Dec 6, 2007

MapQuest Gas Prices Adds New Enhancements Including Fuel Cost Calculator

When we launched MapQuest Gas Prices last year we were thrilled to see how popular it was with our users. People love being able to not only find gas stations in their area, but also find the cheapest prices – a pretty useful feature these days. Since then, we’ve gotten a lot of feedback that we’ve used to make some great improvements to the site.

Here’s a list of a few of the new features:

Gas Price Calculator – Just enter your Trip Distance, your car’s Miles per Gallon and the Cost per Gallon of the gas station you picked from the site. Hit calculate and you’ll quickly get the approximate cost of your trip.

Alternative Fuels – Now you can easily find a station nearby that has the type of alternative fuel your car needs. Even if you don’t have a car that runs on alternative fuel, you might be curious to see where you could find it.

Expiration on Gas Prices – We update our gas & diesel prices up to 7 times a day, but not every station sends in updates everyday. Any price older than 48 hours no longer shows up in your search results.

If you’re an existing user, you’ll notice the changes and we hope you are happy with them. If you are new to MapQuest Gas Prices, go to the site at http://gasprices.mapquest.com and check out the prices in your area!

If you’d like to find out more, go to the Gas Prices About page.