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October 01, 2014 Bonus Points End for September
Our month long bonus point campaign for price posting has ended for September. Keep an eye out as bonus points could start up again at any time.

August 22, 2014 Facebook Log in
You can now register using your Facebook account on GasBuddy. You can also login using Facebook once you have registered. Makes the website easier to access as you don't have to remember yet another user name and password.

June 29, 2014 Goodbye to grades that a station doesn't have
Starting on Android and iOS, we have included the ability to turn on/off fuel types. This means that when a station doesn't sell a fuel type (typically mid grade or diesel), the station won't be listed in the price list for that grade and the grade won't be shown when reporting prices!

This doesn't mean they're gone forever. As you know, GasBuddy station information comes from YOU! We rely on members like you to keep station information up-to-date. If you notice a missing fuel type that the station does carry, let us know when reporting prices, by tapping "Add a Fuel Type".

June 17, 2014 Cash/Credit is live!
As promised, cash/credit price entry is now available on the full website.

May 20, 2014 Cash/Credit Prices are coming to full web!
Following our integration of cash/credit prices in our apps for Android and iOS, we are just about ready to include this on our local websites, as well.

This has been a long-time coming and we're excited to finally be able to make this happen!

For more details and to discuss, please visit this topic.

May 05, 2014 We're moving the news articles back
Oh the calamity!

Moving the news articles from the left-hand to the right-hand side of the page seemed to create more confusion that we had anticipated, so we're moving them back.

Early today, the news articles will be safely back where they were, on the left-hand side of each home page, where they were, just a few short days ago.

Sorry for any confusion.

May 01, 2014 The News Articles have moved
We have made a change to the layout of the site and have moved the Blog and News section of the website to the right side of the page.

April 04, 2014 GasBuddy is happy to announce: MORE POINTS!
Starting on Monday, April 7th, each of the first 5 prices reported per day will be worth 200 points!

This will help ensure that members will be able to earn enough points to enter the daily prize draw EVERY DAY, just by reporting prices!

March 25, 2014 GasBuddy Begins To Integrate Cash/Credit Price Reporting
After an enormous effort by our development team (and after many requests), we are finally offering the ability to report both cash and credit prices!

This is currently only available on Android and iOS. We hope to include this in our apps for BlackBerry and Windows Phone, as well as our full website in the near future.

Thanks for your patience as we continue to work toward implementing this across all GasBuddy platforms.

December 05, 2013 Weekly prize draw? How about... Daily prize draws!?
That's right...

Starting January 1, 2014 GasBuddy is going to begin daily prizes. What does this mean for you? Well, this means every day you enter the daily prize draw is an increased chance you could win a preloaded gas card!

There will be one, $100.00 preloaded gas card prize every day of the week (Monday through Sunday).

Thanks for all of your help with reporting fuel prices local to you, we couldn't think of a better way to show our appreciation for everything that you guys do :)

See you in the New Year!

December 04, 2013 Introduction of Price Hike Alerts on the full websites
GasBuddy has introduced a new version of Price Hike Alerts to the websites!

In the event that a price hike is likely, you will now see a prominent red banner across the top of the home page which reads "Gas prices are rising in your area. >>> Click for Details"

When you click on "Click for Details", a pre-hike average and projected average change will slide out and present itself right below the website menu.

Price Hike Alerts occur when we have enough crowd sourced data analyzed to feel confident that a price hike will happen.

Price hike email notifications are currently still only available to registered users.

This is another savvy feature GasBuddy can provide to help everyone save on fuel!

June 05, 2013 Changes to the Master Station List
The Master Station List (MSL) has been updated to included check boxes for 'Membership Only' and 'Different Cash/Credit Pricing'. At this time, these check boxes are going to be used for information collection purposes only. The information collected from these check boxes will be factored into future GasBuddy updates. For senior users with 10,000+ points who have access to this feature, please feel free to check these off where appropriate. Thanks for your help!

April 12, 2013 GasBuddy Local Site Update(s)
Some styling changes have been made to the GasBuddy local sites, these include changes to the site color palette, increased price list font size and distinguishing colors for lowest/highest prices, and a Ignore Short Messages feature in the forums. A few of the site graphics have been updated and modernized. If you're having an issue finding something, nothing has been moved. Hopefully we'll see some more features and other changes/improvements popping up in the future.

April 03, 2013 GasBuddy.com Website Update
A few changes have been made to the main GasBuddy.com website, mostly some styling stuff and a few subtle changes to the page layout and organization. The space is being used more effectively and these styling changes have helped improve and modernize the site image. Check out the new Gas Price Report feature! More to come in the near future!

March 04, 2013 GasBuddy and OPIS Unite!
As of March 1, 2013 GasBuddy is part of the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) family.

OPIS collects and publishes daily “spot” prices for a variety of refined products (crude, natural gas, biofuels, diesel, gasoline, jet fuel, etc). OPIS also provides software for petroleum marketers that helps them automate price collection and store data.

Through this new partnership, GasBuddy’s OpenStore - a solution that helps convenience stores and chain brands target and interact with their consumers – will accelerate its continued success.

We're super excited to be able to provide and share even more gasoline price related data to our users and customers. With access to OPIS wholesale and spot prices, GasBuddy will be able to better inform and alert our users of changes to retail fuel prices.

Here's a related article on CSPNet.com you can read for some more info.

There are many good things that will come of this in the future!

Without the continued support of our users, GasBuddy wouldn't be where it is today. Thanks for choosing GasBuddy to search and share local gas prices!

November 08, 2012 US Fuel Tax Info
The GasBuddy US Fuel Tax information pages have been updated to reflect more recent and up-to-date fuel tax information, this information has been re-organized in a fashion that is more easy to read and interpret.

We appreciate the input from David Stock who's helped decipher what tax info is most relevant to the general public, if you have any questions related to a breakdown of any tax rates or require additional information you can contact him here.

