Monday, December 25, 2017

Mexico Apps Gas Prices

With the advent of the energy reform, apps are now appearing that are similar to GasBuddy in the U.S.  There are three that I know of, one (Gasoapp) is sponsored by Profeco (BBB), one  (Guia Pemex) by Pemex for Pemex only stations and the third is Zenzzer.

All are available at the Google Play store.  All three pretty much work the same. stations within in a specific range, prices, ratings by user, distance and routing to get to a specific station. 

I haven´t downloaded any apps yet because my phone is full.  I´m anxious to try it as we saw prices yesterday in Monterrey with a range of 35 centavos.  May not sound like much but for the SUV a tank could mean a savings of 33 pesos or more.  Like in the U.S., you wouldn´t drive miles out of your way but if you see a station on your route that has a better price I´m sure you would take it.


  1. Thanks for the post. I have mixed feelings about the free market pricing for gas that is developing in Mexico. One of the nice things I used to like about traveling in Mexico was that you didn't need to think about the price of gas. I suppose it is ok to let free market forces handle it. The concern is that the people who will set the prices now in the private market may be greedy jerks of the mega millionaire class hiding under the guise of being benevolent capitalists.

  2. Thanks for that. We use gasbuddy all the time.

  3. I go back and forth on trying to save money on gasoline. In Boston I simply bought gas at the most convenient station. But I was driving maybe (maybe!) 4,000 miles a year in a more-or-less thrifty car, so I wasn't going to save a lot of money. Here in California, I'm driving about 4x-5x what I was driving there, so now I'm a bit more conscious. Still, for a full tank of gas (about 14-15 gallons) the max savings is only a dollar or two. So I try to keep that in mind and not drive myself crazy trying to find the absolute cheapest price.

    But if I had a gas guzzling truck or SUV I'd likely think differently.


    Kim G
    Redding, CA
    Where we are more concerned with finding "top tier" gasoline than cheap gasoline.