Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Gas prices across the US and hybrid sales

An informative (and shocking) website called GasBuddy has published a heat map that shows the gas prices across the country. While the entire country is experiencing super high gas prices, California seems to be hit especially hard. According to GasBuddy, California has the highest gas prices at $4.36 per gallon or greater. Parts of Wyoming, Oklahoma and Missouri appear to have some of the lowest gas prices at $3.70-$3.79 per gallon.

It's no wonder that California leads the US in new hybrid registrations, with 26.1% of all new hybrids purchased (according to MSNBC). Here are the runner-up 'green' states:

1. California, 26.1 percent
2. Florida, 5.5
3. New York, 5.0
4. Texas, 4.9
5. Washington, 3.7
6. Illinois, 3.7
7. Virginia, 3.4
8. Pennsylvania, 3.2
9. Massachusetts, 2.8
10. New Jersey, 2.8

NewYork, coming in as the third 'greenest' state, seems to also have higher gas prices than the rest of the nation (though not as extreme as those of California).

Of course, the leading hybrid is still the Toyota Prius.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

No matter how much attention is put on the price of gas it will still be high, at least higher by $1.50 over last year. Hybrids and other bio fuels will take a while to get into the main stream and are not replacing the millions of cars we have on the road tomorrow that run on gas and diesel. In my ideal world gas would be the same price as it is in Argentina, 12 cents a gallon, but it's not. So I decided to cruise the web looking how to stop the bleeding and beating my walet takes everytime I pull up to the pump. Check out this site I found, http://www.gasbankusa.com. The site talks about locking in a fixed price for gas. An interesting idea and good concept as long as gas doesn't go down in price but I am not holding my breath for that to happen. GasBankUSA acctually looks like a pretty good solution to save on gas.