Gas Prices On The Rise! Where To Find Cheap Gasoline
Posted at 01:00:00 PM
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Author: Mike Werner
Location: Normandy, France
There's no doubt anymore, but gas prices are rising, and they are going to stay that way. Cheap petrol does not exist anymore, even in countries that don't tax at the pump. Riding your motorcycle has never been so expensive, and the bad news, unless you're riding an electric motorcycle, gas is going to get more and more expensive.
But even with this expensive liquid, there are always differences in price depending on which gas station you go to. Oil companies still male obscene profits, and often the margins they have are high. So the only way to ensure that you pay a "fair" price is to allow competition to play. This means some research. You'll find on a particular city, there's always some gas stations that are cheaper than others. It's just a question of knowing where to look.
To help you find a pump that has cheaper fuel, here's a list of sites that specialize in listing fuel prices. Each country is obviously different, and in non-English speaking countries, the sites are usually in only their own language, but finding the info is not that difficult. Usually it means drilling down to the city in question before you can see the price at the pump (or is it pimp?).
Here's a list of some countries with their fuel price check sites:
|Country ||Site ||English? ||Comments |
|France ||Prix-Carburants.Gouv ||No ||Reviewed (and translated) link |
|UK ||Petrol Prices ||Yes ||There's also an iPhone app available. |
Reviewed (link )
|USA ||Gas Price Watch ||Yes ||Many different search functions. |
|The Netherlands ||Brandstof Prijzen ||No ||For a country where everyone speaks English, it's strange the site is in Dutch only. |
Drill down via province, brand and/or city (see translation below)
|Top left to bottom; |
"Selecteer een Merk" - select a brand
"Selecteer een Provincie" - select a province
"Selecteer een Regio" - select a region
Top right to bottom:
"Selecteer een Plaats" - All cities (or select one)
"Laatse jaar" - last year, or select time period
|Belgium ||Brandstof Prijzen ||No ||Drill down via region, trip or map |
|"Zoeken met postcode" - Search by postcode (doesn't work, goes to map) |
"Zoeken met plaats" - Search by city (doesn't work, goes to map)
"Zoeken op kaart" - Search by map
"Zoeken on uw route" - Search by itinerary
"Prijzen per regios" - Prices per region.
|Italy ||Prezzi Benzina ||No ||Map based, but below the map you'll find detailed information about the distributors, including opening hours. |
Keep click on the map to drill down to the area you are interested in.
|Spain ||El Precio de la Gasolina ||No ||Enter the city or region in the search box, or click on one of the main regions at the bottom of the page. |
|Germany ||Gasoline-Germany ||Yes ||Not at a pump level, but region/city level prices. Select English language, and click on "Current Prices an Forecast". |
The site also has a listing of average fuel prices around the world. So if you think you're paying too much, there's probably a country out there where they are paying much more.
|Australia ||Motormouth ||Yes ||Many different drill down available. |
|Ireland ||Pumps ||Yes ||Different drill downs, and Apple iPhone app available. Select the area first before using the map.|