Use Your Phone to Find Cheap Gas
MIAMI - SEPTEMBER 15: Gas is pumped into a vehicle September 15, 2008 in Miami, Florida. Gasoline prices rose nearly 5 cents a gallon Monday, bringing the total increase in the three days since Hurricane Ike slammed into Texas to almost 17 cents, according to a nationwide survey.
The average price of unleaded regular rose 4.7 cents to $3.842 a gallon, according to the survey released by motorist group AAA. That followed increases of 5.8 cents Saturday and 6.2 cents Sunday, which was the biggest one-day spike since after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast in 2005 . (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The cost of gas is going up, but several apps promise to help you find the lowest gas prices in your area.
The first one called "Gas Buddy" shows you which gas stations have the lowest and highest prices. The app uses your phone or tablet's GPS to locate gas stations by proximity and price.
The app also tells you how to decipher "oil terminology," like figuring out how many gallons of gas one barrel of crude oil makes, answer -- 19.3 gallons.
You can also check out apps called "Where" and "Poynt", both are free on Apple, Blackberry and Android devices.
The two applications will give you information on nearby gas stations, food and businesses.
Published at 11:37 AM PST on Feb 3, 2011