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Here's how to find the cheapest gas prices in the metro

With the price of gas soaring, it's worth checking where you can get the most bang for your buck before you fill up.

IOWA, USA — Gas prices are soaring, with an average price of $3.88 a gallon in Iowa and $4.22 a gallon nationwide, according to AAA

You can always see a list of the cheapest gas in the Des Moines metro here or by texting "GAS" to 515-457-1026.

But what if you want to know where to get the lowest gas prices in your neighborhood? Local 5 News explains how to use the GasBuddy website to find out. 

First, go to www.gasbuddy.com

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GasBuddy's home page

Then, click on the "Find Gas" pull-down menu in the top left and select "Search"

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GasBuddy's "Find Gas" pull-down menu

This will take you to the form that allows you to search gas prices by location

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GasBuddy's "Search Gas Prices" form

You can type in your full address, just your city and state, or just your zip code, and GasBuddy will show the prices of gas stations near you. 

If you want a different fuel type — regular or diesel, for example — or gas station brand, you can also limit the search results to those stations. 

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GasBuddy search results page for Des Moines

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