As the price of oil climbs higher, cheaper gas might be just around the corner. You just have to know where to look.
GasBuddy.com helps you find the cheapest gas prices in your neighborhood or when you’re travelling.
The site was created in 2000 by Dustin Coupal and Jason Toews, two average dudes from Minneapolis who were sick of the pricing madness. As of last summer, the site was compiled with the latest gas pricing information from over 180 local sites.
Users submit price changes in their area to the site and earn points for accurate claims. The points can be cashed in for prizes such as free gas cards or a chance to win an electric car.
The site is also a good source for historical price charts and a visual ‘temperature map’, like the outdated one shown, which indicate areas that are ‘hot’ with high prices. As of last summer, GasBuddy has gone wireless, allowing consumers to text the site with a zipcode and receive the 5 cheapest gas prices in that area.
If you are so inclined, you can visit GasBuddy’s Romanian counterpart to see how many Romanian leu you’ll need to fork over to buy a liter of petroleum in Bucharest. If you’re a little low on leu, I’m sure a goat/wife barter would be acceptable.