Going the Extra Mile to Save on Gas

In Canada, people are burning gas, driving around to find cheaper fuel. Shell now changes its prices 400,000 times per year. "people will cross the street for 1/10th of a cent per litre" says Ted Stoner, spokesman for the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute. Entire websites are devoted to finding the lowest gas prices- spotters report the prices and the websites update automatically. An 85 year old friend of our mother puts on her bathrobe at 9:30 at night and goes out on a special driving trip just for gas, because that is when the prices usually drop. We would be interested to do the math and figure out how far you drive to save a nickel a tankful before you spend more getting there than you save- we suspect that driving less saves both fuel and money. ::Globe and Mail