Just a little note about gasoline prices and a site called GasBuddy.
I use it mostly when driving in unfamiliar places, but sometimes around home. Today it saved me about 50 ¢ / gallon on about 20 gallons of gasoline and Diesel. Yeah, $10 in one go.
Here’s a current screen capture of their top level map from:
You can click to embiggen the graphs /maps.
Can you guess what States screw you over the most on Gasoline?… That bright yellow for California & Hawaii is “optimistic” at the top end as $3.50 and above. I drove by a BUNCH of $4+ stations and got Premium at $3.59 (regular was $3.29 IIRC).
As you zoom in, it goes from colored areas to a regular Street Map with price tags. Clicking on a tag gives you the station name.
You can zoom in even closer than this, but this gives a nice idea of the cost of Premium around the South Bay area of San Francisco / Silicon Valley. (It lets you chose regular, mid-grade, premium, or diesel to display)
I’m really happy with them and their service ;-) On long trips I typically manage to knock off between 10 ¢ and 30 ¢ / gallon by timing purchases along the way. Usually around here, COSTCO is the cheapest so I just got there a lot, but there are times when other places beat them (usually after a rapid price rise when the little out of the way station has not jacked the price up so fast). Today was one of those days ;-)
Just a happy user of their site and I have no connection with them in any way other than as “site user”.