November 07, 2012 Gas Prices and Politics
With the passing of the Presidential election in the United States, our US Politics forum recently broke a total of 1,000,000 messages. Do you think gas prices reflect a global commodity (crude oil) impacted by production, availability, and other international factors, or do you think the White House controls the cost of fuel at the pump? Discuss it here.

November 05, 2012 Fuel Shortage Finder
The effects of Hurricane Sandy are unfortunate, and we do share our sympathy to all those who have been affected, we'd like to remind some of our users GasBuddy was not originally designed with natural crises in mind.

Our developers came in this past Saturday to put their heads together and come up with a feature that will help users affected by the storm in NJ and NY to help locate stations that offer fuel. Please take a look at the GasBuddy Fuel Shortage Tracker.

NOTE: This link will be presented in a mobile format when viewing it using a mobile web browser.

As these kinds of events do not affect all areas across Canada and the US, this feature most likely will not be incorporated into the mobile apps, but with this system in place, we hope to be able to improve upon it and use it in future instances.

October 29, 2012 Hurricane Sandy
GasBuddy wishes safety and the best of luck to our users on the East coast who are taking shelter and riding out Hurricane Sandy, be safe out there GasBuddies!

September 06, 2012 Facebook Fanclub
GasBuddy has hit 100,000 Facebook fans and is continually growing! It took awhile to make it this far since first joining on May 14, 2009, but we couldn't be any more happier with the amount of support we have from our users. Here's to continual growth and support!

June 15, 2012 Log In and Sign Up Page Updates
The Log In and Sign Up pages have recently seen a re-design, this was more of an update for style than functionality, but now you can also use your registered email address (along with your GasBuddy password) to sign in to your account.

This is particularly helpful for users who have recently signed up and have forgotten their usernames!

February 27, 2012 Taking a look at GasBuddy App Downloads
GasBuddy has officially passed 15,000,000 app downloads (that's right, 15 MILLION) !

Here's a quick break-down of our mobile platform "market share" :

Android – 8,569,112
iPhone – 6,089,052
BlackBerry – 271,821
Windows Phone – 118,499
Total – 15,048,484


Fun fact: Recently we have been getting over 50,000 downloads per day, and on average we are hitting 1 million downloads approximately every 34 days.

Good job everyone, and thank you for using GasBuddy to spot and report local fuel prices in your area!

February 06, 2012 Cash and Credit Price FAQ Change
If you do not live in an area where prices vary depending on your method of payment (ie. you pay more per gallon/liter for using your debit/credit card than you would for using cash) then this update does not apply to you!

Recently the GasBuddy co-founders implemented a change affecting how cash and credit prices are to be reported - Cash prices are to now be reported before the credit price.

GasBuddy was originally developed to help users share the lowest fuel prices in their community. With this in mind it was decided the cash price should be reported over the credit price, because in areas where cash/credit prices are applicable, the cash price is the lowest price available to everyone.

For more information please review the Cash and Credit FAQ.

The price posting guidelines (found in your local area level forums) will be updated when time allows. Thanks for posting local fuel prices with GasBuddy!

September 29, 2011 Introducing App Awards
In the most recent updates of your GasBuddy apps, you might find something a little different. On your profile page, you'll discover Awards!

Awards are designed to enhance your GasBuddy mobile app experience by challenging you to post prices that meet specific criteria in order to advance through 5 different levels.

These awards are optional extras that users can take part in. If you select the award(s) from your profile page, it will give you a brief description of the award and let you know how far your are off from leveling up. The descriptions of the awards are intended to be vague in order to challenge users into gaining them.

Note - At this time there's no ranking between other members. Good luck, and have fun out there!

May 02, 2011 GasBuddy on BlackBerry
It's been long awaited. The GasBuddy mobile apps have been taking over all the other app stores by "Storm", and now you can download our app for your BlackBerry Storm (as well as for many other BlackBerry devices) !

Check out the BlackBerry App World for your free download today!

December 17, 2010 GasBuddy on iPhone
Do you own an iPhone or an iPod Touch? Do you love GasBuddy? Then now is the time to visit the Apple App Store or iTunes today to download your free GasBuddy App for iOS!

Once again, GasBuddy does not condone the use of any mobile device while operating a motorized vehicle.

November 07, 2010 GasBuddy on Windows Phone
Attention Windows Phone users, take a moment today to go check out your app store for your new free version of our GasBuddy app for Windows Phone!

Now Windows Phone users can also search and report prices while on the go!

Remember, GasBuddy does not condone the use of any mobile device while operating a motorized vehicle.

August 27, 2010 GasBuddy on Android
We are very excited to announce that GasBuddy has launched its very first free application for Android devices.

Users have the ability to search and post prices from their Android devices and get points on the go with the new Android App.

Search for "GasBuddy" in the Android Market to download.

There will be more apps available for different mobile platforms in the future, keep an eye out!

Remember, GasBuddy does not condone the use of any mobile device while operating a motorized vehicle!

June 29, 2009 Introducing the GasBuddy Official Blog
GasBuddy is proud to announce we've launched the GasBuddy Official Blog! This blog will be updated by our very own Patrick DeHaan (and maybe even more contributors in the future), it will serve as GasBuddy's insight on up to date gas price news and related information.

This blog will be tied into the Top 5 Daily News Articles on the Home page, and have it's own area in the forums (found below the Daily News Article Discussions forum).

For more info, check out the blog here.

June 15, 2009 GasBuddy on Twitter
We're happy to announce that GasBuddy is now also available on twitter! Join us on twitter for updates and other important gas-related news.

May 14, 2009 GasBuddy on Facebook
GasBuddy has decided to explore the world of Social Media, find us on Facebook by visiting this link for GasBuddy related updates and other important gas-related news!

January 11, 2009 New Contests Launched
We're happy to announce that we are now giving away a new prize EVERY WEEK! The deadline for each week's draw is Sunday at 11:59pm and the next prize giveaway begins immediately at 12am (Midnight). You can also see current and past winners on our new Prize Winners page. Thank you for your continued support and good luck!

