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Jewish World Review
Apptitude: Find cheapest gas via app
http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | (MCT)
Gasoline prices are climbing early and fast this year, as any driver can attest. The average cost at the pump nationwide for a gallon of regular stood Wednesday at $3.77 20 cents higher than a year ago, and up 46 cents in the last month.
"Consumers are really being hit hard," said Jim Lardear, spokesman for AAA Mid-Atlantic. He noted that the price spike represents a second whammy on households after the rise in payroll taxes that hit paychecks in January.
Gas prices peaked in the spring the last two years, though the highest national average gasoline price recorded by the auto club $4.11 a gallon was reached in mid-July 2008.
New York state on Wednesday joined California and Hawaii with an average gas price above $4, Lardear said.
To help motorists cope with higher costs, there are several mobile applications.
GasBuddy, by GasBuddy Organization Inc., is free for multiple platforms. The app depends on its thousands of users to report pump prices when they fill up. As an incentive to participate, the developer is giving away $250 in gasoline every week.
Your phone's location service allows the app to find nearby gas stations and their prices, including how long it's been since the price was reported. You can choose to view the list starting with the lowest price, or the shortest distance from wherever you are.
Most of the prices I saw for my neighborhood had been reported to GasBuddy just a few hours before. Tap on a station entry to see details for different fuel grades and to get a map or directions.
MapQuest Gas Prices, free from Mapquest Inc. for Android and Apple, uses the Oil Price Information Service, or OPIS, instead of user reports in giving gas prices. These prices are self-reported by stations, and Mapquest says it doesn't use any figures older than 48 hours.
Extras you get from Mapquest include turn-by-turn voice directions to the station you choose, and filtering that allows you to select for hard-to-find E-85 ethanol-laden fuel in addition to standard grades.
Got an electric car? You suddenly look lucky. And, you could use PlugShare, by Xatori Inc., which is free for iPhone and Android, to locate charging stations.
PlugShare finds a nearby station, lets you know whether it's in use, and what it costs to plug in. Some stations are free; some are "off-line" or otherwise unavailable. If you need to, you can send word of a location by text, Twitter, Facebook or email.
AAA's Lardear said gasoline's price spike up daily for the last 34 days is being fueled by perceptions of an improving world economy, East Coast refinery slowdowns, and speculators.
When will there be relief at the pump?
"Not really anytime soon," Lardear said. "I think we're going to see prices continue to spike through April," with the national average topping out about $3.95 a gallon.
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