I’m jumping ship to GasBuddy, catch me if you can!

TheGasGame.com was started officially back in 2006, but has roots going back many more years. Ed and I started posting together here at TheGasGame after we found out about each other through GrandRapidsGasPrices.com, a GasBuddy.com site that tracks gas prices. Ed and I both had a hobby and fascination with gas prices and were posting information we hoped would help others save on gas. It’s the same reason GasBuddy.com and GrandRapidsGasPrices.com are successful- helping consumers find low gas prices. We had a mission of successfully predicting gas price hikes and have had a good accuracy rate.

A few years ago, I contacted GasBuddy about putting some charts, graphs, and other information on the site and was allowed to do so with their blessing. My interest evolved and I started the blog here with Ed thanks to GasBuddy. Time has gone by and prices have become even more unstable it seems.

This past fall and winter, the folks at GasBuddy contacted me to see if we couldn’t pool our thoughts, ideas, and passion- to help consumers find low prices and to help them understand the fluctuations in prices. As a result of those conversations, I was offered a position at GasBuddy, an offer I accepted. Beginning yesterday I am now the Lead Petroleum Analyst with GasBuddy. I am working on doing much of what I did here at TheGasGame at GasBuddy.

We’ve started some new avenues to get information out fast, such as the GasBuddy Twitter Account (follow our updates!) and a Facebook presence. These are tools in fighting gas prices and SAVING MONEY! I’d rather save it and spend it on something a bit more enjoyable than pumping gasoline!

I will no longer be actively posting here, but Ed will remain here and he may have some announcements to make. TheGasGame.com will remain the same, but I will be posting on a larger scale for GasBuddy.

I’ll be sure to give more information or links when I start actively blogging with GasBuddy, but for now, check out those links. I wanted to thank every reader and fan for reading. I’ve been given a great opportunity to help even more people understand gas prices and to try and save money. Let’s do it!



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  1. I’d like to see a feed on this site that has the titles of your posts on GasBuddy for quick access! Anyways, best of luck in your new position!

  2. Good luck on your new job, Patrick.

    I too would like to see updates here from Gasbuddy if possible.

  3. Congrats on the new job with GasBuddy; between you and them I’ve saved more than a few dollars on gas. My car takes premium, so I need all the help I can get. Thanks for all you do, Ken

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