Just as gas prices are surging upward, the cheap gas-finder GasBuddy just reached 50 million downloads.
GasBuddy uses self-reported gas prices to help drivers find the cheapest stations in the area. As we all know, that can mean the difference between $10 to $20 at a fill up; cost comparison is more important than ever now that the average price for a gallon in California has jumped dramatically—about 75 cents in less than a week’s time, according to GasBuddy.
The GasBudy app and website began five years ago and now offer detailed and constantly updated comparisons (the average cost of gas in L.A. is 4.297/gallon as of Thursday morning), graphs, maps, and all kinds of helpful info, like how the cost of crude oil affects the price of gas (“Gasoline is refined from crude oil, and the cost of that crude oil sets a floor for the wholesale price of gasoline.”)
In honor of the 50 millionth download, GasBuddy is giving away $100 gas gift cards to users throughout the U.S. and Canada who report gas prices via the app. Get more info here.