Monday, August 20, 2012
FEN Adds Local Gas Price Report
The national price for gasoline has climbed about 13 cents a gallon over the past year even though demand for fuel dropped last month to the lowest July level since 1995. Chicago area prices dipped briefly after Enbridge's Line 14 went back into service but now they're up again. Explanations include everything from stimulus in China, maintenance in the North Sea, a refinery fire in California and, maybe, even a bad horoscope. (You will meet a tall dark stranger. He'll be wearing an Exxon/Mobil cap.)
Just enter your zip code--or any zip code, actually--and click the search button to open a page of local gas prices reported to Automotive.com. Heaven knows what sort of algorithm the company's using to aggregate the reports but it's the best FEN could find and easier than driving around at random hoping the gasoline gods will smile on you.