enter your city or ZIP code in the search box on the home page, select Fuel type and press Search. GasBuddy.com lists the price of gas per gallon at stations in the locality from the cheapest to the most expensive.

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FuelGaugeReport.com shows current national average prices for gas and diesel compared to the previous day, week, month and year, allowing you to compare gas prices over time. You can also click a state on the U.S. map to view current and historical fuel prices for that state in a table and graph form, as well as click the link to View Metro Areas for further comparisons of fuel prices by the state's metro areas.

In addition to showing an area's gas prices in a table format, GasBuddy.com shows the comparative prices and gas station locations on an interactive Google Map. Click Map above the search results table and click a price box on the map to view the name and location of the nearest gas station selling fuel at that price. You can also click a station to view its name and the price of its fuel per gallon. GasBuddy.com offers a free downloadable app that allows you to check and compare gas prices on the go.

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