How far would you drive to buy cheap gasoline?

It may not be cost effective to drive a few extra miles to save a few pennies per gallon, when you factor in the fuel you'll burn to get to (and from) the cheaper gas station. See for yourself. Enter how much gas you will buy, the average price per gallon of gasoline, how many miles per gallon your vehicle gets, and how far you might be willing to drive. Then click Submit. -- Tim Barmann, Journal Staff Writer

(Get current gas prices from gasbuddy.com)


Gallons you'll buy:    Price Per Gal.: $   MPG:    Distance To Station:   


Green is good. Red is bad. In the top row of the table below, find the number of miles you are willing to drive to get to a cheaper gas station. In the left column, look up the price difference between the closest station and the cheaper station you want to drive to. If the cell where those two intersect has a green number, that's how much money you'll save by driving to the cheaper station. But if the cell is red, it will show you how much extra it will cost you to buy gas at the cheaper station.

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$0.01 $0.06 $-0.03 $-0.12 $-0.21 $-0.30 $-0.39 $-0.48 $-0.57 $-0.66 $-0.75 $-0.83 $-0.92 $-1.01 $-1.10 $-1.19
$0.02 $0.21 $0.12 $0.03 $-0.06 $-0.15 $-0.24 $-0.33 $-0.42 $-0.51 $-0.60 $-0.68 $-0.77 $-0.86 $-0.95 $-1.04
$0.03 $0.36 $0.27 $0.18 $0.09 $0.00 $-0.09 $-0.18 $-0.27 $-0.36 $-0.45 $-0.53 $-0.62 $-0.71 $-0.80 $-0.89
$0.04 $0.51 $0.42 $0.33 $0.24 $0.15 $0.06 $-0.03 $-0.12 $-0.21 $-0.30 $-0.38 $-0.47 $-0.56 $-0.65 $-0.74
$0.05 $0.66 $0.57 $0.48 $0.39 $0.30 $0.21 $0.12 $0.03 $-0.06 $-0.15 $-0.23 $-0.32 $-0.41 $-0.50 $-0.59
$0.06 $0.81 $0.72 $0.63 $0.54 $0.45 $0.36 $0.27 $0.18 $0.09 $0.01 $-0.08 $-0.17 $-0.26 $-0.35 $-0.44
$0.07 $0.96 $0.87 $0.78 $0.69 $0.60 $0.51 $0.42 $0.33 $0.24 $0.16 $0.07 $-0.02 $-0.11 $-0.20 $-0.29
$0.08 $1.11 $1.02 $0.93 $0.84 $0.75 $0.66 $0.57 $0.48 $0.39 $0.31 $0.22 $0.13 $0.04 $-0.05 $-0.14
$0.09 $1.26 $1.17 $1.08 $0.99 $0.90 $0.81 $0.72 $0.63 $0.54 $0.46 $0.37 $0.28 $0.19 $0.10 $0.01
$0.10 $1.41 $1.32 $1.23 $1.14 $1.05 $0.96 $0.87 $0.78 $0.69 $0.61 $0.52 $0.43 $0.34 $0.25 $0.16
$0.11 $1.56 $1.47 $1.38 $1.29 $1.20 $1.11 $1.02 $0.93 $0.84 $0.76 $0.67 $0.58 $0.49 $0.40 $0.31
$0.12 $1.71 $1.62 $1.53 $1.44 $1.35 $1.26 $1.17 $1.08 $0.99 $0.91 $0.82 $0.73 $0.64 $0.55 $0.46
$0.13 $1.86 $1.77 $1.68 $1.59 $1.50 $1.41 $1.32 $1.23 $1.14 $1.06 $0.97 $0.88 $0.79 $0.70 $0.61
$0.14 $2.01 $1.92 $1.83 $1.74 $1.65 $1.56 $1.47 $1.38 $1.29 $1.21 $1.12 $1.03 $0.94 $0.85 $0.76
$0.15 $2.16 $2.07 $1.98 $1.89 $1.80 $1.71 $1.62 $1.53 $1.44 $1.36 $1.27 $1.18 $1.09 $1.00 $0.91
$0.16 $2.31 $2.22 $2.13 $2.04 $1.95 $1.86 $1.77 $1.68 $1.59 $1.51 $1.42 $1.33 $1.24 $1.15 $1.06
$0.17 $2.46 $2.37 $2.28 $2.19 $2.10 $2.01 $1.92 $1.83 $1.74 $1.66 $1.57 $1.48 $1.39 $1.30 $1.21
$0.18 $2.61 $2.52 $2.43 $2.34 $2.25 $2.16 $2.07 $1.98 $1.89 $1.81 $1.72 $1.63 $1.54 $1.45 $1.36
$0.19 $2.76 $2.67 $2.58 $2.49 $2.40 $2.31 $2.22 $2.13 $2.04 $1.96 $1.87 $1.78 $1.69 $1.60 $1.51
$0.20 $2.91 $2.82 $2.73 $2.64 $2.55 $2.46 $2.37 $2.28 $2.19 $2.11 $2.02 $1.93 $1.84 $1.75 $1.66