January 02, 2009 2008 In Review
Wow...what a year. Not only did we see gas prices press their way up to record highs but then had the most amazing and unexpected drop to levels that have not been seen for years. It goes to show that predicting gas prices where the volitility is so very high is a difficult task. We continue to grow the GasBuddy community and in 2009 we think that you will see some of the most significant changes to the sites in years. We are looking seriously at site useability and design. We have some new features in the pipeline that should add user benefit as well. One of the biggest changes is new Weekly contests. Now every week throughout the year will include a new contest! Good luck to everyone who participates in the contests and also good luck at the pumps in 2009!

December 30, 2008 Congratulations to the Fall Contest Winners
Winners of the Fall Contest have been confirmed! The winners are: Mondofox - Riverside, Scanman - St. Louis, Matt66 - Ontario, TJHILBILY - San Bernardino. Each of them will receive $250 in prepaid gas compliments of GasBuddy. Congratulations to the winners and stay tuned for more frequent contests coming in 2009! Happy New Year!

December 25, 2008 Happy Holidays!
Well, it looks like another holiday season is upon us. What a year it has been, we saw not only all-time record high prices earlier in the year to the lowest (inflation adjusted) gas prices that we have seen in decades. A roller coaster of prices indeed. It looks like 2009 will bring with it some stability but unfortunatley the prices will likley creep upward again. We are developing a bunch of site improvements to prepare for the exciting years ahead. GasBuddy wants to thank everyone for their efforts to help in the fight against high gas prices and we wish you and your families a very Happy Holiday season and best of luck in 2009.

November 05, 2008 New Fall Contest Launched
Finally we got the new contest live. Since we like to try to get prizes out to winners in time for Christmas, this will be a short contest. Get you tickets now because your odds will ikley be better than ever! Look for new more frequent prize system coming in the New Year.

October 22, 2008 Congratulations to the Summer Contest Winners
Winners of the Summer Contest have been confirmed! The winners are: alp - Portland, polarbear2 - Maine, lildrchris25 - Houston, and poppopmam - Maine. Each of them will receive $250 in Pre-paid gas compliments of GasBuddy. Congratulations to the winners and stay tuned for the next contest starting soon!

September 13, 2008 Hurricaine IKE
We are hoping and praying that the people of Galveston, the people of Texas and surrounding States are safe in the wake of Ike. It looks like a severe hurricaine that could harm life and property. Gas prices hikes to this point seem somewhat premature and unexpected however some stations are now returning prices to more normal but high levels. Given the substanital drop in crude oil...we have to expect some relief at the pump soon.

May 27, 2008 Congratulations to the Spring Contest Winners
Winners of the spring contest have been confirmed! The winners are: Outnumbered - New Jersey, ebaugh - Atlanta, GRJ - Memphis, and LarryPM - Newfoundland. Each of them will receive $250 in Pre-paid gas compliments of GasBuddy. Congratulations to the winners and stay tuned for the next contest starting soon!

April 08, 2008 GasBuddyToGo.com Update!! (Part 2)
-The last improvement is we have removed the thank you page. So if you post a price from your favorites you will automatically be taken back to your list so you can post another price and the same goes for the non favorites price input page. This will decrease the amount of bandwidth required to post prices from the mobile site.

We would like to thank all the members that gave us suggestions for improvements on gasbuddytogo.com

April 08, 2008 GasBuddyToGo.com Update!!
We are please to let you know that we have updated the GasBuddy mobile site gasbuddytogo.com.

-You can now post mid-grade and premium prices from the mobile site as well as regular and diesel.
-Also the favorite stations listing has been updated to match your lists on the live site. This means that prices that are matched to the master station list on your local site now match on the mobile site and prices should map properly as well.
-Another improvement is you can now remain logged on and don't have to log in all the time. The next time you log in to the mobile site you should get a message asking you to book mark that page. If you do you should not have to log in again.


April 08, 2008 Map Gas Prices Update!
We have recently update the map gas prices page on Gasbuddy. We have implemented some new and exciting changes that the members have been asking for. We would like to thank everybody for all the great suggestions.

Some of the changes are:
-View multiple fuel types on the map instead of just regular.
-There is a time limit drop down allowing you to select how old prices are that you want to see.
-You are able to see all stations on the map including stations that don't have a current price.

When Clicking on a station you can
-You are now able to post/update prices for all fuel grades from the map as well as see station features and station photos where available.
-You can also add stations to your favorite station list directly from the map and edit the station info in the master station list by clicking an edit link.


March 09, 2008 New Program - GasBuddy Direct (Part 2)
There is no cost or fee for stations to access the GasBuddy Direct program. It is simply a way for stores to get their prices on the site more easily on regular basis. Many stations current report prices to Gasbuddy manually. Hopefully now the information will be more timely and reliable. We do not want to undervalue member participation in reporting gas prices and we can not be any more appreciative and amazed at the collective efforts of everyone. The GasBuddy Direct program is not meant to compete with member price reports, it is simply a way for station owners and operators to report prices similar to how they always have, only it is now easier. In a sense what we have done is created an area that gives station owners and operators their own Favorite Stations List to post prices. The more prices in the system the more useful and reliable the gas price information becomes. We welcome your comments!

March 09, 2008 New Program - GasBuddy Direct
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce everyone to a new program that we have for stations owners and operators to more easily submit prices to Gasbuddy. We are in the midst of testing it and we have coined the program as GasBuddy Direct. Some stations and chains will be feeding prices directly from corporate headquarters on GasBuddy sites. As the GasBuddy websites have become more popular, stations are noticing that the GasBuddy sites are having an impact on their sales. They need their prices showing on GasBuddy or it hurts their sales. I think this is the exact kind of impact we need to have on the market. It has been said that the GasBuddy sites can be perceived as a way to boycott those stations with the highest prices which will force them to lower their prices, and we like to think that this beginning to become a reality. The prices posted under GasBuddy Direct do not count for points and those stations etc are not eligible for the contests etc.

