What Is Gas Buddy?


Quick Answer

Gas Buddy is a website that tracks gas prices throughout the United States and Canada. It begins by listing average gas prices, from low to high, for each state and for selected cities. It also shows recent gas price trends in those areas, whether they increase, decrease or are stable.

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What Is Gas Buddy?
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To find gas prices in a specific city, either click on one of the listed locales, or go to the bottom of the front page and select a state. For example, select California, and the webpage lists popular cities and has a search engine that asks for city, state or zip code. It also has an option to search by county, which is handy for less populated areas.

After selecting a city, the website takes the user to two lists of gas stations and their prices. The first list is the least expensive gas available, listed low to high. The second list shows the most expensive gas stations, listed high to low. Both lists show gas prices found within the previous 24 hours and are constantly changing. Gas prices for regular, mid-grade and premium gas are listed, as well as prices for diesel.

The Canadian search is the same, except that gas is priced by the liter and the prices are those found within a 36-hour window. Other information for both United States and Canadian lists include location maps and whether the gas stations are cash-only operations. Users must sign up to use the free service.

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