GasBuddy reports gas prices are the highest in the state of California, but other states are feeling the systemic pain at the pump as Muammar al-Gaddafi's regime and Libyan protesters clash in the Middle East. Where are the lowest prices for fuel in the U.S.?
As the Libyan crisis withÂ Muammar al-Gaddafi ratchets up, gas prices follow suit. The tension in the Middle East is causing a ripple effect all over the country. And no other place is feeling the fallout than the U.S., the major consumer of fossil fuels.
GasBuddy is aÂ website that has taken some of the worry out of the recent up-tick in gas prices by showing where the most pain is at the pump. Sometimes, information is worth its weight in gold, even if it does nothing to get rid of the "Holy crap" effect.
GasBuddy and AAA report that the average prices to fill up your Yugo eh hem Mercedes was $3.37 per gallon just one week ago. Today, it's risen to $3.51 per gallon, and is showing no sign of slowing down. Will Obama tap in theÂ oil reserves to lessen the pain?
A heat-map on the website uses colors to show where the "hotspots" are, and what fueling stations one should avoid, if the pocketbook is already on low-lead. Remember in 2000 when gas prices were only a measly $1.56 per gallon? Gone are the good ole days.
Where can you find the cheapest gas in your area? Visit GasBuddyÂ’s website, and use the interactive features to begin learn all about places to avoid and places you cannot afford to pass up.
For all you tech-savvy gurus, there's even an app available, but you knew that right?
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