February 27, 2008 Server stuff.
We are making some changes to the servers over the next 72 hours. Our servers are being physically moved to a new datacenter. This should not result in significant downtime however both tonight after 12am EST and tomorrow after 12am EST there may be periods where certain website functions such as the maps, charts or wireless sites are not available. With any luck there will be no issues. This is being done since our hosting company is moving to a new building. Also we have a new Database server coming on line in the next few days or so. Hopefully there will be a further improvement in website performance and reliability thanks to this upgrade.

January 10, 2008 Congratulations to the Latest Contest Winners
Winners are now all confirmed! The winners are: ScrappyDog - Montana, dgb - Oklahoma City, AcuraTSX - OhioGasPrices.com and Otis - Saskatoon SK. Each of them will receive $250 in Pre-paid gas compliments of GasBuddy. Congratulations to the winners and stay tuned for the next contest starting soon!

December 25, 2007 Happy Holidays 2007 From GasBuddy!
Well, another year has passed by very quickly. We managed to finally make some major in-roads to the incorporation of a master station list. This will help bring some improved consistency to the price reports, help remove duplicates and make it easier to report prices. Everyone we talk to, we tell them how amazing it is to see the support that exists in every city for GasBuddy. To find people volunteering everywhere that are willing to contribute a few minutes each day in an effort (mostly) to help other people save money on gas is truly an amazing thing. Especially at this time of year it is nice to think of the GasBuddy family nationwide across the US and Canada being strong and growing. We thank you all for your efforts. We wish you and your families a safe and happy holidays and may 2008 bring you everything that you wish for....along with low gas prices!!

December 13, 2007 Major site updates, Price Entry Integration to the Master Station List
We have recently launched a set of new features aimed at improving address formats, reducing duplicates, improving mapping results, and more by tying Master Station Entries to price postings. Please note that for the foreseeable future, choosing a station from the MSL is optional. We have also changed the Master Station tool to remove verifications, and also allow members to see a history of changes for each station. We have also fixed a few other bugs around the website as part of this update.

October 25, 2007 New Site Launch
A long-time deficiency has been improved with the addition of a new stand-alone site for Sacramento. All those Sacto locals can now visit and use SactoGasPrices.com to access their local info rather than using CaliforniaGasPrices.com. Nice to have that going!

October 20, 2007 Coming soon updates
With the fairly major update moved out yesterday we have been hard at work on the next update. It will be the first large step toward incorporating the Master Station List solidly into the function of the website. We have received many many requests to get the MSL into the website functionality and we think that we have come up with a fairly good solution to ease our way into the MSL. If the MSL was 100% complete, we likely could jump right in, but in its current state we need to start off with a hybrid approach. The result will be fewer duplicates, more standardization, and better station mapping. Stay tuned!

October 19, 2007 New Updates to the Website part 2
On the main page of your local site (ex TwincitiesGasPrices.com) you will find a new box called My Activity (you will see this if you are signed in) this shows at one glance all your important stats on the web site. When you are not signed in you will see 2 sections in this area. One that has a link for you to become a member and the other shows a local snapshot of the average prices and the trend that they are taking.

October 19, 2007 New Updates to the Website
GasBuddy has released some new features to the website that we are very pleased with. The major feature being the new private message system that will allow members to talk with other members on their buddy list. They can also send messages to the GB Moderator if they have any questions about the site. You can access this new private message system by clicking the on the ‘inbox’ at the very top of your page.

We have also changed the recent news feature to work a bit differently. When you click on the recent news links it will take you to a page on GasBuddy where you can read a snipit of the article and you can also comment and discuss the article with other members of GasBuddy. There is also a link to the full article for those who are interested.

September 13, 2007 Congratulations to the Summer Contest Winners
Congratulations goes out to the winners of the Summer Gas Give-Away. Each of the following members have won $250 US in Pre-paid gasoline courtesy of GasBuddy: Ramboon66 - Tampa, FL; CTM - Toronto, ON; Teddy95 - Dayton, OH; agt94539 - Oakland, CA; Bbopp - Dayton, OH. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we hope those who won enjoy their free gas!

August 29, 2007 Gas Station Photos
The GasBuddy master station list now has a new feature that allows members to submit photos of gas stations. In the future we will be using these photos in various spots around the web site.

July 27, 2007 Few Website updates
Not sure if anyone noticed but we made a few nice improvements to the sites today. We added "registration" links from the GasBuddy.com site to help people get registered on their local sites. We also made a fairly major change to the Temperature maps where the "Legend" stays the same regardless of zoom level so that you truly can see more detail by zooming in. Before as you zoomed in the colors were changing, which was somewhat confusing. There are a few other changes as well. We are working a few new features, some of which will likely come out next week. Take care everyone and we hope you enjoy our efforts to make GasBuddy better.

July 03, 2007 PocketMac Enables Mac Users With Real-time Gas Prices
For all the Mac users out there, GasBuddy has been working with PocketMac to develop a free Gas pump Genie tool where you can find the lowest priced gasoline in your area. Check it out at http://www.pocketmac.net/products/gaspumpgenie/index.html

May 28, 2007 Congratulations to the Spring Contest Winners
Congratulations goes out to the winners of the Spring Gas Give-Away. Each of the following members have won $250 US in Pre-paid gasoline courtesy of GasBuddy: glassmaker40 - Lexington, KY; jesusislord - Worcester, MA; 01876 - Boston, MA; JGrisbo - Hamilton, ON. Thank you to everyone who participated, and we hope those who won enjoy their free gas!

May 17, 2007 FAQ Now In Menu
We've added the FAQ to the menu bar. For more info, Click Here

May 14, 2007 Spring Contest Winners
We are working to confirm the winners for the spring contest but instead of waiting until all winners are confirmed, we have decided to jump ahead and launch another Gas Card Give-Away. With gas prices near all time highs we felt like now is not the time to delay the chance at winning free gas. We will announce the winners of the spring contest as soon as they are confirmed.

