I just drove by a station that was selling gas for $3.95 in Central New York. And then I saw a story in the LA Times noting, “[t]he consumer price index jumped 0.4% last month from January, mostly because of energy prices…”
So many of you might be doing gas stories. Here are some helpful online resources:
- The US Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks gas prices for unleaded regular and all grades ($3.57 and $3.62 in February, respectively.). You can do comparisons by month for the past 10 years.
- GasBuddy is a way to find local prices. You just type in a zip code. Tell your readers, viewers, listeners where to find the least expensive gas.
- Similarly, Mapquest shows the lowest prices, but on a map. I just checked and the least expensive gas in my area is, lucky me, less than a mile from my home. I’ve never been to that station but I sure will be going!