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AAA Fills Gas Price Website with New Features


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Tools and Enhancement Unveiled at GasPrices.AAA.com

Gasoline prices have taken a rollercoaster ride this year, giving travelers a lot to keep up with. Just in time for year-end road trip planning, AAA has added new tools to GasPrices.AAA.com to provide more comprehensive gas price data, insight, and news to motorists and journalists.

Being able to provide more insight to gasoline trends is an exciting announcement for us," says Herman Jenkins, AAA East Central Director of Public Affairs. "The enhancements to our reliable and up-to-date gas website will prove to be user-friendly and informative to everyone who logs on.�??

National-level enhancements

In addition to the daily national gas price average for regular, mid-grade, premium and diesel gas, AAA now provides the daily E-85 national average.

Enhanced features to the Top Trends page allows visitors to sort data in various ways (high to low pricing, by date) and easily identify changes by directional colored arrows: increases (red); decreases (green); or no change (grey). Lastly, the top trends page now offers the ability to query gas prices at the state metro level.

State-level enhancements

With the addition of 175 new metropolitan areas and corresponding gas prices, state coverage is now more comprehensive. In addition, each state now touts county gas price averages via a state heat map (see above).

A new "State Gas Price Averages" page provides an overview of each state's daily gas price for regular, mid-grade, premium and diesel fuel. From this page, a visitor can also click on a state name and be taken directly to that state’s landing page. Users can sort data on this page alphabetically by state name or highest/lowest price by fuel grade.

Motorists can also find current gas prices along their route with the free AAA Mobile app for iPhone, iPad, and Android. The app can also be used to map a route, find discounts, book a hotel, and access AAA roadside assistance. Learn more at AAA.com/mobile.

AAA East Central is a not-for-profit association with 81 local offices in Kentucky, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia serving 2.7 million members.News releases are available at news.eastcentral.aaa.com