March 20, 2007 Midgrade and Premium fuels added
We have added Midgrade and Premium fuels to the website. This has been something that many people have been requesting since we started the website. We were cautious to add it because it added another level of complexity to the website. We believe that we have come up with an interface that keeps the website simple, yet adds the flexibility of having more fuel types.

February 02, 2007 Text Message Gas Prices
Finding the cheapest gas prices is now as simple as sending a text message. You can get gas prices by zip/postal code or city, state (provice). For more info, click here.

February 02, 2007 GasBuddyToGo.com - New Mobile/Wireless Web Site
Now you can get gas prices on your mobile phone! Just point your wireless device to GasBuddyToGo.com, and you can search for and post gas prices. For more info, click here.

January 23, 2007 Map Gas Prices
Today, we have launched a new feature that allows you to view gas prices/gas stations on a map. The tool allows you to drag the map around to pan, and also has price indicators to show the current price of gas at that location. Click here to view gas prices on a map

January 06, 2007 Congratulations to the Fall Contest Winners
GasBuddy sends out its special thanks to everyone who entered the most recent contest. It was the most popular drawing that we have ever had. For the US, the winners of a Buddy 50 scooter provided by The Genuine Scooter Company are: 02Jeepster - Michigan, 2muchagal - Tulsa, 93subaru - Washington State, braddaddy - Oklahoma, Buggiwuzz - Georgia, ItsMorph - Grand Rapids. In Canada, the winners of $400 in free pre-paid gasoline are: Spidey - Winnipeg and AshCivic - Toronto. Enjoy the cool prizes and cheers to everyone who is saving at the pumps!

January 03, 2007 New Site Launch
We have recently added a new site to the growing list of GasBuddy websites. We are pleased to announce that CorpusChristiGasPrices.com has now been launched.

December 25, 2006 Happy Holidays From GasBuddy!
We would like to wish all the members and users of GasBuddy and the local gas price sites a very safe and happy holiday season! Looking back on the year, we suffered through some very high spring gas prices but subsequently have been largely spared from other price extremes during the rest of the year. In 2006, GasBuddy picked up a bunch of new members who are adding to the effort to help consumers find the lowest priced gas. Thanks to everyone and we wish you all the best in 2007! DC and JT

September 04, 2006 Fall Contest Launched
We are excited to announce sponsorship of our US contest by The Genuine Scooter Company. They have generously provided six Buddy 50cc scooters for the most recent prize give-away. This is ia total prize value of a whopping $11400! These scooters are the real deal...perfect for a local commuting with upto 125mpg! Unfortunately for our Canadian friends the scooters are not importable or offered for sale in Canada due to governement restriction. In Canada we opened a separate contest where GasBuddy will give away $800 in free gas cards. So good luck to everyone and thank you for your help!

August 31, 2006 Summer Contest Winners
We are excited to announce the winners of our Summer Gas-Give-Away. Each of the following members will receive a $250 prize of free gasoline. larrypm - Bonavista, NF. Canada, Alaska4ever - Eagle River, AK., briank299 - Cleveland, OH., IndyGlenn - Alpharetta, GA. Congratulations to the winners and watch out for our next contest starting soon!

August 29, 2006 New Site Launch
We have recently added a new site to the growing list of GasBuddy websites. We are pleased to announce that LongIslandGasPrices.com has now been launched.

May 02, 2006 Spring Contest Winners
We are excited to announce the winners of our Spring Gas-Give-Away. Each of the following members will receive a $250 prize of free gasoline. GTECH22 - Powder Springs, GA., BRN2SHOP - Weare, NH., dilberttech - Harrisburg, IL., big booper - Rancho Cucamonga ,CA. Congratulations to the winners and watch out for our next free gas prize starting soon!

March 31, 2006 Gas Price Temperature Maps
We have enhanced the temperature maps to include higher zoom levels as well as ZIP level viewing. We have added more cities and interstates and have added a feature that allows you to get the average prices for counties and ZIPS. To do this, try right-clicking on an area of the map. It should populate a value for that county.

March 31, 2006 Enhanced Price Charts
We have enhanced the price charts to include the price of crude oil as well as a few other enhancements to improve functionality.

March 10, 2006 Gas Price Temperature Maps
We have released new, and enhanced gas price temperature maps on the web site. The performance should be much greater than the previous version, which used Google, and will also work in Firefox. It shows detail by county, with major cities for reference: GasBuddy gas temperature maps

There is also a state version, broken up by county on the sidebar of the homepage of this site.

March 01, 2006 New Database Server
Overnight, we moved our database to a new database server. The new server seems to have improved database performance by 3-5x. It will help improve web site speed and reliability. Enjoy!

February 28, 2006 New Car Icons!
We have launched some new car icons to recognize the contributions of senior members. Points previously maxed out at 1 million and have now been extended to 3.25 million with the addition of 11 new car icons. We modified the levels between 100,000 and 500,000. We changed the blue car to be between 100,000 and 199,999. We changed the purple car to be between 200,000 and 349,999 and added a aqua colored car between 350,000 and 499,999. In addition to these changes, we've added a feature that displays speed lines for each icon if the member has been active for 90 consecutive days.

January 28, 2006 New Master Station List
We have finally started on the complicated project of building a list of all gas stations in the US and Canada. This has been something that we have been developing/thinking about for a number of years now. With this list complete we will be able to take the websites to an entire new level in terms of providing valuable gas price data to consumers. Our goal is provide a more exact station location, provide station mapping and other useful new features. It will be a monumental project to attempt to complete however with your help we will hopefully end up with an accurate and reliable list of stations. We are already working on getting the list incorporated into the site. Thanks for everyone's help on this and we will keep you posted with regard to the status!

January 08, 2006 New Contest Launched
We are proud to announce a new free gas give-away that was started today. We have been able to increase the prize amount to 4 prizes of $250 in pre-paid gasoline cards. We wish everyone the best of luck in the contest and in the search for low gas prices. Thank you to all the volunteer price spotters for their help, we have received so many messages of thanks and appreciation for the web sites...We are definitely making a difference!

