Don’t about you guys, but around here the gas prices have shot up quite a bit recently. Out in Brighton Michigan where I’m living these days the prices range between $2.58 and $2.69 a gallon while in Troy, where I work, it’s $2.49 to $2.65. How do I know this? Thanks to MSN’s Gas Price Finder Thingy:
It’s pretty cool. Put in your zip code and it’ll show you the prices at the stations in your immediate area along with a map to get there with. Though a word of caution is in order: It may not be 100% accurate as they use a variety of sources to try and track the prices as is explained on the site:
*MSN Autos strives to bring you the most up-to-date gas prices possible. However, we do not receive prices every day from every station. Our partner, OPIS, obtains pricing data from participating credit card transactions, direct feeds from participating retail chains, and other survey methods. Please note that during times of extreme price volatility, these collection methods may trail the latest prices at some stations.
Still, not a bad starting point to be sure and damned handy in this day and age of high gas prices. Don’t know if this’ll work outside of the U.S., but I’m guessing it doesn’t. Still, MSN maintains portals in other countries and they may have something similar on hand there. Check it out.