Monday, June 09, 2008

Finding Cheap Gas on Google Maps

Crude oil seems to record its biggest hike in price almost monthly and gas prices appear to hit record levels almost daily. I'm sure that Google Maps mashups that show the consumer where they can find the cheapest gas are bound to be popular at the moment.

GasPriceWatch is a website that will help you find the cheapest gas prices in your neighbourhood. You can search GasPriceWatch for US gas prices by using the zip code search or by specifying a street, city and state. The gas prices of local gas stations are then shown in a sidebar and tagged on the map.

Gas Prices are updated on the site by over 123,000 volunteers.

GasBuddy.comGasBuddy have a handy Google Maps mapplet that will allow you to search Google Maps for the cheapest gas prices. The cheapest stations are tagged on the map showing the price, address and time and date when the current price was updated
ALtFuelPrices is a Google Maps mashup showing alternative fuel prices and fill stations for the entire US. You can search the map by zip code or state. You can also refine your search by type of fuel, e.g. biodiesel or electric.

Results are returned on the map with handy price tags.
UK Readers can find the cheapest petrol in their neighbourhood at Search for prices by entering a postcode in a search box. Local petrol stations are then tagged on the map with prices in litres. You can even adjust / update the prices yourself if you know they are wrong.


WAPetrol is a Google Map mashup showing the cheapest places to buy petrol in Western Australia. The cheapest prices are given in a sidebar. Click on one of the petrol stations listed in the sidebar and it is highlighted on the map.


Anonymous said...

Another site to be on the look out is which lists gas prices for those that lives in Bay Area.

Anonymous said...

A new service for mobile phones provides the cheapest gas stations near you. If in Toronto area dial #KINJO (toll free) to get the info. You can use it anytime before fueling even if not by the computer.
See more details at