December 20, 2005 Happy Holidays
Looking back on 2005 makes us recall how consumers suffered through record high gas prices and a devastating hurricane season. We thank all the GasBuddy members and visitors for their continued support. We continue to grow and provide valuable gas price information to the masses. If there was a way to calculate all the money saved by all consumers who have benefited from the websites, it would have to be substantial. Saving all that money is only possible with the dedicated efforts of all our members who each day submit gas prices for everyone to see. Thanks again! We wish you a safe and happy holidays and wish you and your families all the best in 2006! We are planning a bunch of new website improvements, it should be a great year!

December 15, 2005 Contest Winners
We have now confirmed the winners of the most recent GasBuddy contest. Each winner receives $250 in pre-paid gas cards. The winners are: no1lakersfam - Newport News VA, cjc9024 - Cedar Hill TX, BicycleBill - Eden Prairie MN, ma-bell St. Claude MB. Congratulations to the winners and watch for the next free gas give-away starting in a few days.

September 04, 2005 New Contest Launched
We are proud to announce a new free gas give-away that was started today. We have been able to increase the prize amount to 4 prizes of $250 in pre-paid gasoline cards. We wish everyone the best of luck in the contest and in the search for low gas prices. Thank you to all the volunteer price spotters for their help, we have received so many messages of thanks and appreciation for the web sites...We are definitely making a difference!

August 31, 2005 Hurricane Katrina
Our hopes and prayers are with everyone along the Gulf Coast. The natural disaster that has struck moves the hearts of all American people. Although gas prices have been impacted by this horrible tragedy, the affects of the storm on the hundreds of thousands of people and the loss of life amounts to so much more. JT and I have tried to help out and have made donations to the relief efforts. Any other website users or GasBuddy members that are able to donate to help the people displaced by Katrina can visit - - DONATE NOW - - to donate through the secure website of the Red Cross.

August 23, 2005 Summer Contest Winners
We have now confirmed the winners of the most recent GasBuddy contest. Each winner receives $150 in pre-paid gas cards. The winners are: Cruiser340 - GrandRapids MI, Draknor - Toronto ON, Shanesv2i - Birmingham AL, IBI_Student - Las Vegas NV. Congratulations to the winners and watch for the next free gas give-away starting in a few days.

February 21, 2005 New Web Site Launched - GasBuddy 2.0
After over a year in development, the new web site has been launched. The new site has a number of new features, but the main reason for the switch was to help the performance and reliability of the web site. It has been completely re-architected, although it has a familiar look and feel.

December 24, 2004 Holiday Wishes
As we near the close of yet another year we would like to thank all website visitors and members who help us everyday to provide gas price information to consumers. Without your dedication and efforts, GasBuddy would not exist today. Thank you! On our end, we are trying to make the websites beter, easier to use and more effective in promoting low gas prices. We wish everyone and their families a safe and happy holiday season. See you in 2005! DC and JT

December 17, 2004 Contest Winners Announced
We would like to congratulate the following winners of the most recent Prize-Give-Away: zornave - LouisvilleGasPrices.com, srgamlin - ColumbusGasPrices.com and GasBoy - TwincitiesGasPrices.com. We hope that they will definitely enjoy their new electric bicycles from eGO Vehicles! That will truly be the easiest way to save on gas. The next contest is scheduled to begin at the end of January, so start collecting your points now!

December 06, 2004 New Web Site Coming Soon
Although it has taken much longer than anticipated and we are not quite there yet, we hope to have the updated site launched sometime in the next couple of weeks at least for beta testing. It will have a few new features and cool new headbar/menu design that will hopefully make navigation easier. We have posted a reminder that the big eGO vehicles contest will end in less than in one week! Get you tickets now before it is too late!

September 19, 2004 Fall Contest Launched
Thanks to eGO Vehicles we are proud to announce our biggest Prize Give-Away contest ever! As our way of saying thanks to all the members who continue to help everyone save on gas we have teamed up with eGO Vehicles to give away over $3000 worth of cool electric cycles all before Christmas! These amazing electric bikes are the ultimate fuel savers..no gasoline needed! Get your tickets for a chance to win. If you just can not wait to win an eGO cycle then you can buy one online direct from the eGO web site!

September 11, 2004 Next Contest To Begin Soon
We are in the final stages in confirming a sponsor for our next contest to begin soon. We had hoped to start the contest tomorrow, however it seems that it will likely next week. The contest sponsor has provided some amazing prizes and we look forward to getting the contest started. Keep collecting points so that you can get tickets once the contest is open! We will keep you posted. As a special mention, today as the third anniversary of 9/11 we remember those who lost their lives and think of those families and friends who grieve.

September 02, 2004 Contest Winners Confirmed
We have finally heard back from all winners of the most recent Prize Give-Away. Congratulations to the winners of $150 US in Pre-Paid gas cards: tonibe - FloridaStateGasPrices.com, Bill Poster - HalifaxGasPrices.com, Bikerscooby - LosAngelesGasPrices.com and Papamexico - SyracuseGasPrices.com. We are working hard to put together an special contest for the Fall/Christmas Give-Away. We do not want to get everyone too excited until it is confirmed but start collecting those points now because by mid-December you are going to be wishing you were holding many contest tickets!

August 20, 2004 Contest Winner Still Pending
We still have one winner pending confirmation for the most recent Prize Give-away. The winners of $150 US in Pre-Paid gas cards will be listed here once all 4 are confirmed. Please check your email to see if you have received winning notification.

April 15, 2004 Contest Winners Announced
Finally we confirmed four winners for the most recent Prize Give-away. The winners of $100 US in Pre-Paid gas cards are members: logas - SanJoseGasPrices.com, Ilya20000 - TorontoGasPrices.com, Jeri774 - TwinCitiesGasPrices.com, and Saltk - WinnipegGasPrices.com. Congratulations to all the winners! As an update to the new server we expect it to be live within 7-10 days and we expect website performance to improve dramatically.

