Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Let's Map....

Why, look, it's a map graphic!

What's it mapping? TSA's most enthusiastic groper locations? Not even a little! November's voting patterns? Nope. Economic freedom? Kind of. Regulatory burden on the workin' man? More or less. It's a map of gas prices! Click on it to go to the site. The level of detail is impressive. At least in Indianapolis, it zooms right down to the street map level and shows the location of individual gas stations.

They've got one for Canada, too. A bit late for Canadian Thanksgiving, but there's plenty more holiday driving ahead.

...Kind of an interesting correlation with politics on the U.S. map, hey?

9 comments:

Hans said...

"...Kind of an interesting correlation with politics on the U.S. map, hey?"
Pretty much my first thought on seeing it, though I wonder why Idaho, the Dakotas and Montana have such high prices.

CGHill said...

Their state gas taxes are on the high side: a quarter a gallon in Idaho, 21/22 cents in North/South Dakota, 27.5 cents in Montana. (It's 18 cents in Indiana, though I've read that they add sales tax after the fact.)

Ed Rasimus said...

Now I'm confused. After all this time learning that I lived in a red state, I see that I live in a very green state, but Texas is supposed to be very un-green in terms of our belching pick-up-trucks and flatulent steers. And the deep blue states are the darkest red on the map...

karrde said...

There might also be a rising-cost-per-mile-from-refinery seen on the map...but I suspect gas taxes make most of the visible differences.

Tam said...

Karrde,

Yup. For most of my life, Georgia had some of the cheapest gas in the country, and it was entirely due to very low gas taxes. As the map shows, they seem to have risen in the last decade or so.

D.W. Drang said...

That does it, we're moving to central Wyoming.

Too bad it's not economic for the refineries to shut down and maintain their equipment, we'd have more refineries and cheaper gas.

Stupid government.

D.W. Drang said...

Huh. Cheapest gas prices in the country--San Angelo, Texas? Rlly?

Anonymous said...

I really have to wonder about the one green county in all of orange Pennsylvania.

Antibubba

Roberta X said...

Zoom in and find out -- maybe they're cooking their own?