Costco had the lowest gasoline prices in Florida and in the U.S. overall in 2015, GasBuddy said today.
GasBuddy’s Low Price winners are selected by combing through the 657 million individual price submissions and comparing each brand’s pump offering (by zip code) to the average price of local competitors. It then tabulates the results, rating each brand by the average discount it delivered versus the average pump prices in its competitive area.
“Each day, millions of drivers utilize GasBuddy for real-time information on where is the cheapest place to fuel up,” said Jason Toews, co-founder of GasBuddy. “We are happy to once again honor the retailers across the nation that provide low prices based on the data we have collected by GasBuddy price spotters.”
Costco came in at the top as providing the most value for the fourth year in a row.
On any given day in 2015, the average Costco was priced more than 19.8 cents a gallon lower than its competitors. It was also number one in 12 different states, the most of any brand, and in the large brand category (100 to 999 stores).
Due to variances such as regional taxes, market-share, etc., these lists don’t guarantee that the brands will always be the cheapest but strive to offer a general overview of those that have consistently been consumer-friendly in pricing.