March 31, 2004 Update on current events at GasBuddy
Sorry for the long duration between updates, however we have been extremely busy working to keep GasBuddy growing and improving. Many people have been asking about the recent winners of the winter Prize Give-Away. The winners were choosen a few weeks ago however only 2 of 4 members have responded to the email notification message. We will be contacting alternative winners in the next few days. Ensure your email address is correct and functioning properly! Complaints of a slow server are due to increases in web site traffic and we should have a new faster server live before the middle of April. Take care everyone. Thank you for all your hard work!

October 28, 2003 Contest Winners Finalized
Congratulations to the winners of our most recent Prize Give-away. The following four GasBuddy members have won $100 US in pre-paid gasoline cards: srgamlin - ColumbusGasPrices.com, Lauriep - TwinCitiesGasPrices.com, Kelvin - TorontoGasPrices.com, Proofreader - OntarioGasPrices.com. Next contest begins November 30th, 2003. Collect your points now!

October 15, 2003 Website Revisions
Thanks to the dedicated help of all the volunteer GasBuddy members the websites continue to grow and help more consumers locate low priced fuel. We are working a major website revision that will hopefully help to improve website functionality and ease of use. We expect final release to be in the first couple of weeks of 2004...unless we can get it done sooner!

June 29, 2003 Spring Contest Winners
Congratulations goes out to the winners of the Spring Prize Give-away. The following GasBuddy members have won $50 US in pre-paid gasoline cards: lsusie - Ohio, korvet - Illinois, Gaz Saver - Ontario, Bubu - Ontario. Next contest starts July 8th, 2003. Collect your points now!

March 01, 2003 Spring Prize Give-Away
We are pleased to announce our Spring Prize Give-away. GasBuddy is awarding a prize of free gasoline - four prizes of a $50 gas card will be awarded. The contest closes on May 31, 2003. Get your tickets today!

February 25, 2003 CaliforniaGasPrices.com
CaliforniaStateGasPrices.com has move to a shortened www.CaliforniaGasPrices.com. Enjoy!

February 11, 2003 New car icons
We have added a new "orange" car icon at 750,000 the point-level, and changed the 1,000,000 point-level car to a convertible. In addition the moderator car has been changed from orange to red. To see the updated point levels, Click here!

January 16, 2003 Contest Winners!
Congratulations to the following winners of our most recent GasBuddy contest: jerryp, donutan, calgarylady and sh60108. Thanks to everyone for their entries and start collecting GasBuddy points now for the next contest starting in March!

December 20, 2002 Happy Holidays
We would like to thank you all for your hard work and dedication in helping keep consumers aware of local gas prices. Seasons greetings and all the best in 2003! May all your journeys be safe.

November 02, 2002 New GasBuddy Server
Due to the increased growth in traffic and participation on all the GasBuddy.com web sites, we have purchased and installed a new server. It should make GasBuddy faster and able to handle more web site visitors/members! Enjoy!

October 09, 2002 Fall Prize Give-Away
We are please to announce our Fall Prize Give-away. GasBuddy is awarding a prize of free gasoline - four prizes of a $50 gas card will be awarded. The contest closes on December 30, 2002. Get your tickets today!

September 12, 2002 Summer Contest Winner
We are pround to announce that GasBuddy member "Barry" from TwinCities, MN is the most recent GasBuddy contest winner. The prize consisted of a Rad2AGo Electric Scooter with an estimated value of $199.00 US. The next contest will begin September 29th. Start collecting your points now!

August 08, 2002 New Sites
We have added two new sites: www.AlbertaGasPrices.com in Alberta, Canada and www.OhioGasPrices.com to cover Ohio. Previously, we covered Ohio under www.OhioStateGasPrices.com.

July 08, 2002 New Contest Begins
Despite still not having determined a final fourth winner for the last prize of one of four free gasoline cards we have decided to stay on track and begin the next contest. We hope everyone will particpate in another scooter give-away. It is a fun and convenient electric scooter...and if you wanted, you could always sell it to buy gasoline! Good luck to all the members! We will complete the last contest in the next few days once we have redrawn for the fourth winner and we will announce the winner here when it has been confirmed.

May 04, 2002 Keep track of your fuel expenses with the new Fuel Logbook
We have added a tool that will enable web site members to keep track of their fuel expenses & fuel economy. You can track as many vehicles as you like. Get started now!

April 08, 2002 Spring Prize Give-Away
We are please to announce our Spring Prize Give-away. GasBuddy is awarding a prize of free gasoline - four prizes of a $50 gas card will be awarded. The contest closes on June 7, 2002. Get your tickets today!

March 08, 2002 Winter Prize Give-Away Winner Announced
"scooter1" of the Saskatchewan has won our winter promotion. "scooter1" is the recipient of a $200 US gas card.

March 03, 2002 Search the Message Forum
We have added the a section to the message forum that will allow you to search for messages by Member Name. You can now easily view the threads that you have participated in.

February 09, 2002 View Previous Polls
We have added a new page so that you can view the results from previous voting polls. It is available Here, or on the Home Page in the voting poll section.

January 11, 2002 New Canadian GasBuddy Web sites
We have added web sites for most Canadian provinces: BC, Manitoba, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, PEI, and Saskatchewan. Others may follow soon.

January 07, 2002 Winter Prize Give-Away
We are please to announce our Winter Prize Give-away. GasBuddy is awarding a prize of free gasoline - $200 US (apr $315 CDN). The contest closes on March 3, 2002. Get your tickets today!

December 31, 2001 New GasBuddy Web sites
The GasBuddy family has expanded to include all US states. The new additions will help serve most areas that were not previously covered.

December 17, 2001 Fall Prize Give-Away Winner Announced
"exploder" of the Twin Cities won our fall promotion. "exploder" is the proud new owner of a ElectricCycle.com electric scooter!

