Updated 10/21

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Gas prices may be dropping (the current national average is $2.92 a gallon, but in a troubled market, every cent counts.

So MainStreet.com continues to update our list of Web sites that can guide you to the cheapest gas prices. (Just don’t get so obsessed by the low numbers that you end up spending more in gas driving to a low-cost station than you save once you get there!)


Utilizing tools such as Twitter, FuelFrog is an online community that allows users to track their gas mileage and how much they spend on gas. The online tools available of FuelFrog also allow users to see how their gas mileage compares to other vehicles. Savings tips are also offered: For example, purchasing fuel very early in the morning or late in the evening may be a way to cut costs because some stations raise their prices during peak hours.

GasBuddy.com is the umbrella site for more than 181 regional sites, boasting more than 1.4 million spotters. GasBuddy.com covers around 170,000 gas stations in the U.S. and Canada. The site provides near real-time pricing data for all of North America. The site's search engine can focus on various state regions and different types of gas, such as regular, premium, and Diesel.

Today’s Hot Deal

Murphy USA
2045 US-181 & Broadway Blvd
Corpus Christi, TX
Price: $2.09 (Regular)

FuelMeUp.com can help find cheap gas prices in your area. Visitors can sign up to help spot prices and share the information with other viewers. The consumer-driven site asserts that prices at some 82,000 gas stations nationwide are updated three times daily. To find cheaper prices in your neighborhood, enter your city and state. You can refine the results using search criteria such as ZIP code. The homepage also includes charts displaying the latest averages, highest and lowest, in gas prices by state.

Today’s Hot Deal
Quiktrip 0207
8501 Winner Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64125
Price: $2.279 (Regular)

With information on insurance, dealerships and motorcycle recalls, Automotive.com also provides up-to-date information on gas prices for all 50 states. The site also offers free desktop widgets on gas prices and for each state and county. Users can browse a list or insert their zip code to see which gas stations allow for the cheapest prices.

Today’s Hot Deal
1008 Laporte Rd,
Waterloo, IA 50702
Price: $2.479 (Regular)