Current USA Gas & Oil Prices: Where to Find the Cheapest Fuel

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Check out the most current gas and oil prices to help you find the best deal on gasoline.

AAA: Gas Prices – AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report is updated daily and is the most comprehensive retail gasoline survey available. Every day over 100,000 self-serve stations are surveyed.

AAA: Fuel Cost Calculator – Using current gasoline prices from AAA’s daily, online Fuel Gauge Report, as well as the latest highway fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the AAA Fuel Cost Calculator estimates the amount and cost of gasoline needed to complete a vacation trip. Although the total number of miles driven and prices paid for gasoline during your trip may vary from the estimates provided, the AAA Fuel Cost Calculator is intended to help you determine the cost of fuel needed to complete a vacation drive.

DOE: Energy Historical Data – Department of Energy historical energy data for such forms of energy as Petroleum, Natural Gas, Electricity, Coal, Renewable & Alternative Fuels and Nuclear power.

DOE: Gasoline/Diesel Fuel Update – The United States Department of Energy: Gasoline/Diesel Fuel Update

DOE: Sources of Crude Oil – Crude Oil and Total Petroleum Imports Top 15 Countries

GasBuddy – GasBuddy can help you find cheap gas prices in your city. In total, GasBuddy has hundreds of websites to help you find the lowest gasoline prices. We recommend this app for private investigators, especially those who regularly conduct surveillance. If you’re being reimbursed for expenses, the cost of gas is really a non-issue. But if you’re picking up the bill for the cost of gas, saving a few cents per gallon on a surveillance job that spans weeks could add up to a lot of savings. The more you save on the cost of fuel, the more profit you make on the job. To get directly to the GasBuddy map, go to USA Gas Prices Map – A map that shows the price of gas all over the United States of America.

MSN: Gas Prices by ZipCode – MSN allows you to search for local prices by entering your zip code.

GasPriceWatch – GasPriceWatch allows you to search for the lowest prices in your area by city, state or zip. Or, you can drill down from the state level into individual cities and further into individual zip codes within that city. You can even filter results by street and view results on a map. Shows how expensive or cheap it is to buy unleaded, mid-grade, regular, premium and diesel. Also includes tips for saving on fuel and how taxes are calculated.

How Gas Prices Work – Learn how gas prices work and how to understand their constantly fluctuating values.

Gas Prices Primer – Another explanation of how gas prices work. Also provides access to other reports and information.

Interesting Facts About a Gallon of Gasoline

Have you ever wondered who profits from the sale of gas? In general, a percentage of each gallon goes to the following:

  • 72% – goes to the producers of the crude oil from which it’s made (Chevron, ConocoPhillips, BP, Exxon Mobil)
  • 13% – of the remaining price of a gallon of gas goes to taxes
  • 8% – goes to refiners
  • 7% goes to distribution and marketing, which includes gas stations


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