November 23, 2001 Enhanced Edit Favorite Stations Page
The "Edit Favorite Stations" page has been modified to allow easier editing of your favorite stations. Check it out here: Edit Member Stations

November 19, 2001 Price Averages And Price Trend Indicator
This feature gives site users the ability to compare the current average price of unleaded gasoline to yesterday's price, one week or one month ago. The graphical trend indicator identifies the price trend based on the most recent 12 hours of price entries. The price trend indicator is designed to be an early warning indicator, showing when prices may be moving higher or lower in your area.

September 29, 2001 Enhanced Gas Prices Search Functionality
You can now refine your searches for gas prices and pinpoint the cheapest gas stations with even greater detail. You can search by area, gas station, time, member entered prices, and metro-area prices. The search form is available on the home page!

September 13, 2001 New Points Level Car Graphics/Adjusted Message Forum Member Titles
We have added two new levels for earning points on the web site to represent members seniority and dedication in the fight against high gas prices. In addition, we have adjusted the levels for the titles earned in the message forum. We underestimated the usage of the message forum when the members area was originally released at the end January 2001. Click here for more information!

September 04, 2001 In the News
We have added an "In the News" section. If you see/hear about this web site in the news, let us know about it! You can find a link at the top of this page.

September 03, 2001 Favorite Stations Sort Order
You can now order you favorite stations list any way you want. Simply go to the "Edit" member favorite stations page and change the sort order field to any value between 1 and 20.

September 02, 2001 Fall Prize Give-Away
We are please to announce our Fall Prize Give-away. This time, our sponsor is Electric Cycle and they have provided us with a Hubble-X scooter MSRP $499.95. This scooter is considerably more powerful than the summer prize give-away. Go get your tickets today!

August 23, 2001 Summer Prize Give-Away Winner Announced
Mnementh of the Twin Cities won our summer promotion. Mnementh is the proud new owner of a Rad-2-Go electric scooter!

August 02, 2001 My Points Statistics
We have added a new column on the "My Points Statistics" page that shows today's point activity. Now you can monitor your progress more accurately.

August 01, 2001 Printable Favorite Stations List
You can now print a list of your favorite stations to take with you when you are spotting gas prices. Simply print the list, and write in the prices on the sheet. When you get to a computer, enter the prices! You can find the list in the My Favorite Stations area on the home page of this site.

July 19, 2001 Clicking On Sponsor's Ads
Effective immediately, due to regulations with new advertisers we have been forced to discontinue awarding points for clicking on a sponsor's ad. The site remains dependent on sponsor's advertising as our sole source of revenue and we would appreciate our site visitors continued support of our sponsor's advertising. In liu of the points lost from this feature we have increased the points earned for clicking a news item up to 25 from 20.

July 10, 2001 New Message Forum Categories
We have added two new message forum categories: Car Talk for talk about automobiles, and Off Topic so our members can talk about anything they want.

July 10, 2001 New Sites
We have added two new sites: www.DaytonGasPrices.com in Ohio and www.SanBernardinoGasPrices.com in California.

June 24, 2001 New Site
By popular demand, we have added www.GaryGasPrices.com. Prices in the Indiana part of the Chicago metro area usually have much lower prices. So we created the new site! Members from the Illinois/Chicago area can still use www.ChicagoGasPrices.com.

June 04, 2001 Second Generation GasBuddy Tool
The new GasBuddy is ready for webmasters and web site owners to put on their site. A "GasBuddy" is a little image that people can put on their web site to display the current low and high gas prices for their city. The second generation GasBuddy is done with an image, rather than JavaScript like the first generation GasBuddy. You can find the code for the new GasBuddy for your city at the bottom of the main page.

June 03, 2001 Historic Price Charting
We have now finished a great new feature that provides site users with the ability to plot historical prices. Not only can you compare up to three cities at once and you can also compare US and Canadian cities to each other! Click here to check it out!

May 27, 2001 New Sites
Spotters can now access www.VenturaGasPrices.com and www.OrangeCountyGasPrices.com. This should help alleviate some of the congestion on the www.LosAngelesGasPrices.com site.

May 15, 2001 New Servers Now Live!
Due to the overwhelming response to our websites, we have upgraded to new servers. We experienced minimal downtime, and don't expect any further downtime as a result of the transfer. All members will have to log in to the site again. The new servers should be able to handle much higher traffic levels.

May 02, 2001 Search For Gas Prices
By popular demand, we have now added a search utility. This will allow you to specify which areas you wish to get gas price information. It can be accessed on the main page, right under the prices tables.

April 06, 2001 GasBuddy.com
By popular demand, GasBuddy now has a main portal web site that can be found at www.gasbuddy.com. It acts as the ultimate gas price information portal! Thank you to all the hard working gas price spotters out there.

April 02, 2001 Member Area Contest
We are proud to announce our first Member Area Contest. Although the official contest start date is April 15, 2001 you can start to collect your points now! Each entry into the contest requires 1000 GasBuddy points. The prize is a hot new electric scooter, convenient and fun to drive. The ultimate way to save on fuel!

April 02, 2001 Tell-A-Friend
Effective immediately, we are forced to limit the number of points earned for using the Tell-A-Friend feature of the web site. A number of site members have been sending messages to invalid email accounts and we are receiving a substantial amount of non-deliverable messages. We will continue to provide members with points for sending Tell-A-Friend messages but points will only be awarded on the member's first 15 friends referred. If more than 15 messages are sent no points will be awarded but the site feature will continue to function normally, helping to spread the word about GasBuddy.com.

January 28, 2001 Members Area
Web site visitors can now register with the GasBuddy web site in their city. As a member, you can earn points that you can use towards winning prizes on the web site. In addition to earning points, there are a host of other features that members can take advantage of.

January 01, 2001 New web sites
We are pleased to announce that we have launched web sites in 110+ cities in the US & Canada. GasBuddy now has nearly one web site for every major metro area.

June 11, 2000 The GasBuddy Web Sites Go Live
The first GasBuddy web sites were launched on this day. Consumers band together to help each other find cheap gas prices.