For those of you not aware, there is a series of local sites which encourage users to track the price of gas in their area. The sites are run by GasBuddy and include cities all over the US and Canada.
A small sampling of cities include Dallas, TX, Houston, TX, San Jose, CA, Baltimore, MD, Charlotte, NC, Rochester, NY and just about every major metro area.
If you don’t see yours listed just go to GasBuddy.com and look it up among the roughly 175 areas tracked. Seems to me that a 30 second search each time before buying gas could add up quick.
While you’re there, be sure to check out the Gas Temperature Map which shows graphically how the price of gas in your area compares to the rest of the country. Also check out the historical price charts. You’ll see that the price of gas has increased by 175% in the last 24 months!